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19 July 2019
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Author: Arnaud Lefebvre , Express Business

« 16 millions d’esclaves dans le monde fabriquent nos marchandises », 19 juillet 2019...

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Story
15 July 2019

Malaysia: Investigation reveals forced labour & migrant worker abuses at factories producing for electronics brands; Incl. co. responses

In June 2019, an investigation by Danwatch revealed abuses faced by migrant workers working at Malaysian factories producing components for major electronics brands and their customers, including Infineon, Possehl, ST Micro, NXP, Panasonic, Toshiba, N...

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Article
15 July 2019

USA: Labour case against Imperial Pacific and its contractors to proceed in Saipan

Author: Saipan Tribune (USA)

"Labor case vs IPI, its two contractors can proceed", 26 June 2019...

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Company response
14 July 2019

Response by Imperial Pacific International

Author: Imperial Pacific International

Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC (“IPI”) appreciates the opportunity your organization has offered for us to respond.  As you may know, the plaintiffs first sued over a year ago the companies (“Gold Mantis” and M.C.C.”) who employed them, and...

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Company response
11 July 2019

NXP's response

Author: NXP

...It is important to note that NXP is not a direct customer of Possehl. However, NXP does have a few products that contain materials that have been sourced from Possehl through sub-tier suppliers....

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Story
10 July 2019
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Ante el anuncio de Gildan de cerrar su planta en Progreso al norte de Honduras, el Sindicato de trabajadores y trabajadoras de la empresa STAR, SITRASTAR, emitió una carta condenando la decisión y señalando que Gildan realiza esta operación...

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Company non-response
10 July 2019

Texas Instruments did not respond

Author: Texas Instruments

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Article
10 July 2019

US federal appeals court rules lawsuits against chocolate makers for alleged forced labour & child slavery in Côte d’Ivoire can proceed

Author: Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle (USA)

"Suit alleging US chocolate makers collaborated in slave labor proceeds", 7 Jul 2019...

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Company non-response
10 July 2019

Vishay did not respond

Author: Vishay

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Article
8 July 2019

Charity & police break up UK's largest modern slavery ring; victims worked in farms, recycling centres, meat factories

Author: Ben Quinn, The Guardian

"Charity and police break up UK's largest modern slavery ring", 5 July 2019...

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