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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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6 June 2019

List of large businesses & associations with public statements & endorsements in support of human rights due diligence regulation

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Large businesses (>1 bn € turnover) and associations with public statements and endorsements in support of mandatory human rights due diligence (non-comprehensive list), last updated 21 August 2019...

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1 May 2019

USA: Businesses urge Tennessee lawmakers not to pass legislation that could allow discrimination against LGBTQ people

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27 February 2019

USA: Employee files class action lawsuit against Ikea over alleged age discrimination; incl. company statement

Author: Mark Wilson, Fast Company

"Ikea hit with new class action lawsuit alleging age discrimination", 22 Feb 2019 Ikea has been hit with its fifth lawsuit in just over a year in U.S. courts, alleging age discrimination. The first was in Philadelphia in 2018, when 54-year-old emplo...

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7 January 2019
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Author: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

'Jeanskauf ohne schlechtes Gewissen', 3 Jan 2019...

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18 December 2018

China: Ethnic minorities detained in internment camps reportedly subject to forced labour in factories supplying to major apparel brands; Incl. co responses

In December 2018, an investigation by the Associated Press linked US sportswear brand Badger Sport to a factory inside an internment camp in Xinjiang province, China, where Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities are allegedly being subject to forced...

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1 October 2018

Unions to file OECD complaint with Dutch NCP against IKEA for allegedly undermining workers' right to organise in the US, Ireland & Portugal; incl. co comments

Author: Reuters

"Unions accuse IKEA of undermining workers' rights in three markets", 27 September 2018...

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