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8 July 2020

Europe: Poor working & housing conditions at meat packing plants responsible for COVID-19 outbreak among workforce, report alleges

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of workers at meat processing plants across Europe have become infected with the virus. A new report by the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) identifies poor...

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7 July 2020

Response by Asda

Author: Asda

We have worked collaboratively with Kirklees Council and Public Health England since the site closed over a week ago and they support our decision to reopen last month. The site has re-opened on a reduced capacity and only colleagues that have been...

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25 May 2020
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Author: Semana Sostenible

“Británicos no comprarían productos de Brasil que incentivan la deforestación” - 21 de mayo de 2020...

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22 May 2020
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« Déforestation de l'Amazonie : des supermarchés britanniques menacent de boycotter le Brésil » 20 mai 2020...

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21 May 2020

Brazil: International Backlash over Amazon land reform bill, includes an open letter; Sweden’s AP7 pension fund, Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer, were among more than 40 companies that signed

Author: Reuters

“British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over proposed forest law. British supermarkets have warned Brazil they might have to boycott its products if lawmakers there pass a contentious bill that could enable faster destruction of the Amazon...

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22 April 2020

Fashion Transparency Index 2020 ranks fashion brands & retailers on social & environmental issues; Finds majority of brands lack transparency

Author: Fashion Transparency Index

"The Fashion Transparency Index 2020", April 2020...

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31 March 2020

UK: Supermarkets urged to ensure greater health & safety protections for staff during COVID-19

Author: The Institute for Human Rights and Business via CSR Wire

"UK Supermarket Bosses Pressed on Employee Health & Safety by Human Rights Think Tank", 25 March 2020...

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24 March 2020

Major apparel brands delay & cancel orders in response to pandemic, risking livelihoods of millions of garment workers in their supply chains

Major apparel brands and retailers are cancelling or postponing orders (including those already produced) as the COVID-19 pandemic forces store closures in Europe and the United States, risking the livelihoods of millions of garment workers in their...

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25 February 2020

UK retailers announce package of support to drive responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains

Author: Responsible Recruitment Toolkit

"PRESS RELEASE: Retailers unite in mission to drive the responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains", 25 February 2020...

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7 October 2019

UK supermarkets admit they cannot guarantee their supply chains are free of soya linked to deforestation despite commitments made

Author: Anna Sophie Gross, Uki Goñi and Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian

"Tesco and M&S likely to have soya linked to deforestation in supply chains", 5 Oct 2019...

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