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1 November 2009

Study of all sectors, regions finds supply chain labour & human rights policies are "becoming the norm" for large companies

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Benchmarking Corporate Policies on Labor and Human Rights in Global Supply Chains

Author: Aaron Bernstein, Pensions & Capital Stewardship Project, Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School [USA]; Christopher Greenwald, ASSET4 [Switzerland]

This paper offers an initial building block required for the development of social factor investment analysis. Using ASSET4 data on 2,508 global corporations, we benchmark public LHR policies relating to global supply chains... The goal is to build...

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9 July 2009

[DOC] Notice of forthcoming public evidence session: business and human rights [London, 14 July 2009]

Author: UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights

The Committee has arranged to hear oral evidence from the following witnesses......

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30 June 2009

[Audio of UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights meeting with Confed. of British Industry, Associated British Foods, Tesco, Rio Tinto]

Author: UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights

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23 June 2009

[DOC] Notice of Forthcoming Public Evidence Session: Business and human rights [London, 30 Jun 2009]

Author: UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights

The Committee has arranged to hear oral evidence from the following witnesses:...

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18 May 2009

[PDF] New report reveals the down-side of flexible labour [UK & Ireland]

Author: Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR)

Migrant workers fill many agency, seasonal and temporary jobs in the UK and Ireland. But, according to a new report published this week by the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR), they remain vulnerable to very low pay, over-long...

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17 May 2009

ABF poised to act over Primark suppliers

Author: Andrea Felsted, Financial Times

Primark is expected this week to step up efforts to ensure clothes are sourced more ethically at the discount fashion chain after allegations over its supply network. Paul Lister, company secretary at Associated British Foods which owns the chain,...

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1 May 2009

UK, Ireland: ECCR report on vulnerability of migrant workers to exploitation – compares policies & practices of 9 firms

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1 May 2009

[PDF] Vulnerable Migrant Workers: The Responsibility of Business

Author: Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR)

ECCR is concerned about the extent to which migrant workers are vulnerable to exploitation, denied workplace rights and insecure in employment…Companies and investors have a responsibility to reduce the incidence of vulnerable work throughout the...

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21 April 2009

Tesco, Primark ‘poverty profits’ attacked

Author: War on Want

Leading British retailers Tesco and Primark…are accused of cashing in on the recession with cheap fashion sales by exploiting overseas garment workers. The accusation comes as…Tesco announced record £3 billion full-year profits and Primark's owner,...

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