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Marks & Spencer

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26 April 2018

Paper finds severe labour exploitation in Spanish & Italian agricultural supply chains; reflects on potential action co's can take

Author: Cecilia Barral Diego & Lisa Szeponik, Loening - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Germany is the main market destination for Spanish and Italian exportations in the processed food market, with a particular focus on the fruit and vegetable sector. In crop year 2016/2017, Germany bought from Spain almost 2.0 billion kilograms of...

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22 March 2018

Commentary: Businesses must put human rights at center of efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Christen Dobson & Phil Bloomer, UNA-UK

"A new bottom line", 19 Mar 2018...

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28 February 2018

India: Report finds female migrant workers are subjected to conditions of modern slavery in factories supplying to garment brands; incl. co responses

"Labour without Liberty", a report by India Committee of the Netherlands, Clean Clothes Campaign and Garment Labour Union, looks into the living conditions in Bangalore garment factory hostels and the particular challenges migrant workers face. The...

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23 February 2018

Labour signatories urge brands to sign onto 2018 Bangladesh Accord 100 days before current Accord ends

Author: IndustriALL

"100 days until current Accord ends – labour signatories urge brands to sign onto 2018 Accord", 22 February 2018...

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Company response
20 February 2018

Response by Marks & Spencer

Author: Marks & Spencer

We were in contact with ICN before the publication of the report and were given the opportunity to review some general text from the report. At this time we asked if ICN could provide us with factory information to enable us to identify the one...

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7 February 2018
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Author: Belga, Sudinfo.be

L’enseigne de prêt-à-porter irlandaise Primark a publié la liste de ses plus de 1.000 fournisseurs, répartis dans 31 pays à travers le monde, se réjouit jeudi la plateforme Achact, qui vise à améliorer les conditions de travail des ouvriers du textile....

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7 February 2018

UK: Gig economy workers again call on govt. to change laws denying them basic rights following death of a self-employed courier

Author: Robert Booth, The Guardian

Gig economy workers have expressed anger that long-awaited changes to working practices in Britain have stopped short of bringing in new laws to prevent bogus self-employment, which denies basic rights to around 1.1 million couriers, minicab drivers...

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29 January 2018

M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams, Next & Sainsbury’s among UK retailers yet to renew safety deal in Bangladesh factories

Author: Sarah Butler, The Guardian (UK)

Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Debenhams, Next and Sainsbury’s are among a group of British retailers yet to join international rivals in renewing their commitment to a factory safety deal in Bangladesh....

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8 January 2018

Labour in low-wage countries can not be replaced by robots, says largest textile company in the world

Author: Ben Bland, Financial Times

"Clothes company backs humans over sewing robots," 1 January 2018...

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20 December 2017

Ukraine, Serbia & Hungary: Report by Clean Clothes Campaign details poverty wages & poor working conditions in garment factories producing for global brands; incl. co responses

The report "Europe's Sweatshops" published by Clean Clothes Campaign documents poverty wages and poor working conditions in the garment and shoe industry throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The report is presented together with new country...

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