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17 October 2016

KnowTheChain: Ranking of 20 food & beverage companies on efforts to address forced labour in the supply chain

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26 September 2016
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17 September 2016

Bangladesh: Forty-one industrial sectors exposed to fire hazards

Author: Rahman Jahangir, Financial Express [Bangladesh]

With Bangladesh taking charge of fire safety standards in readymade garment (RMG) factories due to mounting pressure of North American and European retailers, thousands of registered industrial units in 41 industrial sectors scattered across the...

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13 September 2016

Commentary: "Why Corporations Should Learn to Love Civic Activists" (Freedom House)

Author: Mark P. Lagon and Katharine Nasielski, Freedom House

"Why Corporations Should Learn to Love Civic Activists", 23 Aug 2016...

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9 September 2016

Human Rights in Business release handbook for suing companies in EU for abuses abroad

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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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