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10 March 2014

Child labour: mineral make-up boom raises fears over ethical extraction (India)

Author: Huw Nesbitt, Guardian (UK)

After media reports of alleged links between cosmetic makeup and illnesses including cancer, discerning consumers have switched to mineral cosmetics in an attempt to find a more natural beauty alternative. Many of these mineral products contain mica,...

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10 March 2014

India: Reports of child labour in mica mines raise concerns about cosmetic industry' "ethical extraction"

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Article
19 February 2014

India's mica mines: The shameful truth behind mineral make-up's shimmer [India]

Author: Ben Doherty & Sarah Whyte, The Age (Australia)

In the hills of Jharkhand in India, child labourers mine the mica that brings sparkle to the world…industry here is…dependent on a huge unskilled workforce, forced into working for lower and lower prices…work is hard and dangerous. Children working...

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Company response
2 February 2014

L'Oréal response

Author: L'Oréal

...Since 2009 when L’Oréal was first alerted that there was a possibility of child labor in the collection of mica in India, the Group has worked closely with its suppliers to secure its supply chain of mica against any such risk.

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Article
20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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19 December 2013

[PDF] Issue 7: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Dec 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 in English, French & Spanish from: UN...

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Article
17 December 2013

Huile de Palme : les entrepises peuvent mieux faire

Author: Céline Oziel, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Les pratiques des acheteurs d'huile de palme s'améliorent, du moins dans les engagements affichés. C'est le bilan que tirent le WWF et Greenpeace dans deux études publiées récemment. Mais les deux ONG appellent les entreprises à accélérer la mise en...

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Article
6 December 2013

The UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights: An Interview with Edwin Koster, Lead Trainer

Author: Social Accountability International

SAI Training Manager Stephanie Wilson and Training Assistant Emily Crain spoke with lead trainer Edwin Koster to discuss his perspective on the trainings and implementation of the UNGP in general...[At] seminars on the UNGP [stakeholders had a] number...

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Article
24 October 2013

Promoting and protecting the rights of children working and/or living on the street: An inclusive roundtable discussion in South East Asia [Singapore, 10-11 Dec]

Author: Aviva, Consortium for Street Children, Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights

OHCHR [through a unique cross-sectoral partnership with Consortium for Street Children (CSC), Aviva and UNICEF] prepared a study on challenges, lessons learnt and best practices in a holistic, child rights and gender-based approach to protect and...

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Article
18 October 2013

African women benefiting from Shea butter

Author: Rebecca Moudio, Spy Ghana

The demand for shea butter has risen so much in recent years that African producers have started calling for fair prices for their labour…[A] global producer of edible oils, told The New York Times that “shea [butter] is an important source of revenue...

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