In the case of Think Tank 9922 miles in 96 hours to ensure we are using the best and most trusted suppliers from around the world.
CSR and ethical policies are not merely boxes to be ticked but an essential part of everyone's supply chain these days and we feel only with our own eyes on the ground we can really be sure the efforts and methodology are in place to make sure everyone is getting the respect they deserve.
With this in mind our latest trip was to Kolkata in India to meet our highly experienced leather and cotton bag fabricators and see them at work.
In the case of the cotton factory we combined our efforts with the team at BBC Worldwide and the auditors at Impactt to look at every aspect of workers relations, pay scales, working hours and working environment.
Any learning experience like this is hugely rewarding and happily, in this case, Think Tank was blown away by the lengths our suppliers are going to ensuring everyone is getting a fair deal and also the hospitality that was extended to us by everyone we met.
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