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Social Accountability International SA8000 Standard, 2008

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16 July 2007

Support freedom of speech and freedom of association

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Legal action is being used by a company producing garments in India [Fibres and Fabrics International and its subsidiary Jeans Knit Pvt Ltd (FFI/JKPL)] to silence organisations in India and the Netherlands [Clean Clothes Campaign, India Committee of...

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Article
5 July 2007

[PDF] Beyond Monitoring: A New Vision for Sustainable Supply Chains

Author: Business for Social Responsibility

While [codes of conduct enforced through non-governmental monitoring schemes] ha[ve] made substantial contributions over the past 15 years, it is increasingly clear that a new framework is needed to achieve more systemic and sustainable change......

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Article
1 May 2007

Social Accountability International 10th Anniversary Conference: Human Rights At Work

SAI's 10th Anniversary conference, “Human Rights at Work: The Next Decade” will capture highlights of the last decade of implementing human rights at work using the SA8000 system and layout the vision for the next decade in this critical field......

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Article
23 March 2007

[PDF] Clean Clothes Campaign letter to John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on business & human rights

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

...the International Secretariat of the Clean Clothes Campaign wishes to offer several suggestions and an initial response to your report, in particular where it concerns the work undertaken by TNCs to improve labour conditions in supply chains...It...

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Article
23 March 2007

[PDF] Why Is CSR such an uphill battle In China?

Author: He Qinglian, China Rights Forum

[S]weatshops are a product of China’s existing economic model and of its overall social environment. For that reason, resistance to SA8000 standards comes not only from business, but also from the government, and cooperation from workers is also...

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Article
1 March 2007

[PDF] Addressing labour standards in agricultural commodities [scroll down to page 2]

Author: Ergon,

...‘sustainable commodity’ initiatives inaugurated by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) – on sugar, cotton, palm and soy – have grown to encompass a series of principles and criteria to ensure both the social and environmental sustainability of crop...

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Article
2 February 2007

Launch of CSC9000t Code of Conduct [part of "Briefing on the Chinese Garment Industry"]

Author: Ruth Domoney, Labor Behind the Label

CSC9000t (the China Social Compliance 9000 for the textile and apparel industry) is a code of conduct for textile and clothing enterprises. It was launched in 2005 by the China National Textile and Apparel Council, (CNTAC)...As of August 2005 roughly...

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Article
15 January 2007

An onus on retailers to keep hands clean

Author: Jonathan Birchall, Financial Times

For Britain's Tesco supermarket chain, it was a public relations disaster. Last October, secret footage aired on the UK's Channel Four news bulletin showed workers who were clearly underage making its own-label clothes in factories in Bangladesh...The...

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Article
1 January 2007
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Author: ComunicaRSE

La española ENDESA anunció la semana pasada que el total de las actividades incluidas en el Plan estratégico para el desarrollo medioambiental y sustentable de sus operaciones en América Latina fueron certificadas: 100% de la energía distribuida por...

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1 January 2007

[DOC] Reality Bites: The Myth of Labor Rights as a Non-trade Issue

Author: Susan Aaronson, George Washington Univ.

This article explores how the US and the EU have made labor rights a trade agreement issue. I focus on 3 case studies: the EU, the U.S., and the members of the WTO... I discuss what the EU and the US do to promote labor rights abroad. Both trade...

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