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1 September 2013

[PDF] Impact Project - Executive Summary

Author: CSR Impact

The IMPACT project (“Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR”) has been the first systematic attempt to assess and measure the contribution of CSR to the social, economic and environmental goals of the EU...IMPACT explored how companies in...

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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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1 January 2009

Background: Investor, company and NGO coalition to address forced child labour

Author: UN Global Compact

An estimated 2 million children between the ages of 11-17 harvest cotton in Uzbekistan under conditions described as forced labour...The Responsible Cotton Network has sought to influence policymakers in Uzbekistan through diplomatic channels in order...

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12 September 2008

Uzbekistan trying to avoid child labour in cotton industry


The Uzbek authorities, fearing the global boycott of Uzbek cotton, are taking measures to reap a new cotton harvest without child labour, but will they manage it fully?...A human rights activist...said that schoolchildren and students are continuing...

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19 January 2008

Uzbekistan: Cotton Industry Targeted By Child-Labor Activists

Author: Gulnoza Saidazimova, Radio Free Europe

In an open letter on January 17, some 100 Uzbek dissidents and activists abroad and 40 in the country say the forced use of child labour in the Uzbek cotton industry has become a "deliberate state policy"…[T]he letter…says that in recent years forced...

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28 November 2007

Marimekko’s Estonian supplier calls halt to cotton purchases from Uzbekistan

Author: Helsingin Sanomat [Finland]

The Estonian textile factory Krenholm…has put a stop to its purchases from Uzbekistan following suspicions of the use of child labour, reported Martti Haarajoki, the CEO of Krenholm, on Tuesday. On Monday, the textile and clothing design company...

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