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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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7 September 2007

Associated British Foods: "The purpose and values of the business"

[scroll down to "Human Rights"]

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3 September 2007

The sweatshop high street - more brands under fire [UK]

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian [UK]

[Primark and the Mothercare] launched inquiries last night into allegations that factory workers who make their clothes in India are being paid as little as 13p per hour for a 48-hour week…Gokaldas Export, which supplies brands including Marks &...

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1 September 2007

Let's clean up fashion - companies

Author: Compiled by Labour Behind the Label

[Company submissions to "Let's Clean Up Fashion 2007 Update": Arcadia, Asda, Debenhams, French Connection, Gap, H&M, Jigsaw [part of Robinson Webster Holdings], John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Levi Strauss, Madison Hosiery, Marks & Spencer, Matalan,...

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1 September 2007

UK: War on Want report says fashion retailers failing to ensure a living wage for workers in their supply chain

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17 July 2007

MPs want UK to pay living wage to overseas staff

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian [UK]

MPs called for legislation yesterday to make British retailers pay their garment workers overseas a living wage. [refers to Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Primark (part of Associated British Foods), Tesco]

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