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14 May 2013

Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety released [Bangladesh]

Author: IndustriALL Global Union

Ahead of the midnight deadline, at least 24 garment and retail brands sourcing from Bangladesh have agreed to sign on to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. IndustriALL, UNI Global Union and their NGO partners are expecting further...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] The Catastrophe of Bangladesh - An emblematic case of global capitalism

Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Jus Semper Global Alliance

In this brief…[Alejandro Teitelbaum, former Permanent Representative to the UN for the American Association of Jurists]…analyses the catastrophe that occurred in Bangladesh in a building where more than 3000 people worked and where almost a third died...

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26 April 2013

Bangladesh: Rana Plaza garment factory building collapse - media coverage, commentaries, company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Compilation of coverage, commentaries on the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building, 24 April 2013, in which over 1,100 people died. The building housed Phantom Apparels Ltd., New Wave Style Ltd and New Wave Brothers Ltd, which supplied...

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Company non-response
22 August 2012

Next did not respond to: Tesco responds to report about lack of action by intl. clothing brands on exploitation of child workers & Dalit children.

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1 July 2012

[PDF] Bonded (child) labour in the South Indian Garment Industry: An Update of Debate and Action on the ‘Sumangali Scheme’

Author: SOMO / India Committee of the Netherlands

…[T]he Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN)… published two major reports [‘Captured by Cotton’, 2011 and ‘Maid in India’, 2012] documenting the exploitation of Dalit girls in the...

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8 May 2012

In Advance of London Olympics, U.S. and U.K. Investors Ask Corporations to Step Up Anti-Trafficking and Slavery Efforts

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility [USA]

...[A] coalition of U.S. and U.K. investors and NGOs have united to call on corporations to strengthen their focus against human trafficking and modern slavery in advance of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games...The initiative focuses on the London tourism...

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26 April 2012

"Young Dalit women exploited in Indian garment industry"

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26 April 2012

[PDF] full report: "Maid in India"

Author: India Committee of the Netherlands, SOMO

From October 2010, ETI started pushing collaboration among its members regarding Sumangali and Camp Coolie schemes. This resulted in thethe Sumangali Bonded Labour Group (SBL Group) which currently consists of 20 brands and retailers: Arcadia, ASDA,...

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2 April 2012

GLOBAL: Brands receive top marks in child labour risk report

Author: Petah Marian, Just-Style

PVH, Adidas, Gildan Activewear, Next, Gap and H&M have received top marks in a report ranking companies on how they manage and disclose risks of child labour use and children's rights violations in their operations and supply chains. Some 14 out...

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25 August 2011

Hundreds sick in mass fainting at Cambodian factory

Author: Prak Chan Thul, Reuters

Nearly 300 Cambodian workers fell sick this week at a garment factory producing goods for…Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), police said…A total 284 workers collapsed on Tuesday and Thursday at M&V International Manufacturing Ltd, a supplier for H...

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