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5 July 2016

ABF provided additional disclosure to KnowTheChain: Draft slavery and human trafficking statement

Author: ABF

KnowTheChain invited 20 food and beverage companies to respond to engagement questions about their policies and processes on supply chain forced labour: the responses are considered in the evaluation of each company for the KnowTheChain benchmark,...

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21 April 2016

ANALYSIS - Three years after Rana Plaza disaster, has anything changed?

Author: Rina Chandran, Thompson Reuters Foundation

Three years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 factory workers, the rights and safety of workers are in greater focus, but progress in fixing problems in the supply chain is slow, experts and activists say...More...

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19 April 2016

Why Boycotting Brands Won't Help Garment Workers

Author: Jenny Holdcroft, IndustriALL Global Union in Huffington Post

As we wonder #whomademyclothes - attention turns to the millions of garment workers, surviving on poverty wages, who make the clothes we wear...But what can we do to help these workers - 80% of whom are women?..Certainly not to only buy vintage or...

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19 April 2016

Associated British Foods response

Author: Associated British Foods

“We are disappointed to be positioned at the bottom of the table....

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19 April 2016

Oxfam's Behind the Brands scorecard finds top 10 food companies improve social & environmental standards, need to ensure implementation by suppliers

Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign rates the 10 biggest food & beverage companies on how their policies address 7 key issue areas: land rights, women's rights, support for small farmers, workers' rights, climate, transparency, and water....

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30 March 2016

Primark announces increased supply chain checks in Turkey following concerns over exploitation of Syrian workers

Author: RTÉ News

Fashion chain Primark has said it has ramped up checks on the factories it uses in Turkey to ensure Syrian refugees are not exploited as part of a growing company policy to ensure workers are fairly treated. Paul Lister, head of the Irish company's...

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18 March 2016
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Author: Peuples Solidaires – ActionAid France

« Le coût humain de l’évasion fiscale : Malawi, Zambie, Ghana, des cas édifiants », Mar 2016...

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8 March 2016

Low wages, unsafe conditions and harassment: fashion must do more to protect female workers

Author: Harpreet Kaur, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

... Garment-related global supply chains provide critical jobs and capital that help women workers to raise their standard of living and provide for their families. However, these women are also vulnerable in global value chains. Low wages, unsafe...

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2 February 2016
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31 January 2016

Responses by garment brands to our questionnaire on the treatment of Syrian refugees in Turkish supplier factories

Briefing Note In the past several months, there have been reports of abuse and exploitation of Syrian refugees working in Turkish garment factories.  Allegations include discrimination, pitiful wages, child labour and sexual abuse. In December 2015, w...

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