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14 May 2018

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 2018 Progress Report

In 2017, CHRB launched the first Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, a landmark assessment of the largest public companies in the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries. In 2018, CHRB will be releasing the follow up benchmark and...

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27 September 2018

Bangladesh: Widespread garment worker protests over minimum wage increase; leads to mass dismissals

In September 2018, the Bangladesh government moved to raise the monthly minimum wage for garment workers - for the first time in five years - to Tk 8,000 (USD 96), up from the previous Tk 5,300 (USD 63). Many garment workers are dissatisfied with the...

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Article
12 November 2018

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report 2018

Author: Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Since its inception, the CHRB has been aiming to answer a deceptively simple question; which companies perform best on human rights issues? [...] [T]his document [...] rank[s] 101 of the world’s largest companies in high human-rights-risk sectors and...

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23 December 2018

Japan: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Human Rights Now survey shows most Japanese apparel companies fall short on human rights

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Human Rights Now, an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo, conducted a survey of the human rights policies and practices of the top 62 apparel companies in Japan. Despite individual approaches...

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Company response
8 February 2019

Fast Retailing's response

Author: Fast Retailing

Respecting human rights and ensuring fair working conditions are a top priority for Fast Retailing. In the Fast Retailing Group Code of Conduct for Production Partners, we place great emphasis on working conditions, and respect for worker rights...

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Company response
16 April 2019

Fast Retailing's response

Author: Fast Retailing

We really appreciate you give us an opportunity to include our company perspective....

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16 April 2019

Indonesia: Labour groups call on Blackstone to pay garment workers $10.8 million still owed in severance & unpaid wages four years after factory closure

Four years after the closure of Jaba Garmindo factory in Indonesia and in light of new reporting, the International Labor Rights Forum, AFL-CIO, United Students Against Sweatshops, and Global Labor Justice are calling on the Blackstone Group to pay...

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Article
13 May 2019

Japan: Fast Retailing discloses all major garment factories for 1st time, increasing supply chain transparency

Author: Yoshihiro Hara, Nikkei Asian Review

"Uniqlo discloses all garment factories for first time", 11 May 2019...

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Report
30 May 2019

Global garment companies are failing to deliver on living wage promises to workers, new SPERI study finds

Author: Remi Edwards, Tom Hung & Genevieve LeBaron, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

Since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh in 2013, the garment industry has faced growing pressure to raise wages and improve working conditions from consumers, civil society, unions and governments. Leading global corporation...

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31 May 2019

Report finds global fashion brands are failing to deliver on living wage commitments to workers; Incl. co. comments

 In May 2019, a report by Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, ‘Corporate Commitments to Living Wages in the Garment Industry', found that global fashion brands are failing to deliver on living wage commitments....

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