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24 January 2005

Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC)

...Federated Merchandising Group, Hudson's Bay Company, Mark's Work Wearhouse Ltd., Reebok International Ltd., The Wet Seal, the National Retail Federation, the Retail Council of Canada, and World Monitors Inc. have jointly organized the Fair...

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17 October 2005

Hudson's Bay Company Accused of Encouraging Exploitation of Chinese Workers

Author: International Textile, Garment & Leather Worker's Federation

...Neil Kearney, General Secretary of...The International Textile, Garment and Leather Worker's Federation, said the Hudson's Bay Company was assisting China's policy setting watchdog, the China National Textile and Apparel Council, in creating and...

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1 January 2006

China Social Compliance 9000 for Textile & Apparel Industry

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1 November 2006

[PDF] full report: "Transparency Report - How Hong Kong Garment Companies Can Improve Public Reporting of their Labour Standards"

Author: Oxfam Hong Kong

Each company was evaluated against a total of 19 criteria spread among five categories...governance and risk management, code of conduct, stakeholder engagement, management, auditing and reporting....

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1 December 2006

Revealing Clothing: 2006 Transparency Report Card

Author: Maquila Solidarity Network

...Transparency Report Card, assesses and compares public reporting on labour standards compliance by 30 top apparel retailers and brands selling clothes in the Canadian market, including Levi Strauss, Nike, adidas, H&M, Mountain Equipment Co-op,...

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2 February 2007

Launch of CSC9000t Code of Conduct [part of "Briefing on the Chinese Garment Industry"]

Author: Ruth Domoney, Labor Behind the Label

CSC9000t (the China Social Compliance 9000 for the textile and apparel industry) is a code of conduct for textile and clothing enterprises. It was launched in 2005 by the China National Textile and Apparel Council, (CNTAC)...As of August 2005 roughly...

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29 April 2014

Chilling Letter From Chinese Factory Worker Found In Saks Fifth Avenue Bag

Author: Serena Solomon, DNAinfo (USA)

Stephanie Wilson was reaching...inside a paper shopping bag from Saks Fifth Avenue when she found a letter pleading, "HELP HELP HELP." The message...[was] from a man who said he made the bag while being unfairly held in a Chinese prison factory..."We...

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11 March 2015

USA: Saks settles transgender discrimination lawsuit with employee

Author: Patrick D Dolan, Hinshaw & Culberton LLP in Employment Law Observer (USA)

“Wilting Under A White-Hot Spotlight, Saks Settles Transgender Case,” 5 Mar 2015...

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24 April 2015

Investor Letters Urging Further Action on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

Author: Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility

On the second anniverary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, in April of 2015, a coalition of global investors representing $2.5 trillion in assets sent letters to corporate members of the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety (Accord)...

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4 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake — Corporate Aid Tracker

Author: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Companies are mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and resources to assist with the recovery efforts following the earthquake in Nepal. Businesses have pledged $26.8 million in cash and additional in kind contributions in support of relief and...

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