Forced labour & modern slavery


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16 March 2020

Commentary: COVID-19 exposes supply chain workers to greater risk of exploitation & slavery as work dries up

Author: Martijn Boersma & Justine Nolan, The Conversation

"The real economic victims of coronavirus are those we can't see", 17 March 2020...

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Company response
16 March 2020

adidas' response

Author: adidas

... adidas is treating the allegations detailed in the ASPI report very seriously......

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Story
16 March 2020

Qatar World Cup: Annual report on workers' welfare reveals 9 migrant stadium workers died in 2019, bringing total to 34 since construction began

In March 2020, the Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy published its 5th annual report on worker welfare on projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The report covers the period from February to December 2019. During the reporting period, t...

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Company response
16 March 2020

Samsung's response

Author: Samsung

Samsung Electronics is a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) (link), and we conform to the RBA Code of Conduct and its implementation methods, including due diligence across the company and our suppliers. We require all of our suppliers...

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Company response
15 March 2020

UNIQLO's response

Author: UNIQLO

UNIQLO production partners must commit to our strict company code of conduct, which covers human and worker rights. Additionally, we require all production partners to uphold the same standards set out in our code of conduct with any of their own...

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Article
14 March 2020

US State Dept. urged to downgrade Thailand on human trafficking report citing lack of progress in fishing & garment sectors

Author: Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Reuters

"U.S. urged to downgrade Thailand in annual human trafficking report", 11 March 2020...

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Article
13 March 2020
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Author: News-24 avec Reuters

« Un sénateur américain appelle à une action contre le travail forcé dans le Xinjiang chinois » mars 2020...

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13 March 2020
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Author: Jérôme Blanchet-Gravel, Sputnik News

"Travail forcé en Érythrée: «Les minières étrangères savent que les États africains sont dépendants»", 9 mars 2020...

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Company response
12 March 2020

BMW's response

Author: BMW

The creators of the "Australian Strategic Policy Institute" study were not in contact with us. We cannot comment regarding the content....

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Article
12 March 2020

Cambodia & Bangladesh: An investigative report reveals that over 100 Bangladeshi workers works under forced labour conditions in a construction sector in Cambodia

Author: Khmer Times

"Bangladeshi’s tricked into forced labour in Cambodia", 9 March 2020...

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