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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

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9 June 2020

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....

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Report
22 April 2020

Fashion Transparency Index 2020 ranks fashion brands & retailers on social & environmental issues; Finds majority of brands lack transparency

Author: Fashion Transparency Index

"The Fashion Transparency Index 2020", April 2020...

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Article
30 March 2020

USA: Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle cuts own salary to $10K, retail employees receive regular pay

Author: Samantha Swindler & Jeff Manning, OregonLive

Columbia Sportswear Company’s CEO has essentially eliminated his own salary while regular paychecks continue to go out to employees, including those who work at the company’s temporarily shuttered retail stores... [A]t least 10 top executives took a...

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19 November 2019
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Company response
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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Company response
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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