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[PDF] Suing stakeholders: solution or setback? [scroll to pg. 9]

In what appears to be an unprecedented legal move, Fibres & Fabrics International (FFI) and its subsidiary Jeans Knit Pvt. Ltd. (JKPL) in Bangalore have accused Dutch-based Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) of “cyber crime, acts of racist and xenophobic nature and criminal defamation.”...Engaging with stakeholders is not war...Taking legal action is guaranteed to escalate what is in effect a routine act in the apparel sector these days: criticising factories is commonplace and is not going to disappear. Managing stakeholder expectations, building relations and acting fairly is possible.