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Social Accountability International SA8000 Standard, 2008

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1 September 2008

Green Edge 8 - Saving Lives on Farms in Latin America - Cultivar

Author: John Tepper Marlin in Huffington Post [USA]

The safety of U.S. food depends starts with the farms where our food is grown...At work now to improve farm safety and sanitation in three Latin American countries...are staff members for a little-known project called Cultivar...[which is] providing...

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1 March 2008

Companies' sustainability reports should have more information about human rights, says study

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Reporting on Human Rights

Author: Global Reporting Initiative, Roberts Environmental Center - Claremont McKenna College [USA]

The Global Reporting Initiative and the Roberts Environmental Center...conducted a survey of corporate human rights reporting based on information published by 100 large companies from around the world. The survey focused on evaluating the extent to...

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1 January 2008

[PDF] Grievance Mechanisms for Business and Human Rights: Strengths, Weaknesses and Gaps

Author: Caroline Rees, Research Fellow, Corp. Social Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Govt., Harvard Univ.

...[T]here is...a growing body of extrajudicial mechanisms in the business and human rights arena to which complainants can take their concerns. This paper aims to provide an assessment of some of the strengths and weaknesses of this group of...

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1 January 2008

[PDF] ICC guide to responsible sourcing - Integrating social and environmental considerations into the supply chain

Author: Intl. Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

To help companies develop their own approaches to responsible sourcing, this guide...provides a series of practical steps from a global and multi-sectoral perspective...basic steps that companies can take to influence and monitor social and...

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1 January 2008

[PDF] Mapping Grievance Mechanisms in the Business & Human Rights Arena

Author: Caroline Rees & David Vermijs, Research Fellows, Corp. Social Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Govt., Harvard Univ.

This paper sets out in summary form a range of existing grievance mechanisms from a variety of different contexts, whether industry or multi-industry, national, regional or international, private or public, based in law or voluntary standards. The...

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19 November 2007

Accountability mechanisms - report of Harvard workshop, Nov 2007

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21 September 2007
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Author: Juan Carlos Layton, La Patria [Colombia]

...la empresa manizaleña Súper de Alimentos recibió ayer la certificación SA 8000 de responsabilidad social...[Es] la primera empresa de Caldas y la tercera del país en obtener esta norma de calidad...[El Gerente de Talento Humano de la compañía, Mario...

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15 August 2007

[PDF] Suing stakeholders: solution or setback? [scroll to pg. 9]

Author: Stephen Frost, CSR Asia

In what appears to be an unprecedented legal move, Fibres & Fabrics International (FFI) and its subsidiary Jeans Knit Pvt. Ltd. (JKPL) in Bangalore have accused Dutch-based Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the India Committee of the Netherlands ...

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16 July 2007

India: CSR Asia commentary on defamation lawsuit brought by Fibres & Fabrics & its subsidiary Jeans Knit against two European NGOs (scroll to pg. 9)

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