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3 December 2018

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. In 2018 KnowTheChain benchmarked over 120 global companies across the three sectors.   2018 Information & C...

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19 January 2016

There is hidden workforce of 116 million in global supply chains of fifty companies, says International Trade Union Confederation

Key findings from the report include:...

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14 July 2011

Nike faces new worker abuse claims [Indonesia]

Author: Niniek Karmini & Stephen Wright, Associated Press

Workers making Converse sneakers in Indonesia say supervisors throw shoes at them, slap them in the face and call them dogs and pigs. Nike…acknowledges that such abuse has occurred…but says there was little it could do to stop it…Nike says nearly two...

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1 November 2005

Where do you draw the line? - Research into the financial links between five bank groups and companies that abuse human rights

Author: Netwerk Vlaanderen [Belgium]

[describes human rights concerns regarding companies & projects in which AXA, Dexia, Fortis, ING & KBC have invested] Regarding credit, AXA informs us that every offer of credit is subject to ethical rules and the rule of law... AXA states...

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5 August 2004

Puma's Workers In China Facing An Olympian Struggle To Survive: Enduring Grueling Hours, Pitifully Low Wages, Exploitation, Abuse and Denial of their Rights

Author: National Labor Committee & China Labor Watch

[Workers at Pou Chen's Pou Yuen factory know] that if they ever dared to speak the truth [about working conditions], they would be fired immediately...The Puma workers in China definitely do not have the right to Freedom of Association or to organize....

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1 August 2004

China: Puma contractor accused of forced & unpaid overtime, below-subsistence wages, harsh working conditions

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1 August 2004

[full report] Puma's Workers In China: Facing an Olympian Struggle to Survive

Author: National Labor Committee & China Labor Watch

[Describes conditions at Pou Yuen factory of Puma contractor Pou Chen: forced & unpaid overtime, below-subsistence wages, denial of freedom of association & expression, verbal intimidation & abuse, poor workplace health & safety...

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1 October 2003

The Anti-Sweatshop Movement And Asian Factories

Author: Dr. Anita Chan, Senior Research Fellow, Contemporary China Centre, Australian National University

...wages have remained low, frequently doctored to make it look as though they meet the local country’s minimum wage and work hour laws. A major reason is that the supplier factories, not the TNCs, foot the bill, and the suppliers feel squeezed....

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