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3 December 2018

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. Read the latest briefing here.  In 2018 KnowTheChain benchmarked over 120 global companies across the three sec...

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19 June 2018

China: Investigation finds workers not paid legally at Foxconn's Hengyang plant, which produces Amazon products

"…A report from the New York-based China Labor Watch found that the Hengyang Foxconn plant in Hunan province, which primarily makes devices for Amazon, relies on temporary workers with a high turnover rate, pays them far less than the local average,...

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5 December 2017

China: Foxconn says it has stopped interns from working overtime, following reports of interns working 11-hour days in iPhone factory

Author: BBC

"Foxconn stops interns' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory", 23 November 2017...

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25 October 2017
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Author: Caspar Dohmen, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Immer wieder geraten Konzerne in die Kritik wegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen. Zum Beispiel Shell wegen Umweltverseuchungen bei der Ölförderung in Nigeria oder Apple wegen schlechter Arbeitsbedingungen bei seinem Zulieferer Foxconn. Modeunternehmen wie...

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9 October 2017

China: New SACOM report alleges student labour exploitation in supply chains of top laptop brands

Author: Kate Hodal and Peter Bengtsen, The Guardian (UK)

“Chinese factory supplying major laptop brands accused of student labour abuses” 6 October 2017...

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21 June 2017

New Book: Life & death in Apple’s forbidden city

Author: Brian Merchant, Guardian [UK]

"The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone"...

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19 June 2017
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Author: Alejandra Rey, Entrelíneas (México)

“La matan por negarse a tener sexo con ellos”, 14 de Junio de 2017...

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21 February 2017

G20: John Ruggie addresses socially sustainable supply chains in speech to govt. leaders

Author: John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

...according to an ILO report one out of seven jobs worldwide is related to global supply chains. That number does not encompass so-called non-standard forms of work, which can range from casual and temporary employment to forced and bonded labor, nor...

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5 January 2017

Commentary: Major European football clubs must investigate their sponsors' human rights records

Author: Peter Bengtsen, Le Monde diplomatique

“Football giants don’t check on sponsors - Where the money comes from”, July 2015...

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20 December 2016

Tech giants pledge to keep children out of cobalt mines that supply smartphone and electric-car batteries

Author: Peter Whoriskey and Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post

Separate groups of the world’s leading technology companies are launching two initiatives to curb “the worst forms of child labor” and other abusive practices in the supply chain for cobalt, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries that power...

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