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25 November 2019

Business statement calls on governments to promote refugee inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Ben & Jerry's, Virgin, IRC, The B Team & 15 others

"Securing SDG progress and inclusion for refugees", November 2019...

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24 November 2019

Thailand: IKEA helps empower women from ethnic hill tribe villages through business partnerships, project hailed as a “model to emulate”

Author: Celestine Bohlen, New York Times

"These Villages in Thailand Are Part of the Global Economy. Go to Ikea to Find Out.", 19 Nov 2019...

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30 October 2019

European companies respond to AFL-CIO report alleging use of anti-union tactics in American South

The AFL-CIO report "The Double Standard at Work: European Corporate Investment and Workers' Rights in the American South", published in October 2019 examines European companies’ choices on workers’ organizing rights in Southern states of the United...

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29 October 2019

Response by IKEA

Author: IKEA

It is always our intent to act in a manner consistent with the international human rights standards. We respect and welcome the free choice of our co-workers to seek representation through any kind of co-worker association. We firmly believe that the...

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24 September 2019

87 companies commit to set climate targets aligned with 1.5°C scenario at UN Climate Action Summit

Author: UN Global Compact

87 major companies... are taking action to align their businesses with what scientists say is needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Responding to a call-to-action issued in June by a group of business, civil society and UN leaders, the...

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23 September 2019
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27 August 2019
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6 August 2019

Response by IKEA

Author: IKEA

...We are not aware of any forced labour among our sub suppliers in China and under no circumstance do we accept any form of forced labour in the IKEA value chain...Today, we don’t have any direct IKEA suppliers in Xinjiang but we do have a few sub...

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16 July 2019

Australian brands sourcing cotton from North West China to investigate after reports of forced labour of ethnic minorities

Author: Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Meredith Griffiths, Michael Walsh, Echo Hui & Bang Xiao, ABC news

"Cotton On and Target investigate suppliers after forced labour of Uyghurs exposed in China's Xinjiang", 16 July 2019...

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13 July 2019

Poland: Worker dismissed over anti-gay comments files lawsuit against Ikea

Author: Daniel Avery, Newsweek (USA)

"Ikea sued by worker fired for posting anti-gay bible quotes, attacking 'promotion of homosexuality", 8 Jul 2019...

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