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[PDF] A Risky Business? Managing core labour standards in company supply chains

Author: EIRIS, Experts in Responsible Investment Solutions, Published on: 17 December 2009

This paper outlines the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO’s) core labour standards on child labour, forced labour, trade union rights and equal opportunities. It focuses on breaches of core labour standards in company supply chains and analyses the following sectors where the risk of breach is highest: clothing and footwear, consumer electronics and agricultural crops. It looks at countries where these labour standards are at risk of being breached…It looks at stakeholder concerns about core labour standards and includes an in depth look into two companies who have been accused of child labour breaches in their supply chain, namely Gap and Primark...The paper includes a section on EIRIS’s findings on companies’ policies on supply chain labour standards, management systems and reporting. [also refers to Billabong, Puma, Nike]

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Related companies: adidas Gap Primark (part of Associated British Foods) Puma