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13 March 2013

Response by Associated British Foods: Oxfam launches campaign: “Behind the Brands - Food Justice and the 'Big 10' Food and Beverage Companies".

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11 February 2013

ActionAid report into tax avoidance by Associated British Foods in Zambia

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In February 2013 ActionAid released a report, “Sweet nothings”, examining the tax practices of Associated British Foods, looking particularly at the activities of its Zambian subsidiary, Zambian Sugar...The report alleges that since 2007 (when...

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1 February 2013

ActionAid report into tax avoidance by Associated British Foods in Zambia

In February 2013 ActionAid released a report, “Sweet nothings”, examining the tax practices of Associated British Foods, looking particularly at the activities of its Zambian subsidiary, Zambian Sugar. ...

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1 February 2013

Oxfam campaign: "Behind the Brands - Food Justice and the 'Big 10' Food and Beverage Companies"

  In February 2013, Oxfam launched its "Behind the Brands" campaign.  The campaign scored the 10 largest food and beverage firms on their policies in seven areas that Oxfam described as "critical to sustainable agricultural production, yet historicall...

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1 July 2012

[PDF] Bonded (child) labour in the South Indian Garment Industry: An Update of Debate and Action on the ‘Sumangali Scheme’

Author: SOMO / India Committee of the Netherlands

…[T]he Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN)… published two major reports [‘Captured by Cotton’, 2011 and ‘Maid in India’, 2012] documenting the exploitation of Dalit girls in the...

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12 March 2012

Banks' macho culture 'holds women back'

Author: Julia Kollewe, Guardian [UK]

Banking's "macho culture" is the biggest barrier to women reaching the top, according to a report published arguing that quotas for women executives are not the solution for Britain's unbalanced boardrooms.The Institute of Leadership and Management...

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16 November 2011

GAP, Walmart, C&A, H&M warn their Indian suppliers against textile mills that involve child & bonded-labour

Author: Economic Times [India]

An employment system for girls in Tamil Nadu is threatening to waylay the country's $11-billion garment export industry, with several international retailers distancing themselves from supply chains that involve the allegedly exploitative scheme...[M...

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28 September 2011

Clean Clothes Campaign calls on fashion companies to ban sandblasting

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 13 February 2011 Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) launched Stop the Killer Jeans! campaign, calling on leading fashion manufacturers and retailers to ban sandblasting - a technique for producing denim garments with an artificially worn look. CCC alleges...

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1 June 2011

Survey shows growing awareness of human rights in business, but illustrates need for greater clarity - only a third of companies said they measure their human rights impacts

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1 June 2011

[PDF] Institute for Human Rights & Business Survey on Corporate Human Rights Preparedness

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business & Echo Research

In order to assess the perspectives of business leaders on business and human rights as part of their companies’ role in society, the IHRB has conducted a first global survey…The…survey was…completed by 97 people including directors of global...

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