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Macy's

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Macy's Inc. was known as Federated Department Stores until June 2007.

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4 March 2014

Reforms slow in Bangladesh's toxic tanneries [Bangladesh]

Author: Agence France Presse

…[I]n Hazaribagh in Dhaka…some 25,000 workers toil for as little as $50 a month to produce leather for shoes and other goods for stores in Europe and the United States…there are few signs of reform at Bangladesh's leather industry, where conditions...

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28 January 2014

Press release: Largest-ever First-hand Investigation Into Slavery And Child Labor Finds Forced Labor Prevalent In India’s Hand-Made Carpet Sector [India]

Author: François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

The report – titled “Tainted Carpets: Slavery and Child Labor in India’s Hand-Made Carpet Sector” – explores well beyond the traditional “Carpet Belt” region of Uttar Pradesh to cover nine states in northern India where production sites belonging to...

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29 August 2013

US fast-food workers stage nationwide strike in protest at low wages

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian (UK)

US workers in the fast-food industry staged a one-day strike in dozens of cities...calling for better wages and the right to unionise...The striking workers are part of a coalition of unions, campaign groups, clergy and community members...They want...

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1 July 2013

Map of Garment Factories and Supply Chains [Cambodia]

Author: Cambodia Center for Human Rights

The map details…558 garment factories operating in Cambodia…At least 95 of the factories on the map are reported to have produced and supplied products to major international brands, including, but not limited to, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Clarks, H&M...

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27 June 2013

Justice department fines Macy's for discriminatory practices [USA]

Author: Malaysia Sun

Macy's Retail Holdings (Macy's) has agreed to pay US regulators $175,000 as civil penalties to resolve allegations of having violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)...[B]esides paying the fine, the...

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27 June 2013

U.S. Retailers Near Pact on Bangladesh Factory Safety [Bangladesh]

Author: Suzanne Kapner, Wall Street Journal

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Gap Inc. and other large U.S. retailers are nearing an agreement to establish a $50 million, five-year fund to improve safety conditions in Bangladesh garment factories..The $50 million fund, a critical component of the deal, is...

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1 November 2012

Over 100 Powerhouse Apparel Brands and Companies Have Signed the Cotton Pledge [Uzbekistan]

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

Responsible Sourcing Network...surpassed 100 signatories to the RSN Cotton Pledge...The growing number of...brands and retailers publicly committing to avoid Uzbek cotton communicates to the Government of Uzbekistan that the apparel industry does not...

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9 August 2012

aVOID Plug-In Blocks Out Clothing Products Online Made By Child Laborers

Author: Huffington Post [USA]

A recently-launched internet plug-in called aVOID blocks out items produced by brands known to employ child laborers. The software uses data gathered from users and the advocacy group Active Against Child Labor and hit 1 million products (and counting...

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26 January 2012

A Company’s Obligations On Human Rights

Author: IESE Insight in Eurasia Review

[The] universal nature [of human rights] transcends the strictly legal framework…Unlike corporate social responsibility, businesses cannot choose which rights to uphold and which to ignore…[M]ore and more companies are realizing that respecting human...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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