Technology can help accelerate transparency
This shows the importance of due diligence when choosing your manufacturer, information needs to be communicated by the factories and by you to the end user. Initiatives like a digital product passport can help you better communicate your transparency efforts to your clients.
Within the nearshoring boundaries of Europe there are laws currently in place provide a context where the rights of workers are more safeguarded. Nevertheless, such policies are often implemented through the (very different) regulatory systems of each country and this creates a variegated landscape throughout Europe. For example, countries in Eastern Europe are still improving several labor standard issues. However If we look at the big picture, Europe as a whole still provides a significantly safer and better working environment than asian countries on various levels.