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"2006 Transparency Report Card" assesses labour standards reporting by 30 apparel retailers: Levi Strauss, Reebok score highest; Mountain Equipment Co-op, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Hudson’s Bay improve from 2005

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1 December 2006

Revealing Clothing: 2006 Transparency Report Card

Author: Maquila Solidarity Network

...Transparency Report Card, assesses and compares public reporting on labour standards compliance by 30 top apparel retailers and brands selling clothes in the Canadian market, including Levi Strauss, Nike, adidas, H&M, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Roots, La Senza, Reitmans and 22 others. The Report Card shows that over the past year, some major brands and retailers have improved reporting on labour standards compliance...But despite improvements in reporting there is still a long way to go to improve actual labour conditions in apparel factories worldwide...[also refers to Mark’s Work Wearhouse and the Hudson’s Bay Company]

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1 December 2006

[PDF] full report: "Revealing Clothing - 2006 Transparency Report Card"

Author: Ethical Trading Action Group (ETAG)

[Each company was evaluated against a total of 20 criteria spread among five categories: Governance and risk management, Code for labour standards, Stakeholder engagement, Management, Supply chain auditing and reporting. The 30 companies surveyed (with total score out of 100 in brackets) were: Levi Strauss (78), Reebok (part of Adidas-Salomon) (77), Mountain Equipment (74), Adidas (73), Gap (71), Nike (68), H&M (64), Eddie Bauer (63), Liz Clairborne (62), Zara (part of Inditex) (49), HBC (48), American Eagle Outfitters (40), Wal-Mart (40), Mark’s Work Wearhouse (39), Winners (TJX) (36), Roots (27), La Senza (23), Lululemon (18), Sears (8), Northern Group (6), Reitmans (6), Polo Ralph Lauren (5), Boutique Jacob (0), Forzani (0), Grafton-Fraser (0), Harry Rosen (0), International Clothiers (0), Le Chateau (0), Tristan & America (0), YM Inc. (0)]

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