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Company non-response
7 May 2013

Diesel did not respond to: Alleged violence against factory workers & union officials at E-Garment factory in Cambodia.

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30 April 2013

Allegations regarding labour rights abuses at E-Garment factory in Cambodia

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In February 2013, Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) released a brief alleging recurring labour rights abuses at the E-Garment factory in Kandal Province, Cambodia. E-Garment is owned by Hong Kong-based Yee Tung Garment Company and supplies to various...

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19 September 2012

Inspectors Certified Pakistani Factory as Safe Before Disaster [Pakistan]

Author: Declan Walshh & Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

…[T]wo inspectors who visited the factory, Ali Enterprises in Karachi, to examine working conditions gave it a prestigious SA8000 certification, meaning it had met international standards in nine areas, including health and safety, child labor and...

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19 September 2012

Pakistan: Court registers murder case against owners of garment factory destroyed in fire which left over 250 dead - includes statement by owners

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Company response
7 August 2012

Diesel response

Author: Diesel

Diesel requests all its suppliers to sign its Code of Conduct, which commits them legally to treat each employee with dignity and respect, and not to use corporal punishment, threats, verbal harassment, abuses or any other form of physical, sexual or...

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1 July 2012

[PDF] Bonded (child) labour in the South Indian Garment Industry: An Update of Debate and Action on the ‘Sumangali Scheme’

Author: SOMO / India Committee of the Netherlands

…[T]he Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN)… published two major reports [‘Captured by Cotton’, 2011 and ‘Maid in India’, 2012] documenting the exploitation of Dalit girls in the...

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28 September 2011

Clean Clothes Campaign calls on fashion companies to ban sandblasting

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 13 February 2011 Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) launched Stop the Killer Jeans! campaign, calling on leading fashion manufacturers and retailers to ban sandblasting - a technique for producing denim garments with an artificially worn look. CCC...

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22 July 2011

Why Versace is putting workers' health before style

Author: Michael Day, Independent [UK]

Italy's style capital has become the...focus of a battle to save some of the world's poorest textile workers who campaigners claim have died from a widespread industrial technique used to make clothes for the West...Versace...announced that it was...

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1 January 2010
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Author: Laure Marchand, Le Figaro [France]

Yilmaz et Mehmetça sont atteints de la silicose, une maladie pulmonaire incurable répandue chez les mineurs de fond. Les deux jeunes hommes l'ont contractée en travaillant dans un des innombrables ateliers de textile de la métropole turque, qui étaient...

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5 December 2008

[Company responses & non-responses to "Chain store reaction project”]

Author: Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking & CALL+RESPONSE

[The Chain store reaction project is an open letter asking companies to investigate labour abuses in their production chains. Webpage indicates how many emails sent to each company, and which are responding]. [refers to American Apparel, Audi, A...

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