Retailers ditching suppliers due to sustainability fears
One in five UK retailers cancelled contracts last year with suppliers who fell foul of ethical and sustainable standards, research by Barclays has found.The value of the cancelled contracts was £7.1bn, with unfair working hours, use of unsustainable materials, and a lack of membership to a trade body that monitors ethical and sustainable standards, th
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