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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...
- Related stories: Whole Foods & United Natural Foods criticised for failing to sign appeal asking Hershey's to fully commit to using ethically sourced cocoa
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on Children
- Related companies: Cadbury (part of Mondelēz International) Ferrero Hershey Kraft Foods (now Kraft Heinz) Mars Nestlé United Natural Foods (UNFI) Whole Foods Market (part of Amazon)
Author: Josh Ong, The Next Web
Reports are surfacing…that Apple manufacturer Foxconn [part of Hon Hai] has turned to two-month “internships” from nearby universities to compensate for a labor shortage ahead of the release of the next-generation iPhone. [Newspapers] noted…that...
- Related stories: China: Students reportedly required to intern at Foxconn to produce Apple’s next iPhone - includes Foxconn response
- Related companies: Apple Foxconn (part of Hon Hai) Hon Hai
[PDF] The factory floor guide to corporate accountability: Seeking redress for labour rights violations in global supply chains
This booklet is designed for the increasing number of workers around the world who produce goods — directly or indirectly — for global companies. When these workers experience violations of their labour rights they are sometimes able to resolve...
Author: Stanley James & Tim Culpan, Bloomberg
Foxconn Technology Group [part of Hon Hai]...improved safety conditions at its China factories after inspections by the Fair Labor Association found dozens of violations, the group said...Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook...has pledged not to turn...
- Related stories: China: Fair Labor Association audits find Foxconn boosts safety, improves compliance with labour standards - Apple welcomes the progress at its key supplier
- Related companies: Amazon.com Apple Cisco Systems Dell Foxconn (part of Hon Hai) HEG Electronics Hon Hai HP (Hewlett-Packard) Pegatron Quanta Computer Samsung Sony
[PDF] Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises [to UN General Assembly]
Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights
The present report provides an analysis of strategic developments in the field of business and human rights since the submission of the report to the Human Rights Council and further outlines projects that the Working Group will develop...This report...
Author: Fair Labor Association
In November 2011, FLA commissioned a team of 20 local and international experts to…map stakeholders in Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain; map Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain in the Ivory Coast; and assess the associated labor risks in Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain...
- Related stories: Assessment of Nestle Cocoa Supply Chain in Ivory Coast
- Related companies: Nestlé
Author: Sarah Murray, Financial Times
[L]eading [textile] brands have been working to eradicate child labour, poor conditions and excessive overtime in supplier factories...Some progress has been made...Child labour is now less of an issue in many factories and health and safety standards...
Author: GoodElectronics, SOMO [Netherlands]
Philips, HP, Sony, other big electronic brands and telecom providers are meeting in Amsterdam this week with labour organisations and CSOs for a round table on working conditions in the electronics sector. Well known participating CSOs are the Fair...
Author: Elizabeth Umlas, Christian Science Monitor [USA]
Accounts of labor rights abuses in overseas factories have been emerging since the mid-1990s…Those early exposés led multinational corporations to establish supply chain management systems...So why do we keep seeing these stories...One important reason...
Full and Timely Implementation of FLA Recommendations At Apple’s Largest Supplier Key to Respecting Human Rights of Workers
Author: Human Rights First
Today’s Fair Labor Association (FLA) report details a groundbreaking agreement that – when implemented – will have life-changing consequences for the 1.2 million Chinese employees at Apple’s largest supplier Foxconn, according to Human Rights First, a...