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19 November 2019
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23 October 2019

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. In 2020/2021 KnowTheChain will be becnhmarking 180 companies in three sectors. In 2019 will be publishing inves...

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9 January 2019

Columbia Sportswear's response

Author: Columbia Sportswear

Thank you for making us aware of this serious situation.  Please note that Columbia Sportswear Company does not produce products at W&D and has not done business with them since 2015. W&D’s use of the Columbia Sportswear logo on their website...

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6 January 2019

Cambodia: Garment factories fire 1000+ workers after mass strikes over seniority payment

In December 2018, workers of factories W&D (Cambodia) and Seduno Investment Cambo Fashion began a mass strike in and around Phnom Penh citing fears that their employers were planning on circumventing a new government directive to pay - and backpay ...

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10 July 2018

India: Investigation finds workers at supplier for Western brands subject to physical abuse, threats & dismissal following attempts to unionise; Includes company comments

 Photo Credit: Worker Rights Consortium In June 2018, Worker Rights Consortium released findings from an investigation undertaken at a garment factory operated by Shahi Exports in Bangalore, India, following allegations of abuse by management. The inv...

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2 May 2018

Jordan's garment sector: How are brands combatting exploitation and abuse?

Jordan’s garment sector is booming, driven by a free trade agreement with the United States and cheap migrant labour from South and Southeast Asia. Historically the situation of these vulnerable workers has been dire and although there have been some ...

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28 February 2018

India: Report finds female migrant workers are subjected to conditions of modern slavery in factories supplying to garment brands; incl. co responses

"Labour without Liberty", a report by India Committee of the Netherlands, Clean Clothes Campaign and Garment Labour Union, looks into the living conditions in Bangalore garment factory hostels and the particular challenges migrant workers face. The...

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19 February 2018

Response by Columbia

Author: Columbia

Columbia Sportswear Company (“Columbia”) takes seriously the issues outlined in this report and continues to work diligently to ensure the safety and ethical treatment of workers in our supply chain. ...

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27 April 2017
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Author: Alberto G. Palomo, El País (España)

 “Ropa transparente y justa: deseos a los cuatro años del derrumbe de los talleres del Rana Plaza” …El 24 de abril de 2013 se desplomó el edificio Rana Plaza de Dacca, la capital de Bangladés. Esta rotura de cimientos se saldó con 1.134 muertes, unos ...

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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