Letter of Concern to Wal-Mart re: Global Social Compliance Program

Publication Date: 

August 30, 2007


International Labor Rights Forum

Dear Mr. Scott,

We are concerned with the recent initiative developed by Carrefour, Metro, Migros, Tesco, and Wal-Mart. The Global Social Compliance Programme is being lauded as a new effort to create a unified code of best practices to improve labor standards and create a new efficiency in the auditing process. However, we have several reservations regarding the code.