Ensuring Responsible Supply Chains: InterPraxis helps Lululemon address the issue of Foreign Migrant Workers

Based on emerging best practice and input from key stakeholders, InterPraxis helped Lululemon develop its new foreign migrant labour standard as part of its Vendor Code of Conduct. The new standard will help Lululemon and its vendors address risks of exploitive labour practices among migrant workers and imposes a new framework on it suppliers for outsourcing foreign migrant labourers that include specific safeguards against trafficking and forced labour.

Foreign migrant workers continue to be at risk for rights violations through their recruitment and during their employment. In particular, the recruitment and employment practices of suppliers and labor agents puts foreign migrant workers at risk for forced labor. Given the variation in practices by suppliers and labor agents in managing these workers, a universal and codified approach in this area can help organizations to clarify their standards with their vendors and drive their enforcement throughout their supply chain. This is what we have sought to achieve with this project.