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11 November 2015

USA: Bloomingdale's (part of Macy's) apologises over Christmas "date rape" advertisement

Author: Samuel Osborne, Independent (UK)

Bloomingdale's has been criticised for a Christmas advert which implicitly encourages men to spike women's drinks when they aren't looking. The ad, which appeared in the store's Christmas catalogue, shows a man staring at a woman with a sapcation...

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30 November 2014

USA: Coty introduces initiative to raise $10 million to combat mental illness

Author: Andrew Adam Newman, New York Times (USA)

"Beauty Brand Creates Campaign to Combat Mental Illness", 27 Nov 2014...

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28 January 2014

Press release: Largest-ever First-hand Investigation Into Slavery And Child Labor Finds Forced Labor Prevalent In India’s Hand-Made Carpet Sector [India]

Author: François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

The report – titled “Tainted Carpets: Slavery and Child Labor in India’s Hand-Made Carpet Sector” – explores well beyond the traditional “Carpet Belt” region of Uttar Pradesh to cover nine states in northern India where production sites belonging to...

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19 November 2010

Wages, conditions improve as workers in China form unions

Author: Kathy Chu and Michelle Yun, USA Today

…Lan Yimin represents the new generation of Chinese factory workers…While she's following in her parents' footsteps on the assembly line, unlike them, she's less willing to…toil away for meager pay and benefits. She has more job options and better...

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17 October 2010

Alianza Fashion: A Test Case for the Guatemalan Government & the Office of the United States Trade Representative

Author: National Labor Committee [US]

Alianza Fashion in Guatemala, with 1,350 workers, sews garments for Briggs New York [for Kellwood], Sag Harbor [for Kellwood], Fashion Bug [for Charming Shoppes], Alfani and JM Collection [for Macy’s]. Forced overtime...[is] the norm...Workers are...

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16 December 2006

Your cheap sweater's real cost

Author: Evan Osnos, Chicago Tribune

... [China's] enormous herds of cashmere-producing goats have slashed the price of sweaters. But they also have helped graze Chinese grasslands down to a moonscape, unleashing some of the worst dust storms on record. This in turn fuels a plume of...

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17 April 2006

USA: Survey lists "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" - top 5 are Verizon, Con Edison, Coca-Cola, Health Care Service, HBO

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17 April 2006

[full list] The 2006 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Author: DiversityInc [USA]

1. Verizon Communications/Wireless 2. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York 3. The Coca-Cola Co. 4. Health Care Service Corp. 5. HBO [part of Time Warner] 6. PricewaterhouseCoopers 7. Turner Broadcasting [part of Time Warner] 8. Abbott 9. BellSouth 10....

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30 March 2004

Broken Vows: Diamond Jewellery Retailers Fall Short on Conflict Diamond Pledge

Author: Global Witness

Major United States...and international retailers selling diamond jewellery are falling short on their promises to combat the trade in conflict diamonds...Out of 30 companies, 25 have failed to respond to Global Witness in writing about their policies...

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