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EU urged to set mandatory standards for co's to tackle child labor, deforestation in coffee & cocoa sectors
Author: Julia Echikson & Ana Ionova, Reuters
"EU urged to draft law on child labor, deforestation in coffee and cocoa", 11 July 2018...
Author: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
"Statement at the end of visit to Kenya by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights"...
German Ministry of Economic Affairs acknowledges need for reform of social audits in textile industry in final statement on OECD complaint against TÜV Rheinland; incl. co response
In May 2016, ECCHR and several partner organisations filed an OECD complaint against TÜV Rheinland for its alleged failure to notice the presence of child labour, lack of freedom of association, risks of building safety, and disciplinary measures...
London Metal Exchange to require audits for companies sourcing cobalt from Dem. Rep of Congo due to concern over child labour
Author: Henry Sanderson, Financial Times (UK)
"LME to strengthen scrutiny of DRC-sourced cobalt", 10 July 2018...
Article discusses if consumer concerns can justify trade restrictions to prevent co's importing good made from child labour
Author: Aleydis Nissen, Utrecht Law Review
"Can WTO Member States Rely on Citizen Concerns to Prevent Corporations from Importing Goods Made from Child Labour?", 15 June 2018...
Dutch food sector signs Agreement for the Food Products Sector to ensure responsible business conduct in intl. production chain
Author: Food Ingredients First
"Dutch food sector boosts sustainability efforts for international production chain", 2 July 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: Dutch Agreements on International Business Responsibility
Building Responsibly...has developed a set of Worker Welfare Principles that establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry. [They] were developed in consultation with a diverse set of...
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Author: Council of Europe
Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to member States on Human Rights and Business was adopted in March 2016......