Navigating the Regulatory Landscape: Audit fatigue in the garment and textile industry

This report explores the role of garment and apparel facility ownership of their social and labour assessment data, which can empower them to improve their practices, save valuable resources and comply with emerging regulatory requirements such as human rights due diligence.


The research looks at the Social & Labor Convergence Program as an example of how data alignment and reducing audit fatigue can contribute to industry-wide transformational change. It explains how the International Trade Centre facilitates this work through its Standards Map, which helps align efforts between sustainability initiatives and enhance transparency and social data sharing through textile supply chains.