A code of conduct and independent factory audits can help structure efforts to improve factory conditions and identify non-conformities. But creating lasting change requires systematic, independent verification that holds the industry accountable, along with ongoing brand owner engagement that incentivizes continuous improvement.

This text is part of our latest report, Impacts and Insights: Navigating the Sustainable IT Revolution – The critical role of independent verification. The report helps buyers worldwide accurately verify social and environmental aspects of their purchases.