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11 April 2010

Action for safe factories in Bangladesh on 5th anniversary of Spectrum disaster

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

April 11 marks the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Spectrum/Shahriyar Sweater factory in Bangladesh, which killed 64 workers and injured 80...To mark the anniversary of the Spectrum collapse, the CCC, the Maquila Solidarity Network (Canada),...

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2 November 2005

Social audits 'are failing to detect factory abuses'

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Social audits of clothing factories in developing countries are failing to detect excessive and forced overtime, abusive treatment of workers and violations of freedom of association, says a report by the Clean Clothes Campaign [refers to Wal-Mart,...

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2 November 2005

Weak Social Auditing an Obstacle to Improving Garment Sweatshops

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Social audits as they are currently carried out often fail to deliver as a tool for checking working conditions in facilities producing garments and sports shoes, research... by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) demonstrates. Researchers, drawing upon...

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1 November 2005

Clean Clothes Campaign report highlights serious problems with social auditing practices - report draws on input of 670 workers in 8 countries

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1 November 2005

[PDF] full report: "Looking for a quick fix - How weak social auditing is keeping workers in sweatshops"

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

[refers to Wal-Mart, KarstadtQuelle, Otto Versand, Littlewoods, Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss, Reebok, C&A, Kingel, Derma Group, Spiegel, JC Penny, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), BCL, Saki, RCC, Warner Bros (part of Time Warner), Hatland, 6ixty8ight,...

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1 June 2004

UK: High costs holding back ethical consumers, report finds

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1 June 2004

[PDF] full report: "Consuming for Good? The role of consumers in driving responsible business"

Author: Agenda Scotland & Scottish Consumer Council

[refers to Co-operative Group, Focus-Wickes, BT, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Homebase (part of GUS), B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Shell, Littlewoods, Cafédirect]

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1 April 2004

Report finds many UK companies struggling to manage supply chain labour standards, but identifies sector leaders as: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, BT, Cadbury Schweppes, British American Tobacco, Diageo

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1 April 2004

[PDF] full report: "Gradient - promoting best-practice management of supply chain labour standards"

Author: AccountAbility, Insight Investment

[PDF] [refers to IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Tesco, El Corte Inglés, Co-operative Bank, Gap, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Donna Karen, Ralph Lauren, Top Shop, Littlewoods, Safeway, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, British American Tobacco, Diageo, Cadbury...

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1 December 2001

[PDF] Regulating business via multistakeholder initiatives: A preliminary assessment

Author: Peter Utting, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

...this paper seeks to examine why multistakeholder initiatives have emerged as one of the dominant regulatory approaches in recent years...The schemes referred to include AA1000, the Clean Clothes Campaign, the Ethical Trading Initiative, the Fair...

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