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Although more needs to be done to fix the "endemic" exploitation of refugees, BHRRC said: "There is a real opportunity for international business to help bring greater prosperity and security to long-suffering refugees, and the Turkish communities who have welcomed them."
The exploitation of refugees was brought to the public's attention recently in a BBC Panorama expose that found child refugees working in factories supplying Marks & Spencer (M&S) and ASOS.
However, as early as December last year, BHRRC was surveying fashion firms to find out how they were responding to the supply chain risk refugees in Turkey created. A subsequent report in February found few had engaged with the issue and fewer were taking pragmatic steps.
In a follow-up report BHRRC found there was still a "gulf" between those taking steps to eradicate exploitation and “a long tail of laggard brands.” A survey received responses from brands including Adidas, Gap Inc, M&S and Primark, among others.
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