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1 March 2020

China: 83 major brands implicated in report on forced labour of ethnic minorities from Xinjiang assigned to factories across provinces; Includes company responses

In March 2020, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) published a report Uyghurs for sale: ‘Re-education’, forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang, which identified 83 foreign and Chinese companies as allegedly directly or indirectly...

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1 March 2020

Major brands implicated in report on forced labour beyond Xinjiang

Author: Australian Strategic Policy Institute

[The Australian Strategic Policy Institute published a report entitled "Uyghurs for sale - ‘Re-education’, forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang" in February 2020.]...

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25 February 2020

Japan: Amid growing concern on modern slavery, Ajinomoto, Fast Retailing and Wacoal among companies adopting human rights initiatives

Author: Nikkei BP Consulting

[Summary translation from Japanese to English provided by Business &Human Rights Resource Centre]...

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23 October 2019

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. In 2020/2021 KnowTheChain will be becnhmarking 180 companies in three sectors. In 2019 will be publishing inves...

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14 June 2019
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Author: Science Presse (Canada)

Se basant sur les données qui lui ont été fournies à titre volontaire par plus de 7 000 compagnies en 2018, CDP, une firme internationale de consultants (anciennement le Carbon Disclosure Project), a calculé dans son rapport 2018, publié le 4 juin, que...

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25 March 2019

Thailand: NGOs allege ongoing recruitment fees & migrant worker abuses at supplier to global electronics brands; Incl. co. responses

From 2016 to 2018, Electronics Watch and the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) documented excessive recruitment-related fees and expenses that migrant workers from Myanmar pay to get a job at two sites of Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand). Their...

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Company response
15 March 2019

Hitachi's response

Author: Hitachi

The Hitachi Group (Hitachi) appreciates the concerns raised in the report... by Electronics Watch... In the report, Hitachi is referred as one of the brand customers of Cal-Comp Electronics, Thailand. According to our investigation, although we have no...

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12 December 2017

Investors launch five-year global initiative to engage largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to act on climate change

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16 February 2017

Japan: Workers work up to or beyond "karoshi line" in most Japanese manufacturers

An umbrella organisations of labour unions in the manufacturing industries has published a study showing that the agreements between management and the labour unions of manjor manufacturers all allow for overtime at least up to the officialy recognise...

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9 January 2017

Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America

This series of stories in the Washington Post found that the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries - the power source for smartphones, laptops and electric cars - is linked to human rights abuses and environmental pollution in cobalt mines in Congo,...

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