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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 January 2006

China Social Compliance 9000 for Textile & Apparel Industry

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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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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 January 2005

Reebok offers help fighting overseas abuse

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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 June 2004

Hudson's Bay Company: "Ethical Sourcing"

Author: Hudson's Bay

[includes link to Code of Vendor Conduct]

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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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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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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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