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Marks & Spencer

Headquarters in United Kingdom

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6 March 2019

Marks & Spencer becomes first UK supermarket chain to publish details of its tea suppliers in response to campaign to address workers abuse

Author: Amber Milne, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"M&S reveals tea suppliers to address worker abuse concerns", 5 March 2019...

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Company response
22 February 2019

Marks & Spencer's response

Author: Marks & Spencer

22/2/19...

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Article
19 February 2019

Are Amazon, Walmart, and eBay’s online 'marketplaces' providing a refuge for goods made with forced labor?

Author: Charlotte Tate & Eric Gottwald, International Labor Rights Forum

...[W]hile browsing online, we were surprised to find that we could buy cotton hand towels advertised as “made in Turkmenistan” on the websites of Amazon, Walmart, and eBay. In May 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took the extraordinary...

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22 January 2019

Bangladesh: Factory forced to compensate female worker after beating & threatening her, linked to British & Belgian brands

Author: Simon Murphy, The Guardian

"Factory that supplied Tesco compensated abused worker", 22 January 2019...

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Article
22 January 2019

Major British retailers linked to Bangladesh factory producing Spice Girls T-shirts amidst labour abuses

Author: Simon Murphy, The Guardian

"Tesco, Mothercare and M&S use factory paying workers 35p an hour", 21 January 2019...

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Company response
21 January 2019

Response by Marks & Spencer

Author: Marks & Spencer

We have carrief out a full investigation in relation to the report referred to in your request for a response. ...

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21 January 2019

Cambodia: Report on brick industry reveals use of garment fabrics to fuel kilns; some companies commit to investigate and take action

The Blood Bricks project looks into  modern slavery and debt bondage in the brick-making industry in Cambodia. In 2018, the labour ministry of Cambodia committed to investigate labour-related issues in the brick-making industry as a response to the...

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16 January 2019

Cambodia: Garment workers at W&D factory refuse to return to work with concerns over pressure despite govt. mediation efforts

Author: Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post

"W&D workers refuse to return to work", 16 January 2019...

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Company response
11 January 2019

Marks & Spencer's response

Author: Marks & Spencer

... Our Regional Compliance Manager based in Cambodia was aware of an issue in one of our factories, W&D Cambodia and has been in regular contact and met with the factory owner of W&D to understand the situation and seek assurances......

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6 January 2019

Cambodia: Garment factories fire 1000+ workers after mass strikes over seniority payment

In December 2018, workers of factories W&D (Cambodia) and Seduno Investment Cambo Fashion began a mass strike in and around Phnom Penh citing fears that their employers were planning on circumventing a new government directive to pay - and backpay ...

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