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Author: Laure Belot, Le Monde
[L]eurs fournisseurs...seront désormais notés de A à D sur neuf critères (travail des enfants, travail forcé, discrimination, liberté d'association, heures travaillées, salaires, conditions générales de travail, santé et sécurité). [Fait référence à...
- Related companies: Auchan Camif Carrefour Casino Conforama (part of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute) Cora Diamond Exports Fnac (part of PPR) Galeries Lafayette Intermarché Kering (formerly PPR, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute) Leclerc Monoprix Okaidi (part of ID Group) Redcats (part of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute) Système-U
McConnell [U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell] leads fight to end oppression in Myanmar - Senator pushes for sanctions against Asian country
Author: James R. Carroll, Courier-Journal
Among the backers of sanctions are major American department stores and the American Apparel and Footwear Association. Saks Fifth Avenue, Burlington Coat Factory and several other clothing chains already have agreed not to sell goods from Myanmar.
- Related companies: Saks Fifth Avenue (part of Hudson's Bay)
George Heller, President & CEO, Hudson's Bay Company - Remarks to UN Global Compact Policy Dialogue on Supply Chain & Partnerships [scroll down to last item]
Author: George Heller, President & CEO, Hudson's Bay Company
We are working on establishing one common and accepted program [for retailers] to ensure consistent review of facilities compliance...we seek to establish an independent certification body...
- Related companies: Hudson's Bay
Author: Voice of America News
U.S.-based May Department Stores has announced that it will no longer sell products made in Burma, where the garment industry is tied to a system of modern-day slavery.
Author: Union Network International
Leading German retailer Metro has been accused of "betrayal" by global union UNI for undermining an agreement reached only a few weeks ago to end union busting in its Turkish cash and carry subsidiary.
- Related companies: Metro Group
Author: Aaron Glantz, CorpWatch
[report on working conditions in Jordan's Qualified Industrial Zones] -...more than 40 thousand workers, toiling in more than 60 factories producing solely for the US market [including Target, Wal-Mart, JC Penny]
Author: Erica Barnett, In These Times
A partial list of companies that have worked within the prison system, directly employed prison workers, or contracted with companies that employ prison workers, either currently or in the past: Allstate, Best Western, Dell Computer, Eddie Bauer,...
Author: Friends of the Earth
Ikea, the Body Shop, Co-op, Marks & Spencer and B&Q are top of the table when it comes to tackling risky chemicals in their products [worst scores: Hamleys, Focus, BHS, Somerfield; companies that did not reply: ASDA, Kwick Save, Morrisons,...
Author: Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters
...[Forced] labor often lurks along the supply chain as a product and its individual parts are manufactured, packaged and distributed...A government-backed draft law aims to tackle exploitation by requiring businesses in Britain to disclose what...
Author: Ama Marston, Marston Consulting
"Women, Business and Human Rights: A background paper for the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice", 7 Mar 2014 ...