ASDA (part of Walmart)
Headquarters in United Kingdom
The Cambodian construction industry is being built using blood bricks - bricks made using bonded labour. Climate change contributes to this as a key driver of debt and entry into modern slavery in brick kilns.
Author: Oxfam GB
... In the UK, the grocery sector is one of the most diverse and sophisticated in the world, worth nearly £185bn per year... Supermarkets have delivered low prices, unparalleled year-round choice and ‘just in time’ convenience to many consumers in ...
Paper finds severe labour exploitation in Spanish & Italian agricultural supply chains; reflects on potential action co's can take
Author: Cecilia Barral Diego & Lisa Szeponik, Loening - Human Rights & Responsible Business
Germany is the main market destination for Spanish and Italian exportations in the processed food market, with a particular focus on the fruit and vegetable sector. In crop year 2016/2017, Germany bought from Spain almost 2.0 billion kilograms of...
Supermarket group Tesco is facing a potential bill of up to 4 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) in a record equal pay claim involving mainly women workers at its British stores, according to the law firm pursuing the case....
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- Related companies: ASDA (part of Walmart) Tesco Walmart
Author: Louise Tickle, The Guardian (UK)
Nearly a thousand employees have now joined the action [originally lodged in 2015 by three female workers based at a Sainsbury’s in Shrewsbury and one in Fareham, Hampshire]... 17,000 Asda workers [...] are [also] claiming equal pay for jobs of equal...
Supermarkets refuse to share plastic footprint, says Guardian amid growing health concerns over plastic found in tap water
Author: Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor, The Guardian (UK)
As concern over the scale of unnecessary plastic waste grows, the Guardian asked Britain’s eight leading supermarkets to explain how much plastic packaging they sell to consumers and whether they would commit to a plastic-free aisle in their stores....
Author: Andrew Crane, Genevieve LeBaron, Jean Allain & Laya Behbahani in Regulation & Governance
"Governance Gaps in Eradicating Forced Labor: From Global to Domestic Supply Chains," 6 September 2017...
UK: Victims in first lawsuit over modern slavery & human trafficking against British company win substantial compensation
Author: Annie Delaney, RMIT University & Tim Connor, University of Newcastle
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- Related companies: ASDA (part of Walmart) Associated British Foods C&A H&M Inditex Marks & Spencer Mothercare Primark (part of Associated British Foods) Sainsbury's Tesco Walmart Zara (part of Inditex)