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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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31 March 2020

UK: Supermarkets urged to ensure greater health & safety protections for staff during COVID-19

Author: The Institute for Human Rights and Business via CSR Wire

"UK Supermarket Bosses Pressed on Employee Health & Safety by Human Rights Think Tank", 25 March 2020...

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Report
4 September 2019

Better Buying releases 2019 index report, based on supplier evaluations of textile companies' purchasing practices

Author: Better Buying

"Better Buying Index Report, 2019", 3 September 2019...

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Story
14 August 2019

Mauritius: Closure of garment factory supplying to ASOS & John Lewis leaves migrant Bangladeshi workers unpaid & stranded; ASOS outlines remediation efforts

In July 2019, the Dhaka Tribune reported that workers in Mauritius had been left without jobs and two months' wages after their employer, Tex Knits garment factory, had ceased operations. Among those affected were Bangladeshi migrant workers left...

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Article
12 August 2019

Calls for major reforms to UK Modern Slavery Act & mandatory due diligence growing, Ethical Corporation reports

Author: Katherine Steiner-Dicks, Ethical Corporation

"‘We know most global companies have modern slavery in their supply chains’", 6 Aug 2019...

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2 August 2019

Charity & police break up UK's largest modern slavery ring; victims worked in farms allegedly supplying UK retailers & supermarkets

In July 2019, the largest-ever modern slavery ring uncovered in the UK has been broken up following a three-year investigation into its activities. Investigators found some of its 400 victims worked for as little as 50p a day, working on farms, rubbish...

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Company response
29 July 2019

John Lewis' response

Author: John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis & Partners spokesperson said: “We are saddened to hear about the conditions experienced by workers at Tex Knits Garment in Mauritius. We stopped working with the factory in May when we were informed that the company had gone into...

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Article
18 October 2018

New report looks at reporting progress under the UK Modern Slavery Act; finds need for better enforcement

Author: Ergon Associates

"Modern slavery reporting: Is there evidence of progress?", October 2018...

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Article
16 October 2018

Days after IPCC report, 30 U.K. companies commit to dedicating hundreds of millions of pounds to addressing climate change

Author: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK Government

"Top businesses across the UK have today announced significant pledges worth hundreds of millions of pounds to tackle climate change, marking the government’s first ever Green GB & NI Week....

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29 January 2018

M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams, Next & Sainsbury’s among UK retailers yet to renew safety deal in Bangladesh factories

Author: Sarah Butler, The Guardian (UK)

Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Debenhams, Next and Sainsbury’s are among a group of British retailers yet to join international rivals in renewing their commitment to a factory safety deal in Bangladesh....

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17 January 2018

Supermarkets refuse to share plastic footprint, says Guardian amid growing health concerns over plastic found in tap water

Author: Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor, The Guardian (UK)

As concern over the scale of unnecessary plastic waste grows, the Guardian asked Britain’s eight leading supermarkets to explain how much plastic packaging they sell to consumers and whether they would commit to a plastic-free aisle in their stores....

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