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15 December 2004
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Author: Véronique Smée, Novethic

L'UFC-Que choisir a...«audité» les usines chinoises de ces entreprises et mené des entretiens avec des employés, en s’appuyant sur les normes édictées par l’Organisation Internationale du Travail...[fait référence à Hasbro, Mattel, Bandai, Walt Disney,...

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15 February 2006

Mainland Toy Companies Facing the ICTI Dilemma [China]

Author: Liu Songjie, Phoenix Weekly [China], translated by China Labor Watch

Pressured by criticism worldwide, many international toy producers have announced through the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) that mainland Chinese toy companies must receive the ICTI Code of Business Practices certification before...

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26 July 2007

Toymaking in China, Mattel’s Way

Author: David Barboza & Louise Story, New York Times

The recent wave of recalls and warnings from China has ignited worldwide concern about the safety of Chinese products... [I]ndependent analysts, and even watchdog groups, say Mattel may be the best role model for how to operate prudently in China......

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22 April 2009

Toy Makers Flunk at Addressing Climate Change: Report

Author: ClimateBiz

The toy and child equipment manufacturing sector is flunking in its efforts to track and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change, according to the latest Climate Counts scorecard. A dismal eight out of the top 13 companies by...

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28 October 2009

The true cost of cheap Christmas presents [UK]

Author: Tim Hunt, writer at Ethical Consumer magazine, in Guardian [UK]

...[A]ccording to research recently carried out by Ethical Consumer magazine...the price of many...toys fail to reflect the hidden environmental and social costs of their production...Hasbro['s]...Transformer toys are made with PVC, a plastic that has...

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24 June 2010

Companies commit to human rights in increasing numbers

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre & Realizing Rights

As representatives of over 1000 companies gather this week in New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a list of over 270 companies worldwide known...

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11 July 2011
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Author: Abonéobio

Les emballages des jouets représentent un volume important de consommation de papiers et cartons. Greenpeace avait lancé une campagne pour demander aux fabricants de jouets de réagir...Le groupe LEGO a été le premier à réagir en prenant plusieurs...

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15 December 2011

Using Propaganda to Stop China's Strikes: Government and industry search for ways to calm the country's factory hands

Author: Dexter Roberts, Bloomberg [USA]

…7,000 workers at a...New Balance supplier in Dongguan protested plans to relocate production to Jiangxi province and cut bonuses…1,000 workers halted production to protest overtime rules at a Shenzhen company that…supplies Hewlett-Packard…[W]orkers at...

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12 March 2013

[PDF] Issue 4: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Mar 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions by UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, NGO...

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5 June 2013

Brazilian Company PUPA Commits to Expand Access to Education for 500,000 Children [Brazil]

Author: Business Call to Action

[F]ollowing a commitment by PUPA to the Business Call to Action (BCtA)...[t]he educational company has...pledged to employ 2,000 low income women as part of its micro-franchise network, leading also to quality early childhood development for over 500...

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