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level 11. Animals must be treated with dignity and respect. No ani- mal must be deliber- ately harmed or exposed to pain Sector speci fi city Ethical conduct 12. Businesses and their designers must work actively to encourage and support sustainable design 13. Businesses must, through their choice and treatment of mod- els, promote a healthy lifestyle, and healthy body ideals, and the models minimum age must be 16 during fashion weeks and other occasions where the workload is excessive. 14. Businesses must work towards trans- parency in their sup- ply chain 15. Businesses must work towards a stron- ger commitment throughout their sup- ply chain to reinforce the development of a secure mining industry 16. All businesses involved must at all times be open and accessible for announced, semi- announced and unan- nounced audits for monitoring and evalu- ation of compliance with the Code of Conduct X X X Making the Connection Between the United Nations Global Compact Code of Conduct 77
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Table 9 Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats between the UNGC Code of Conduct and the Higg Index 2.0 Strengths Opportunities UNGC Code of Conduct SAC Higg Index 2.0 UNGC Code of Conduct SAC Higg Index 2.0 Initiatives of the UN Global Compact Initiative of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition To change the industry s status quo at a global level To improve organizations perfor- mance facing society Sound support of the United Nations Initiative proved in many companies members of the Coalition Change leaders may be trained based on these initiatives a Multi-stakeholder initiative Includes labor rights and environmen- tally-related aspects Although a few experiences have been conducted, this is an opportunity to lead the change Includes human rights with a very broad vision To improve organizations perfor- mance facing society Includes labor rights and environmentally- related aspects Includes the corruption issue Weaknesses Threats UNGC Code of Conduct SAC Higg Index 2.0 UNGC Code of Conduct SAC Higg Index 2.0 Few experiences worldwide Although it has been proven in companies members of the Coalition, the experience is limited with respect to the entire industry (no experiences in small companies) It may be the case of unfavorable macroeconomic and political contexts, poor labor and environmental legisla- tion, hindering their integration No experiences in small organizations (continued) 78 M.Á. Gardetti
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Table 9 (continued) Strengths Opportunities UNGC Code of Conduct SAC Higg Index 2.0 UNGC Code of Conduct SAC Higg Index 2.0 Implementation cost Does not include con- sumer s issues Implementation cost Industry s status quo It may be the case of unfavorable macroeconomic and political contexts, poor labor and environmental legisla- tion, hindering their integration Temporarily, the initiative is restricted to members of the Coalition and their vendors Industry s status quo It is a multi-stakeholder initiative, but limited to members The SAC consists of members whose reputation can be questioned It does not include human rights to the
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