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6 December 2013

The UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights: An Interview with Edwin Koster, Lead Trainer

Author: Social Accountability International

SAI Training Manager Stephanie Wilson and Training Assistant Emily Crain spoke with lead trainer Edwin Koster to discuss his perspective on the trainings and implementation of the UNGP in general...[At] seminars on the UNGP [stakeholders had a] number...

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5 March 2014

The extremely unhealthy life of the Bangladesh tannery worker [Bangladesh]

Author: UCAnews.com

…[A]ccording to Society for Environment and Human Development survey, 58 percent of tannery workers suffer from gastritis or ulcers, 31 percent suffer from skin diseases, and 10.6 percent suffer from rheumatic fever – all of which are far higher...

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17 March 2015
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21 May 2015
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Author: Hugo Boss

...Bezüglich der  Betriebe in Bangladesch ist anzumerken, dass der von im Buch als Negativbeispiel aufgeführte Betrieb schon seit geraumer Zeit nicht mehr für HUGO BOSS produziert. Dies hätte vor Erscheinen des Buches auch bereits von der Autorin in...

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21 May 2015

Hugo Boss response

Author: Hugo Boss

...In regard to the suppliers in Bangladesh, it should be noted that the factory referred to in the book as evidence of alleged shortcomings has not produced on behalf of HUGO BOSS for quite some time. The author could and should have ascertained this...

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26 May 2015
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26 May 2015

Bangladesh: Hugo Boss responds to allegations of exploitative labour conditions at supplier factories

In May 2015 the German fashion company Hugo Boss was confronted at its annual general meeting over allegations of exploitative labour conditions in its suppliers' textile factories in Bangladesh.  Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, author of a book on the textile...

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2 June 2015
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Author: Handelsverband Deutschland

Die Spitzenverbände von Handel und Industrie sowie führende Unterneh­men der Textilwirtschaft haben heute ihren Beitritt zum „Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien“ erklärt. Sie wollen gemeinsam mit der Bundesregierung und Vertretern der Zivilgesellschaft...

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29 June 2015

Peru: Trade unions allege labour rights abuses by Hugo Boss supplier Topy Top

Following a book by German researcher Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, Director of Clean Clothes Campaign member organzation FEMNET, on exploitative working conditions in Hugo Boss's supply chain in Bangladesh, IndustriALL trade union federation asked the...

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28 July 2015
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Tras el lanzamiento de un libro de la investigadora alemana Dra. Gisela Burckhard, sobre las condiciones laborales de explotación en Bangladesh por la cadena de valor de Hugo Boss en ese país, el sindicato mundial IndustriALL exigió a la empresa...

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