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New website reveals extent of slavery in everyday goods
Anti-Slavery International, 18 Oct 2010
The website details products made using forced and child labour.
Responsible Cotton Network
A multistakeholder initiative working to halt the use of forced child labour in Uzbek cotton production. Members include brands, retail associations, investors and civil society organizations.
Background: Investor, company and NGO coalition to address forced child labour
Maplecroft, UN Global Compact (case study)
Company response to Forced Labor in Uzbek Cotton
International Labor Rights Forum
Lists companies that have committed not to use Uzbek cotton.
International Cocoa Initiative
A multistakeholder initiative established to address the issue of illegal child labour in the cocoa supply chain.
Cocoa industry ‘failing to address abusive child labour’ in supply chain
Procurement Leaders, 5 Oct 2010
Fourth Annual Report: Oversight of Public and Private Initiatives to Eliminate the Worst Forms of
Child Labor in the Cocoa Sector in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
Payson Center for International Development at Tulane University, 30 Sep 2010
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Report calls for development banks to provide a stronger complaints mechanism for people harmed by their projects
Maplecroft Human Rights Risk Atlas 2015 advises business that human rights deteriorating in repressive states
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[PDF] Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Gulnara Shahinian
Author: Gulnara Shahinian, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery
Children working in artisanal mines and quarries are subject to a series of violations of human rights and very often find themselves in conditions that amount to contemporary forms of slavery...Children are often treated by their employers as...
Author: Responsible Cotton Network
The Responsible Cotton Network is an informal multi-stakeholder group that came together to encourage socially responsible sourcing of cotton. Its first point of focus is on the practices of forced and child labor in Uzbekistan. By offering a private,...
Author: International Cocoa Initiative
The [International Cocoa Initiative] is a unique partnership of concerned companies, labour unions and NGOs, and works to help sensitise communities on issues of child labour, hazardous work practices and international laws, through local NGO partners...
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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Author: Anti-Slavery International
… [T]he shocking range of everyday items produced through slavery can be seen...on a new interactive website from Anti-Slavery International: www.productsofslavery.org...Anti-Slavery International's Products of Slavery website, is a data visualisation...
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Author: Procurement Leaders
The global cocoa industry has been slammed for failing to stamp out suppliers which rely on "abusive child labour". The allegations were made by the Payson Center for International Development at Tulane University in its fourth annual report on...
[PDF] Oversight of public and private initiatives to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in the cocoa sector in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana
Author: Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer, Tulane University
Without question the Harkin-Engel Protocol has been a catalyst for action - and to a degree, Industry is working towards fulfilling the Protocol's terms...However, Industry is still far from achieving its target to have "a sector-wide independently...
Author: UN Global Compact
An estimated 2 million children between the ages of 11-17 harvest cotton in Uzbekistan under conditions described as forced labour...The Responsible Cotton Network has sought to influence policymakers in Uzbekistan through diplomatic channels in order...
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- Related companies: American Eagle Outfitters Bed Bath & Beyond C&A Gap J.C. Penney Jones Group Kohl's Krenholm (part of Boras Wäfveri) Levi Strauss Limited Brands Macy's Marimekko Nike Nordstrom North Face (part of VF Corp) Patagonia Target Tesco Timberland TJX Walmart Walt Disney