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18 December 2018

Major toy brands accused of sourcing from Chinese factories with poor working & living conditions

China Labor Watch has released a report based on research into four Chinese toy factories that supply Hasbro, Disney, Mattel and Lego, as well as German makers Simba Dickie Group, Schleich and Ravensburger. The findings reveal:...

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Company non-response
18 December 2018

Simba Dickie Group declined to respond

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18 December 2018
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Author: Finn Mayer-Kuckuk, Frankfurter Rundschau

Anmerkung: Das Business & Human Rights Resource Centre hat Hasbro, Simba Dickie Group, Schleich und Ravensburger zu einer Stellungnahme eingeladen. Disney, Mattel und Lego äußerten sich in Presseberichten. Mehr dazu auf Englisch hier....

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Company non-response
17 December 2018

Schleich did not respond

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Company response
13 December 2018

Hasbro's response

Author: Hasbro

Ethical Sourcing is a top priority at Hasbro. We are dedicated to ensuring every worker in our supply chain is treated with dignity and respect and is working in safe, fair, and legal working conditions. Hasbro has a rigorous ethical sourcing...

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Article
13 December 2018

USA: Amazon workers allege harsh working conditions & threaten to unionize

Author: Max Jaeger, New York Post

"Amazon workers threaten to unionize over hellish working conditions", 12 December 2018...

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Company response
7 December 2018

Ravensburger's response

Author: Ravensburger

Ravensburger is one of the few European toy brands whose products are 90% manufactured in its own factories in Ravensburg and Polička, Czech Republic. In-house production enables us to monitor product and service quality in the best possible way. As a...

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Story
18 September 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Parent company liability for extraterritorial abuse

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Article
12 July 2018

Commentary: ICT co's must adopt gender lens to resolve tech-enabled human rights abuses

Author: Michelle Lau-Burke & Callie Strickland, OpenGlobalRights

"A gender lens is critical to resolving tech-enabled abuse", 27 June 2018...

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Article
11 January 2018

Women in electronics factories in Southeast Asia earn less, experience more threats & have higher exposure to health risks than male employees

Author: Laura Villadiego, Equal Times

"The gender gap in the electronics factories: women exposed to chemicals and lower pay", 22 December 2017...

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