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26 April 2005

Irresponsible European Retailers Put Lives of Garment Workers at Risk [Bangladesh]

Author: International Textile Garment & Leather Workers' Federation

The negligence of retailers sourcing from Spectrum Fashions, a nine-storey factory in Bangladesh which collapsed ten days ago killing more than one hundred workers, calls into question the whole meaning of so-called codes of conduct and how they are...

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24 April 2005

Spectrum Update: New info & demands [Bangladesh]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Spectrum Sweater was in violation of many labor laws and code of conduct provisions prior to the collapse...the companies sourcing at this factory – including Zara, KarstadtQuelle, Carrefour and Cotton Group, all of whom claim to have policies and...

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18 April 2005

Bangladesh factory bodies found

Author: BBC

...it was not clear how many people were inside the factory [in Bangladesh] when it collapsed...the factory's owner had not produced a comprehensive list of the workers' names...The government says it will launch criminal proceedings against anyone...

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12 April 2005

Accidents regular pattern in Bangladesh garment trade

Author: Reuters

...a nine-storey garment factory collapsed during a busy night shift, the latest tragedy in Bangladesh's accident-prone textile industry...Since 1990, nearly 300 garment workers have been killed and more than 2,500 injured in 22 fires at factories...

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12 April 2005

Clean Clothes Campaign says companies sourcing from Bangladesh factory failed to detect serious problems before building collapsed (includes responses by Carrefour, Zara, KarstadtQuelle, Cotton Group, Neckermann, Scapino, Steillmann)

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1 January 2005

ActionAid report says food multinationals "threaten fight against poverty" (refers to Nestlé, Unilever, Monsanto, Parmalat, Cargill, Wal-Mart, others)

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1 January 2005

[PDF] full report: "Power hungry - six reasons to regulate global food corporations"

Author: ActionAid

[refers to BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, Chiquita, Dole, Archer Daniels Midland, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Fyffes, ADM, Cargill, Zen Noh, Unilever, Nestlé, Tyson, Wal-Mart, Tesco, Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Safeway (part of Morrisons),...

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28 December 2004

The Food Chain - Survival of the Biggest - Supermarket Giants Crush Central American Farmers

Author: Celia W. Dugger, New York Times

Across Latin America, supermarket chains partly or wholly owned by global corporate goliaths like Ahold, Wal-Mart and Carrefour...have...begun to transform food growing...their sudden appearance has brought unanticipated and daunting challenges to...

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22 November 2004

Wal-Mart Will Allow Unions in China

Author: Reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, gave ground to Chinese pressure Tuesday and said it would allow its workers to set up a trade union. [also refers to Metro, Carrefour, Tesco]

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1 November 2004

2004 survey of corporate non-financial reporting, by SustainAbility, UNEP, Standard & Poor's (highest scoring companies: Co-operative Financial Services, Novo Nordisk, BP)

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