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14 January 2013

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: Is Business Ready to Face Up to It?

Author: Joanne Bauer, in CSRWire

For far too long businesses have ignored the risk of forced labor in corporate supply chains -- a situation that reflects the failure not just of business, but of society at large to confront the inconvenient truth of modern day slavery. But at last...

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21 January 2007

Enslaved workers make charcoal used to make basic steel ingredient

Author: Michael Smith & David Voreacos, Bloomberg News

[P]ig iron [that] will end up in cars and trucks made...by Ford, General Motors, Nissan [,] Toyota [and]...that goes into steel used by Whirlpool...and is used in foundries at Kohler...can be traced to slaves in Brazil...Ford, General Motors and...

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22 November 2006

CVRD Won't Sell Iron Ore to Producers That Allow Slave Labor [Brazil]

Author: Michael Smith & David Voreacos, Bloomberg

Cia. Vale do Rio Doce [CVRD], the world's largest iron ore producer, said it would stop selling ore to pig iron companies suspected of using materials made by slaves in Brazil. “I am not interested in supplying anyone who doesn’t respect the law,” Cia...

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5 November 2006
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Author: Bloomberg

Como cientos de miles de trabajadores en América Latina, dos Reis no cobra un salario...El carbón que él y otros obreros producen...[es] un ingrediente básico del acero. Ese arrabio va a ir a parar a automóviles y camiones fabricados en Estados Unidos...

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3 November 2006

Brazil & Peru: Detailed Bloomberg report links slave labour in iron, timber & gold industries to companies such as Andersen, Deere, Ford, GM, Honda, Johnson Matthey, Kohler, Nissan, Nucor, ThyssenKrupp, Toyota, Whirlpool - with companies' responses

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3 November 2006

Slaves in Amazon Forced to Make Materials Used by GM

Author: Michael Smith & David Voreacos, Bloomberg

...[N]early 1 million men and women work for little or no wages as forced laborers in Latin America, according to the...International Labor Organization...The charcoal [slave]...laborers produce by burning scraps of hardwood [in Brazil are]...used to...

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2 June 2005

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1 June 2005

China Labor Watch accuses Kohler of dangerous working conditions at China factory

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1 June 2005

Kohler did not respond to: China Labor Watch says employees at Kohler factory work in dangerous conditions.

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1 June 2005

Work-Related Injury Investigations - Report on Kohler Company (Foshan) Ltd. [China]

Author: China Labor Watch

...the only thing that is “timeless” for workers at Kohler’s factory in Foshan, Guangdong Province, China is long hours, low wages and extremely dangerous work conditions.[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Kohler to respond to the...

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