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12 December 2012

New York Times "Room for Debate": David Schilling of Interfaith Center on what will be needed to prevent future factory fires like that at Tazreen Fashions in Bangladesh

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10 December 2012

Institute for Human Rights and Business publishes 4th annual list of business & human rights issues

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10 December 2012

The 2013 Top Ten List of Business and Human Rights Issues was published by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

1. Embedding respect for human rights across all business relationships...2. Expanding action to combat forced labour and human trafficking...3. Tackling challenges of dual-use internet-based technologies that may undermine privacy rights and freedom...

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5 December 2012

Wal-Mart Nixed Paying Bangladesh Suppliers to Fight Fire

Author: Renee Dudley & Arun Devnath, Bloomberg

At a meeting convened in 2011 to boost safety at Bangladesh garment factories, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. made a call: paying suppliers more to help them upgrade their manufacturing facilities was too costly. The...meeting...was attended by more than a...

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4 December 2012

Geneva Forum Marks Real Turning Point in Discussion of Business and Human Rights

Author: HumanRights.Gov [USA]

[W]e’re focused on...what...the U.S. government [should] be doing...Congress has enacted the Dodd-Frank Bill which now requires reporting by U.S. companies doing business in the DRC. We have now regulations, a reporting requirement for companies doing...

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21 November 2012

Ethical sourcing: Business works with NGOs for the common good

Author: Louise Lucas, Financial Times

The growing importance of farming to the likes of Nestlé…or…McDonald’s and Starbucks, is evident in a host of initiatives, from model farms…to deals with farming co-operatives in Africa and Brazil…Farmers receive better training and payments – not to...

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26 October 2012

An Integrated Approach to Learning and Assessment for Supply Chain Training Programs

Author: Marsha Dickson, University of Delaware & Doug Cahn, The Cahn Group

We believe training efforts [to address non-compliance with labour standards & corporate codes of conduct] are underdeveloped, fall far short of the expectations of the brands and retailers who promote them, and may result in a false sense of...

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24 October 2012

Labor Group Calls Out Apple for iPad Mini Factory Conditions [China]

Author: Damon Poeter, PCMag

SACOM conducted off-site interviews with workers at Ri-Teng's Shanghai factory [Pegatron subsidiary, assembler of iPad mini]…[which] was the site of an explosion… last December…reportedly injured 61 workers…SACOM said workers pointed to an ongoing...

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22 October 2012

Waddling the Waddle: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Baby Market

Author: Christine Bader, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke Univ. [USA], on CSRwire TalkBack

...[It] is not just our actions at work but our choices at home that matter...[While] gearing up for the birth of my twins in September...[and buying] the necessary supplies, I was at a loss. The baby market exemplifies challenges that I’ve seen in...

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12 September 2012

Consumer, Labor Rights Groups, Teamsters Tell Whole Foods: Don't Support Child Labor Chocolate Maker

Author: Organic Consumers Association, Intl. Labor Rights Forum, Global Exchange, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Advocates against the exploitation of children by chocolate makers initiated a campaign today calling on Whole Foods Market...to hold The Hershey Company – the manufacturer of Dagoba and Scharffenberger Chocolates – accountable for exploiting children...

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