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Human rights activists name and shame giant companies

Author: Financial Times, Published on: 14 May 2018

Kraft Heinz, the food and drinks company, and fashion businesses Macy’s, Hermès and Prada have been criticised for a lack of transparency on human rights issues in their supply chain after failing to engage with a government and investor-backed group... The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark... is to release a report next week. It will say that some companies are paying greater attention to issues relating to workers. It warns, however, that a quarter of groups it has targeted in the clothing, agriculture and extractive industries have failed to engage, ignoring letters from an investor coalition that oversees $5tn in assets as well as invitations from CHRB...

...Prada declined to comment. Kraft Heinz and Hermès did not respond to a request for comment. Macy’s said: “Integrity and good corporate citizenship are deeply ingrained in our business. We respect the work of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. While we were not able to participate in the earlier benchmark, we are open to another discussion with CHRB.”...

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Related companies: Hermès Kraft Heinz Macy's Prada