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21 June 2018

Oxfam assessment of Dutch supermarket's food supply chains

Author: Oxfam Novib

The Dutch supermarket sector is heavily consolidated, with the two largest supermarket chains controlling over 50% of the market... At the same time, supermarkets are competing with each other fiercely in the battle for consumers. They try to attrac...

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21 June 2018

Oxfam assessment of German supermarket's food supply chains

Author: Oxfam Germany

...A new Supermarkets Scorecard developed by Oxfam rates some of the biggest and fastest growing supermarkets in Germany...on the strength of their publicly available policies and reported practices to address human rights and social sustainability...

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21 June 2018

Oxfam assessment of US supermarket's food supply chains

Author: Oxfam US

...Given their tremendous market power and growing profits, food retailers can afford to act ethically and equitably. Unfortunately, the market leaders have failed to live up to this responsibility, instead using their huge buying power to exert...

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21 June 2018

Oxfam scores US and European supermarkets on food supply chains

Oxfam has assessed 16 large supermarkets across the US and Europe on their policies and practices in their food supply chains. Oxfam looked at the transparency of their supply chains, treatment of small-scale farmers and women workers in their supply...

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20 June 2018

Global Business Initiative on Human Rights launches business practice portal

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

As business practitioners and members of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI), we understand the value of learning from each other. Working together, sharing ideas and insights. It helps us achieve better outcomes, faster. We've created...

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20 June 2018

Hershey lawsuit (re child labour in Côte d’Ivoire)

In 2015 and 2018, American consumers filed two separate class action lawsuits against The Hershey Company (Hershey’s), in California and Massachusetts U.S. district courts respectively. The claimants allege that the company is violating these states’ ...

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19 June 2018

Women's rights NGO raises concerns about supply chain transparency of German fashion retailer Zalando; co. responds

On 23 May 2018, Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, representative of FEMNET e.V., an NGO focused on the economic, cultural and social rights of women in the garment industry in Asia, gave a speech at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of German online fashion retai...

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18 June 2018

KnowTheChain: Ranking of 40 ICT companies on efforts to address forced labour in supply chains

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15 June 2018

KnowTheChain: Ranking of 40 ICT companies on efforts to address forced labour in supply chains

Author: KnowTheChain

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15 June 2018

Response by Zalando SE

Author: Zalando SE

...We attach great importance to creating transparency and ethical conditions in the supply chain of our young private labels (zLabels), as demonstrated through various measures (social standards, audit programs, Factory Improvement Program, etc). We...

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