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26 September 2003
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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...

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Article
30 June 2003

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.

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12 June 2003

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...

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28 March 2003

US Department Store Joins Boycott of Burma Made Products

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.

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Article
19 March 2003

Metro 'betrayal' over Turkish union deal

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.

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Article
26 February 2003

Jordan's Sweatshops: the Carrot or the Stick of US Policy?

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]

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3 March 2002

Prison Blues; Starbucks, Nike, others profit from inmate labor [at U.S. prisons]

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,...

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26 February 2002

Tackling risky chemicals on the high street [UK]

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,...

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26 February 2015

"Will a new UK law eradicate supply chain slavery?"

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...

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16 July 2014

Business & human rights discussion needs to focus more on women's rights, says report

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 ...

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