Clean Clothes Campaign report highlights serious problems with social auditing practices - report draws on input of 670 workers in 8 countries

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2 November 2005

Social audits 'are failing to detect factory abuses'

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Social audits of clothing factories in developing countries are failing to detect excessive and forced overtime, abusive treatment of workers and violations of freedom of association, says a report by the Clean Clothes Campaign [refers to Wal-Mart, KarstadtQuelle, Otto Versand, Littlewoods]

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2 November 2005

Weak Social Auditing an Obstacle to Improving Garment Sweatshops

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Social audits as they are currently carried out often fail to deliver as a tool for checking working conditions in facilities producing garments and sports shoes, research... by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) demonstrates. Researchers, drawing upon the input of 670 workers from 40 factories, found that social auditing falls short especially in relation to detecting violations of freedom of association, excessive and forced overtime and abusive treatment and discrimination of workers. [refers to KarstadtQuelle, Otto Versand, Littlewoods] [full report also refers to [refers to Wal-Mart, Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss, Reebok, C&A, Kingel, Derma Group, Spiegel, JC Penny, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), BCL, Saki, RCC, Warner Bros (part of Time Warner), Hatland, 6ixty8ight, No Romeo, Marie Melli, Onlingerie, Kellwood, Sears, Disney, ECCE, We, Oliver Grant, Rosner, John Adam, Baker Street, Kenzo, Givenchy, HOAL, La Redoute (part of Redcats, part of PPR), Pellestrom, J.D. Williams, La Blanche Porte, Venca, Neckermann, Mode & Preis, Zeeman, YDG International, DKNY, Just Perfect, Michael Kors, Debenhams]

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1 November 2005

[PDF] full report: "Looking for a quick fix - How weak social auditing is keeping workers in sweatshops"

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

[refers to Wal-Mart, KarstadtQuelle, Otto Versand, Littlewoods, Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss, Reebok, C&A, Kingel, Derma Group, Spiegel, JC Penny, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), BCL, Saki, RCC, Warner Bros (part of Time Warner), Hatland, 6ixty8ight, No Romeo, Marie Melli, Onlingerie, Kellwood, Sears, Disney, ECCE, We, Oliver Grant, Rosner, John Adam, Baker Street, Kenzo, Givenchy, HOAL, La Redoute (part of Redcats, part of PPR), Pellestrom, J.D. Williams, La Blanche Porte, Venca, Neckermann, Mode & Preis, Zeeman, YDG International, DKNY, Just Perfect, Michael Kors, Debenhams]

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