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1 March 2002

full report: The Workers' Story: Labour Rights Violations at Hudson's Bay Supply Factories in Lesotho

Author: Gary Phillips and Jantjie Xaba, Trade Union Research Project - University of Natal, published by Ethical Trading Action Group

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5 March 2002

Factory audit details sought: Anti-sweatshop group raps Hudson's Bay Co.

Author: Steven Theobald, Toronto Star

An anti-sweatshop group is demanding Hudson's Bay Co. disclose the results of an audit the retailer performed on factories in southern Africa [garment factories in Lesotho] making private-label clothing for Zellers...Allegations included the use of...

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5 March 2002

Hudson's Bay Urged to Clean Up Sweatshop Abuses in Lesotho

Author: Maquila Solidarity Network

The Ethical Trading Action Group (ETAG), a national coalition of church, labour and non-governmental organizations, is calling on the Hudson's Bay Company to work with its suppliers and the garment workers' union in Lesotho to eliminate sweatshop...

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1 January 2003

[PDF] Hudson’s Bay Company - 2002 Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Because This Is Our Home

Author: Hudson’s Bay Company

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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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29 April 2004

[PDF] Here For You: Hudson's Bay Company 2003 Social Responsibility Report

Author: Hudson's Bay

[included in 2003 Annual Report]

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19 May 2004

Hudson's Bay executive leads drive to stem sweatshop labour

Author: Marina Strauss, Globe and Mail [Canada]

[Canada] When George Heller [Hudson's Bay Chief Executive] sits down today with other international retail executives to give the nod to a framework for a global ethical sourcing pact, he will be capping three years of trying to stem sweatshop labour....

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17 June 2004

Hudson's Bay Company: "Ethical Sourcing"

Author: Hudson's Bay

[includes link to Code of Vendor Conduct]

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13 January 2005

Head of China textile and apparel council pledges 'ethical sourcing'

Author: Gary Norris, CP (Canadian Press)

China is sensitive to Western concerns about how the end of quotas on Jan. 1 will affect fair trade, forced labour and product piracy, said Du Yuzhou, president of the China National Textile and Apparel Council...China has been accused of harbouring...

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17 January 2005

Reebok offers help fighting overseas abuse

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