Are suppliers skating by on certifications?
A recent Transformers Foundation webinar tackled this issue. Andre Raghu, CEO of HAP, a supply-chain mapping platform, said that schemes meant to surveil supply chains have largely proven inefficient and ineffective. A study that the nonprofit published last month about chemical auditing said as much. Without universal agreement on what needs to be measured—and how—the realm of voluntary chemical safety has proven confusing, expensive and riddled with loopholes. And until something changes, factories aren’t going to put in more effort than they have to.