Feds Cite Media Pressure On ‘Ethical’ Offshore Contracting

Media disclosures of overseas sweatshops prompted a Department of Public Works inquiry on whether to require “ethical procurement” in federal contracting, records show. Department memos indicate news accounts of the fatal 2013 collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory led regulators to examine the sourcing of apparel: “Protections do not exist in some offshore countries”

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