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3 August 2012

Eastman response regarding child labour employed in its factories in India

Author: Eastman

…we have no Child labour in any of our production units…We have a thorough and a strict control and verification of all age related documents…We do not have any schemes such as Sumangali or any other labour binding schemes in any name or form in any...

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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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26 April 2012

[PDF] "Young Dalit women exploited in Indian garment industry"

Author: Centre Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), India Committee of the Netherlands

The new report is a follow-up on the 2011 report ‘Captured by Cotton’, that first documented the exploitative conditions in the Tamil Nadu garment industry. In reaction to this report, European and American clothing brands and retailers promised to...

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