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25 February 2020

UK retailers announce package of support to drive responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains

Author: Responsible Recruitment Toolkit

"PRESS RELEASE: Retailers unite in mission to drive the responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains", 25 February 2020...

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10 January 2020

Poland: Castorama responds to allegations it unfairly dismissed 10 trade union activists

In December 2019, UNI Global Union reported that Castorama Poland (owned by Kingfisher) dismissed 10 trade union activists and accused the company of "union-busting activities". As reported further by UNI Global Union, UNI Commerce has taken legal...

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10 January 2020

Response by Castorama Poland (owned by Kingfisher)

Author: Castorama Poland

Castorama has built a great business in Poland over 20 years and that has only been achieved by working closely with our colleagues and by respecting employees' rights. We employ more than 12,000 colleagues in 80 locations across the country, and that...

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13 November 2019

KnowTheChain Investor Snapshot: Forced Labor in Forestry (incl. Paper & Forest Products)

Author: KnowTheChain

KnowTheChain assessed 39 of the largest publicly listed companies in the paper and forestry and home furnishing retail sectors on their efforts to address forced labour risks in their supply chains, based on publicly disclosed information. The findings...

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27 November 2015
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24 November 2015

UK: Investigation finds firms split over whether to pay new "national living wage" to workers under 25

Author: Simon Neville, Independent (UK)

Firms will only have to pay the “national living wage” to staff aged 25 or over when it starts in April. Under half of top retailers have so far promised to pay all staff the same rate for the same work, regardless of age. Simon Neville reports on the...

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11 August 2015

"The rise of public advocacy in business" - examples of companies speaking out on human rights & sustainability issues

Author: Martin Wright, Green Futures Magazine, in Guardian (UK)

"The rise of public advocacy in business"...

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30 June 2015

Interview: How & why business leaders should embed sustainability throughout their company

Author: Interview with Chip Pitts, Lecturer at Stanford Law School, Professorial Lecturer at Oxford Uni., Professorial Fellow at SMU Law Institute of the Americas, on Criticaleye (UK)

“Rethinking Sustainability”, Jun 2015...

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17 June 2015

Commentary: How to distinguish hype from reality in climate action by businesses

Author: Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation, on Guardian (UK)

"Business and climate: the hype and the reality", 17 June 2015...

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10 June 2015

80 companies call on British Prime Minister David Cameron to take stronger climate action

Author: Adam Vaughan, Guardian (UK)

"British companies call on David Cameron to take stronger climate action",...

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