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Argos (part of Home Retail Group)

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12 August 2019

Calls for major reforms to UK Modern Slavery Act & mandatory due diligence growing, Ethical Corporation reports

Author: Katherine Steiner-Dicks, Ethical Corporation

"‘We know most global companies have modern slavery in their supply chains’", 6 Aug 2019...

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2 August 2019

Charity & police break up UK's largest modern slavery ring; victims worked in farms allegedly supplying UK retailers & supermarkets

In July 2019, the largest-ever modern slavery ring uncovered in the UK has been broken up following a three-year investigation into its activities. Investigators found some of its 400 victims worked for as little as 50p a day, working on farms, rubbish...

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Article
23 June 2011

UK jewellery giants in spotlight over dirty gold

Author: Professional Jeweller

Filming secretly in Britain's biggest high street jewellery chains including Argos, Goldsmiths, H. Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis, [Channel 4's current affairs programme] Dispatches [shows] footage of shop assistants giving incorrect...

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Company response
11 July 2007

Response by Argos (part of Home Retail Group): CAFOD calls on Argos to sign 12 "Golden Rules" to reduce harmful social & environmental impacts of gold mining.

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Company response
28 June 2007

[PDF] Argos response to CAFOD's statement, "Argos & Goldsmiths are missing links"

Author: Argos

As the biggest jewellery retailer in the UK it is vital that we play a part inensuring that all gold we source is mined without damage to the environment and to the communities living near the mines and we have made it clear to CAFOD that we broadly...

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Article
27 June 2007

Argos & Goldsmiths are missing links

Author: CAFOD

CAFOD is urging its supporters to take action now against Argos (part of Home Retail Group) and Goldsmiths as they are falling behind other jewellers in their response to the Unearth Justice campaign. The campaign, to reduce the harm caused by gold...

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27 June 2007

CAFOD calls on Argos, Goldsmiths to sign 12 "Golden Rules" to reduce harmful social & environmental impacts of gold mining

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Article
16 December 2003

Clothing Retailers told to Come Clean on Burma

Author: Burma Campaign UK

Companies refusing to disclose if they source clothes from Burma are today named and shamed by the Burma Campaign UK. 41 clothing retailers have ignored repeated requests to disclose whether they source clothes from Burma...The companies named and...

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