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H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) website: http://www.hm.com

 

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17 May 2019

Ethiopia: Major apparel brands accused of 'race to the bottom' after investigation reveals wages as low as $0.12 per hour & 'numerous' labour abuses in garment factories; Incl. co. responses

An investigation by Workers Rights Consortium into Ethiopia's growing textile and apparel export sector has found the lowest wages it has ever documented in any garment exporting country - as little as $0.12 an hour - and numerous labour rights abuses...

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10 May 2019
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Author: AFP et Le Monde (France)

« En Ethiopie, les petites mains de H&M ou Calvin Klein gagnent 23 euros par mois », 8 mai 2019...

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10 May 2019

Report says Ethiopia's garment factory workers lowest paid among major garment-producing countries globally

In recent years, Ethiopia has launched a bold economic and social experiment by inviting the global garment industry to set up shop in the East African country. The New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights team researched the...

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Company response
9 May 2019

H&M's response

Author: H&M

...Our position is very clear; we have not and do not intend to move production capacity from other markets to Ethiopia in a “race to the bottom”....

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3 May 2019

H&M lists individual suppliers for each of its garments to increase supply chain transparency

In April 2019, H&M became the first major brand to list individual suppliers for each of its garments. Customers can also access this information when shopping in physical stores by using the H&M app to scan the price tag on a product to see...

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3 May 2019

H&M: 1st major retailer to list suppliers for every garment in transparency bid

Author: Sonia Elks, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Fashion giant H&M lists suppliers for all garments to tackle worker abuses", 24 April 2019...

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3 May 2019

Labour groups call on H&M to provide 'meaningful transparency' & disclose wages info.

Author: Turn Around, H&M

"Despite a positive move H&M still falls short of meaningful transparency", May 2019...

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15 April 2019

Australia: Ethical Fashion Report grades 130 companies based on efforts to mitigate forced labour, child labour & exploitation in supply chains

Baptist World Aid Australia has released its 2019 Ethical Fashion Report, which sheds light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation....

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8 April 2019

Bangladesh: Brands respond to mass dismissals of garment workers following minimum wage protests

A widespread crackdown in Bangladesh has seen over 12,000 garment workers dismissed from factories following protests in December 2018 and January 2019 over minimum wage changes. The workers were dismissed despite assurances from the government and Ba...

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Company response
29 March 2019

H&M's response

Author: H&M

The garment workers’ frustrations clearly highlight the need for strengthened industrial relations in the country. When workers are listened to, when the parties in the labour market can engage in respectful negotiation and peaceful dispute resolution,...

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