About Us

Our Story

Fast Forward is a next-generation labour standards improvement programme that supports brands and suppliers to embed ethical practices into their business and supply chain.

Our vision is an ethical UK supply base where workers enjoy safe and decent working conditions and businesses can operate on a level playing field.

Fast Forward was developed together with apparel retailers in 2014 to address concerns of exploitative practices in UK fashion being undetected by existing social compliance audits.

Proven as an effective methodology to uncover hidden exploitation and drive continuous improvement, this collaborative programme is operated by an ever-growing number of brands and retailers in a range of UK sectors.

The forensic audit process uncovers audit evasion and hidden exploitation and assesses adherence to employment laws and ethical labour standards requirements.

Fast Forward also supports suppliers committed to continuous improvement through the Supplier Engagement Programme through which suppliers access training, guidance, resources, and collaborative forums to strengthen their business.