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12 September 2008

[PDF] Let's Clean Up Fashion 2008

Author: Labour Behind the Label

… This is the third time that Labour Behind the Label has surveyed the state of pay behind the British fashion scene, and in three years we have seen definite progress, not only in rhetoric but in the beginnings of tangible work on the ground. The...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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25 February 2008

Fairtrade sales double to £500m as supermarkets join trend [UK]

Author: Martin Hickman & Karen Attwood, Independent [UK]

The movement to help poor farmers abroad...is now starting to have a "significant" impact on commerce, according to the Fairtrade Foundation... Sainsbury's and Waitrose's decision to stock only Fairtrade bananas were notable successes, and the fruit...

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17 December 2007

UK: Ethical Trading Initiative annual review on how member companies are tackling supply chain workers’ rights

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17 December 2007

[PDF] ETI [Ethical Trading Initiative] members in practice, 2006-7

Author: Ethical Trading Initiative [UK]

The following are examples of how ETI member companies have worked together this year to tackle a range of urgent issues in ethical trade...[refers to cases in India, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, involving Paxar, Zara (part of Inditex), Gap,...

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14 September 2007

Top fashion brands accused over failure to ensure living wage [UK]

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian [UK]

Some of the biggest fashion brands in the high street…are failing to accept the need for overseas garment workers to be paid a "living wage" by their suppliers…a report published [by War on Want and Labour Behind the Label] claims…Gap, New Look and...

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14 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Let's Clean Up Fashion"

Author: Labour Behind the Label, War on Want

Last year, Labour Behind the Label and our partners interrogated the biggest fashion brands and retailers on the high street to find out what they were doing to improve wages for the workers in their supply chains… We have returned to each of the...

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1 September 2007

Let's clean up fashion - companies

Author: Compiled by Labour Behind the Label

[Company submissions to "Let's Clean Up Fashion 2007 Update": Arcadia, Asda, Debenhams, French Connection, Gap, H&M, Jigsaw [part of Robinson Webster Holdings], John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Levi Strauss, Madison Hosiery, Marks & Spencer, Matalan,...

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1 September 2007

UK: War on Want report says fashion retailers failing to ensure a living wage for workers in their supply chain

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4 April 2007

Asia-Pacific: Indian corporate responsibility – Asian giant on an ethical crash course

Author: Poulomi Mrinal Saha, Ethical Corporation

[Overview of corporate responsibility initiatives in India, including dalit discrimination, child labour, displacement, climate change. Refers to Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Infosys, National Thermal Power Corporation, WeP Peripherals, General Electric,...

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