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22 June 2008

Investigation by Observer and BBC finds child labour in Primark's supply chain in India – includes company response

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22 June 2008

The hidden face of Primark fashion

Author: Dan McDougall, Observer [UK]

The huge fashion store Primark sacked three of its suppliers last week after an investigation for the BBC's Panorama and The Observer uncovered children labouring in Indian refugee camps to produce some of its cheapest garments. Here we reveal the...

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17 June 2008

Primark drops three Indian suppliers for using child workers

Author: Sarah Arnott, Independent [UK]

Primark has dropped three of its Indian suppliers for sub-contracting embroidery work to companies which use child labour. All orders with the firms, based in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, have been cancelled and all clothing supplied by them has...

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16 June 2008

Showing its true colours? Primark cuts and runs

Author: Labour Behind the Label

Labour Behind the Label is calling on Primark to reverse its decision to cut and run from three Indian suppliers…Ultimately this kind of action only punishes workers…Sacking suppliers also fails to take account of the fact that [this] kind of...

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16 June 2008

UK: Primark drops three Indian suppliers for using child workers - includes company statement

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1 June 2008

[PDF] Sustainability Issues in the Tea Sector: A Comparative Analysis of Six Leading Producing Countries

Author: Sanne van der Wal, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

In this report, SOMO is presenting for the first time…a…comparative analysis on social, economic and ecological conditions in the tea sector in 6 of the most important tea-producing countries: India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya and Malawi…The...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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17 February 2008

Storm brews over the content of ethical funds

Author: Huma Qureshi, Guardian [UK]

Ethical and climate change funds that claim to be socially responsible are failing to invest in companies which support the environment, a new study claims. The report by independent financial adviser Holden & Partners reveals most ethical funds...

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14 September 2007

Top fashion brands accused over failure to ensure living wage [UK]

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian [UK]

Some of the biggest fashion brands in the high street…are failing to accept the need for overseas garment workers to be paid a "living wage" by their suppliers…a report published [by War on Want and Labour Behind the Label] claims…Gap, New Look and...

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14 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Let's Clean Up Fashion"

Author: Labour Behind the Label, War on Want

Last year, Labour Behind the Label and our partners interrogated the biggest fashion brands and retailers on the high street to find out what they were doing to improve wages for the workers in their supply chains… We have returned to each of the...

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