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1 April 2009

"Getting Smarter: Ethical Trading in the Downturn": Report by Impactt

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1 April 2009

[PDF] Getting Smarter: Ethical Trading in the Downturn

Author: Rosey Hurst, Dr Martin Buttle, Michelle Lehrer, Jonathan Sandars, Impactt

The results of Impactt’s assessments of 98 production sites during the year to August 2008 show that the risk posed by labour standards issues remains very real...Almost half of the sites we visited around the world were failing to pay the locally...

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25 February 2009

[PDF] Presentation to the United Kingdom Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights

Author: Christopher Avery, Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[This brief overview of some international developments in the field of business & human rights was presented to the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights at their mini-conference on business and human rights, the purpose of which was “to...

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5 January 2009
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Author: Campagne vêtements propres & Schone Kleren Campagne

...Où trouver, en Belgique, des vêtements fabriqués dans des conditions de travail décentes ?...Dans une première section,...cette brochure vous propose une vue transversale des engagements et pratiques [de 33] entreprises sélectionnées.... [Dans] la...

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3 January 2009
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Author: Campagne Vêtements Propres [Belgique]

...Porter un autre regard sur les marques et les enseignes de mode à la lumière de leur engagement pour les droits fondamentaux des travailleurs, c’est l’exercice que propose la Campagne Vêtements Propres dans la brochure « Nous voulons des vêtements...

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3 January 2009
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1 January 2009

Background: Investor, company and NGO coalition to address forced child labour

Author: UN Global Compact

An estimated 2 million children between the ages of 11-17 harvest cotton in Uzbekistan under conditions described as forced labour...The Responsible Cotton Network has sought to influence policymakers in Uzbekistan through diplomatic channels in order...

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12 September 2008

Uzbekistan trying to avoid child labour in cotton industry

Author: Uznews.net

The Uzbek authorities, fearing the global boycott of Uzbek cotton, are taking measures to reap a new cotton harvest without child labour, but will they manage it fully?...A human rights activist...said that schoolchildren and students are continuing...

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15 August 2008

Social Investors and Human Rights Activists Pressure Government of Uzbekistan

Author: Calvert

Socially conscious shareholders, pension funds and human rights advocates have joined together to demand that the government of Uzbekistan stop using forced child labor in its cotton harvest... U.S. and international shareholders with combined assets...

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4 April 2008

C&A say "no" to Uzbek cotton

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation

EJF is pleased to report that apparel retailer C&A, which is one of Europe's largest clothing retailers..., has made a public statement on it's position on Uzbek cotton. C&A state that "for all C&A suppliers the C&A Code of Conduct is...

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