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22 June 2017

New laws & public opinion can help fight modern slavery, but companies should be more proactive in self-reporting

Author: Lindsay Fortado, Financial Times (UK)

Forced labour was once a niche human rights matter for large companies but it has moved to the forefront of corporate concerns with the introduction of the UK's Modern Slavery Act. ... While the law is often criticised for lacking teeth... it has...

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13 June 2017

Canada: Imports of “risky products” linked to child & forced labour are growing; majority of Canadians want more govt. action, new report finds

Author: World Vision Canada

Child labour and modern day slavery (forced labour) continue to plague the world in 2017. An estimated 85 million children suffer in dirty, dangerous and degrading work...This report, produced by World Vision Canada, exposes the risk of child and...

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12 June 2017

Report outlines 3 key areas to empower women in apparel industry

Author: BSR

The substantial attention on women’s contributions to and challenges within the global apparel sector over the last decade has spurred many initiatives seeking to improve working conditions, build skills, and promote well-being for women workers. This...

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4 June 2017

Editorial calls for prosecution of traders "ripping off" maize flour consumers as Kenya experience food crisis

Author: Business Daily (Kenya)

"Prosecute traders ripping off maize flour consumers"...

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22 May 2017

Bill adopted by Dutch Parliament introducing a duty of care to prevent child labour

Author: Barbara Bier, Daan Doorenbos & Christien Saris, Stibbe, on Lexology

On 7 February 2017, the Dutch Parliament adopted a bill introducing a duty of care to prevent child labour (Wet zorgplicht kinderarbeid – the "Bill"). The Bill requires companies selling goods and services to Dutch end-users to determine whether child...

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10 May 2017
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Author: Marina Fabre, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« "C'est qui le patron?!" : quand les consommateurs décident du prix juste », 10 mai 2017...

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27 April 2017
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25 April 2017
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Author: Die Christliche Initiative Romero (CIR)

In einer groß angelegten Studie im Rahmen der Kampagne SUPPLY CHA!NGE hat die Christliche Initiative Romero 92 Siegel, Label und Initiativen auf soziale und ökologische Kriterien und auf ihre Glaubwürdigkeit geprüft. Auffällig sind die großen...

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Company response
24 April 2017

Aldi Nord response

Author: Aldi Nord

[This is an unofficial translation from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. You can find the original version here.]...

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Company response
24 April 2017

Aldi Süd Response

Author: Aldi Süd

[This is an unofficial translation from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. You can find the original version here.]...

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