Associated British Foods
Headquarters in United Kingdom
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...
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...
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...
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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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Author: Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition
Although the UK government has taken steps to ensure UK companies cannot legally commit human rights abuses at home, it has failed to take adequate measures to hold accountable UK companies that commit human rights abuses abroad...The Corporate...
Author: Simon Goodley, Guardian (UK)
A government inquiry headed by former trade minister Lord Davies is calling on the country's 350 largest public companies to ensure that 25% of their directors are female by 2015. However, the latest figures show that 18 FTSE 100 firms have no women...
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[PDF] Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable - Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in the Apparal Sector: Responsible Recruitment, Responsible Return
Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business
On 28‐29 June 2011, the Institute for Human Rights and Business…and the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Dhaka University…convened a roundtable…to explore the responsibilities of companies and governments in raising standards of migrant...
Author: Martin Hickman, Independent [UK]
...[A] reporter for Channel 4’s Dispatches worked undercover in workshops in Leicester...[He] found: "dangerous, pressurised sweatshop conditions”; pay at half the legal minimum wage; workers exhorted to work faster under threat of the sack; cramped...
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- Related companies: Arcadia Group Associated British Foods BHS C&A Jane Norman (part of Edinburgh Woollen Mill) New Look Peacocks (part of EWM Group) Primark (part of Associated British Foods)