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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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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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6 September 2017

UK: John Lewis & Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns in India

Author: Kate Hodal & Peter Bengtsen, Guardian (UK)

"John Lewis and Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns," 3 September 2017...

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12 June 2017

Briefing: Modern slavery reporting: Weak and notable practice

Author: CORE, Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This particular briefing draws on CORE’s and BHRRC’s analysis of 83 slavery and human trafficking statements in February 2016, BHRRC’s October 2016 review of FTSE 100 company reports; and Ergon Associates’ research on company statements up to May 20...

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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9 January 2017

UK: Govt. agency calls on hospitality industry to combat workplace pregnancy discrimination

Author: Ruth Wyatt, Caterer (UK)

"Calls for hospitality industry to join businesses against pregnancy in workplace discrimination", 6 Jan 2017...

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3 May 2016

Rainforest Foundation & Ethical Consumer Magazine guide ranks companies with palm oil products based on sustainability

Author: Rainforest Foundation UK

"Palm Oil Guide," Apr 2016...

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22 April 2016

UK: Factory owner supplying Next & John Lewis convicted for trafficking workers from Hungary

Author: Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK)

"Slave workforce: Kozee Sleep bed factory owner Mohammed Rafiq jailed for people trafficking after forcing Hungarians to live in squalor and work 80 hour weeks for £10", 12 Feb 2016...

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