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1 November 2012

Over 100 Powerhouse Apparel Brands and Companies Have Signed the Cotton Pledge [Uzbekistan]

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

Responsible Sourcing Network...surpassed 100 signatories to the RSN Cotton Pledge...The growing number of...brands and retailers publicly committing to avoid Uzbek cotton communicates to the Government of Uzbekistan that the apparel industry does not...

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18 October 2012

Bangladesh: Unions calling on Gap to adopt comprehensive, transparent fire safety programme

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18 October 2012

Gap: Protect sweatshop workers’ lives [Bangladesh]

Author: International Labor Rights Forum

Join…labor groups that are calling on Gap to stop the public relations games and commit to a real fire safety program that will save the lives of the company’s sweatshop workers.

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19 June 2012

Two dads in a Father's Day ad? Amazing! Thank JCPenney [USA]

Author: SumOfUs

Last month, JCPenney was the focus of homophobic outrage and calls for a boycott after it featured a lesbian couple in its Mother’s Day catalog…JCPenney [was also] attacked by anti-gay groups… [w]hen [they] hired Ellen DeGeneres…as a spokesperson…[But...

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24 April 2012

DiversityInc announces "Top 50 Companies for Diversity"

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24 April 2012

The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies

Author: DiversityInc [USA]

…DiversityInc…is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America and globally…The DiversityInc…survey…is divided into four key areas: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, Supplier Diversity…...

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13 February 2012

Critics Question Record of Monitor Selected by Apple

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Apple’s announcement…that…Fair Labor Association, has begun inspecting its suppliers’ factories in China rekindled a debate over how effective the group has been in eliminating labor abuses…[M]any labor advocates say its efforts have barely made a...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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25 October 2011

Remarks on Internet Freedom and Responsibility

Author: Michael H. Posner, U.S. Department of State

Today we face a series of challenges at the intersection of human rights, connective technologies, business and government. It’s a busy intersection and a lot of people want to put up traffic lights...Today we have tens of thousands of people armed...

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9 May 2011

Company Response to Forced Child Labor in Uzbek Cotton

Author: International Labour Rights Forum

Companies across the US and Europe have taken a stand against forced child labor in the production of Uzbek cotton. In addition, some companies are working hard to develop clear traceability for cotton and other components of clothing....[C]ompanies...

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