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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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Company response
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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Company response
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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17 March 2015
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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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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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Company non-response
18 April 2012

Hugo Boss did not respond to: Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the human rights situation in the country.

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17 April 2012

[PDF] Press Release - Bahrain Grand Prix: Only 29% of Formula One companies respond to human rights concerns

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Only 29% of firms linked to Formula One responded to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre about human rights concerns that various organizations raised relating to the Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for 20-22 April. Forty two companies or teams...

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6 November 2011
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Author: Nicole Vulser, Le Monde

La volonté des entreprises de mener une politique de transparence sur les années sombres de l'Occupation ne va pas de soi...En France...[l]'entreprise face à son histoire pendant l'Occupation a longtemps été un sujet tabou...Les historiens se sont...

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28 September 2011

BMW owners acknowledge Holocaust record [Germany]

Author: Jennifer Lipman, The Jewish Chronicle Online [UK]

The owner of the car company BMW have admitted that they used forced labour during the Holocaust. The German company, founded in 1916, produced arms, including rifles and U-boat batteries, for the Nazis during the war years and around 50,000 of its...

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