// River Island commits to being more transparent
// It will publish the names & locations of the Tier 1 factories that manufacture its clothes by end of March
River Island has pledged to being more transparent by publishing the names and locations of the Tier 1 factories that manufacture its clothes by the end of March.
The fashion retailer aims to provide further transparency in its supply chain by signing the Human Rights Watch’s Transparency Pledge.
It follows in the steps of H&M, Asos, New Look and Next.
The River Island list will be published online, and updated every six months to ensure it remains accurate.
“This is an important step in driving greater transparency in the fashion industry, in order to ensure fair and safe working conditions in factories worldwide,” River Island said.
“It also enables industry collaboration to prevent serious global issues such as modern slavery.”
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch has called on other retailers to join the pledge, including Decathlon, Sports Direct, Mango, Foot Locker and Urban Outfitters, who have yet to publicly disclose supply chain information.