Country: Bangladesh

Transparentem Survey Finds Evidence of Exploitative Labor Practices in Bangladesh Tanneries (2020)

Download Full Report In the summer of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic threw global supply chains into disarray, Transparentem commissioned a survey of tannery workers in Bangladesh, seeking to understand how the virus was affecting the lives and livelihoods of this vulnerable population. Our survey found that the pandemic was making a bad situation much…

Investigation of Bangladeshi Leather Industry Speeds Shutdown of One of World’s Ten Most Polluted Places (2017)

Transparentem’s initial two-year investigation of leather tanneries in Hazaribagh, Bangladesh, documented widespread abuses, including gross environmental degradation, child labor, and hazardous working conditions. Those abuses directly affected some 30,000 workers and indirectly affected hundreds of thousands more people in surrounding areas. Transparentem scrutinized the links between Hazaribagh tanneries, or their apparently affiliated manufacturers, and eleven…