Forced labour & modern slavery


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31 March 2020

Taiwan: Fisheries Agency launches investigation and says sanctions will be imposed if Greenpeace's allegations on forced labour and illegal fishing are true

Author: Fisker Forum

“TAIWAN INVESTIGATES GREENPEACE ALLEGATIONS”, 31 March 2020...

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30 March 2020

FIFA lawsuit (re migrant workers, Qatar)

Snapshot: In December 2016, two trade union organizations, and a Bangladeshi worker filed a lawsuit in Switzerland against FIFA. They allege FIFA’s complicity in the alleged abuse of migrant workers in Qatar. In January 2017, the Swiss courts dismisse...

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30 March 2020

UK: Govt. publishes statement outlining action taken to tackle modern slavery in its supply chain

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29 March 2020
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Author: La Raza

“Autoridades demandan a empresas de entregas que protejan a sus trabajadores” – 28 de marzo de 2020...

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27 March 2020

Seafarers "forced" to continue work under expired contracts as govts. demand supplies but close borders

Seafarers are amongst those workers experiencing the disruption caused by travel bans, implemented by government hoping to stem the spread of Covid-19....

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25 March 2020

UK: Victims of modern slavery at risk of being driven further into debt bondage during COVID-19 & unable to seek healthcare, experts warn

Author: Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

'Coronavirus feared delivering double blow to modern slaves in Britain', 24 March 2020...

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24 March 2020

Danish Institute for Human Rights publishes toolkit on public procurement & human rights

Author: Daniel Morris, Danish Institute for Human Rights

“Driving change through public procurement: A toolkit on human rights for policy makers and public buyers," 28 February 2020...

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Company response
24 March 2020

North Face/VF Corp's response

Author: North Face/ VF Corp

Neither VF nor any of its brands have a relationship with Nanjing Synergy Textiles Co. Ltd. The report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute incorrectly states that The North Face brand has a relationship with Nanjing Synergy Textiles...

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Company response
24 March 2020

Puma's response

Author: Puma

PUMA has no direct relationship with Huafu Top Dyed Melange Yarn Co. Ltd. However, as they are one of the world’s largest cotton yarn suppliers, some of our fabric suppliers buy yarns from them. ...

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Company response
23 March 2020

Abercrombie & Fitch's response

Author: spokesperson of Abercrombie & Fitch

Per A&F Co.’s published Vendor Code of Conduct, we do not tolerate use of forced labor and the safety, security and welfare of the people with whom we work is a priority. Our sourcing and sustainability teams closely monitor our network of...

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