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8 December 2006

War on Want report on 6 textile factories in Bangladesh supplying Asda, Tesco, Wal-Mart alleges women earning poverty wages, working in unsafe conditions

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8 December 2006

[PDF] full report: "Fashion Victims"

Author: War on Want

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4 October 2006

Not everyone's cup of tea

Author: Robyn Stubbs, Vancouver 24 Hours

…thanks to a growing initiative to ensure tea pickers are treated fairly by their employers, you can feel good about wrapping your fingers around a steaming cuppa. "Consumers want to make sure the products they're buying are being produced in an...

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1 March 2006

Sustainabilitea: The Dutch Tea Market and Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: SOMO, ProFound & India Committee of the Netherlands

...there is an urgent need for improvement of labour, social, ecological and economic conditions throughout the tea sector in the global south...Current responsible business initiatives of mayor players on the Dutch tea market are analysed [in this...

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20 May 2005

Global brands learn to mind gap in public mood on ethical trade

Author: Rachel Stevenson, Independent

Gap is now a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), a body made up of companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and trade unions. Nike...is in discussions to join...But while most of the UK high street has agreed to the ETI's ethical...

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1 May 2004

How do You Like Your Tea? Globalization and Labor Stir It Up on the Plantations of Bengal

Author: Anannya Bhattacharjee, Labor Notes

As a result, tea garden workers are more organized and have the right to collective bargaining. The industry has been dominated by a few monopolizing multinational companies - such as Unilever (Brooke Bond/Lipton), Cadbury Schweppes, Tatas and...

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26 August 2003

Associated British Foods: Ethical Procurement

Author: Associated British Foods

ABF seeks to develop relationships with supplier companies consistent with the basic principles as set out above, and specifically with respect to human rights and conditions of employment. Where supplier audits show shortcomings in any of these areas...

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