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24 March 2012

[video] Supply Chain Children

Author: Humphrey Hawksley, BBC News Channel

Globalisation has brought the world's goods to the west. But how can rich consumers be sure they are buying food and clothing manufactured without harming workers - especially children? Humphrey Hawksley reports. [Transcript:] We told several big UK...

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22 March 2012

Workers Die at Factories Used by Tommy Hilfiger [Bangladesh]

Author: Brian Ross, Matthew Mosk, Cindy Galli, ABC News

The agreement makes PVH [Phillips-Van Heusen] the first brand to agree to impose fire safety standards on the factories where its clothes are made, and help pay for an independent inspector to "design and implement a fire safety inspection program...

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12 September 2011

Unprecedented Number of U.S. and European Apparel Companies and Major Industry Association Sign Pledge to Call for Elimination of Forced Child Labor in Uzbekistan

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

More than 60 of the world’s best known apparel companies and brands as well as the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), which represents more than 800 brands, have signed a pledge to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton harvested using...

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23 August 2011

Adidas Chemical Coalition ‘to Respond to Greenpeace Claims'

Author: Environmental Leader

Adidas is in talks with competitors, including Nike and Puma, to develop a response to Greenpeace’s intensifying campaign on chemicals in the supply chain, Business Green reports. Speaking to BusinessGreen, an Adidas spokeswoman told the website that...

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30 June 2011

[PDF] The U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Applications of the Framework

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business and human rights has identified instances of applications of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, in whole or in part, as a resource for those looking for...

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10 June 2011

ILO report released on the World Day Against Child Labour calls for urgent action against hazardous forms of child labour

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10 June 2011

Walt Disney, Ericsson Among Companies With Top Marks for Child Labour Risk Disclosure

Author: Norwegian Government Pension Fund

Walt Disney, Ericsson and Hennes & Mauritz [H&M] were among 9 out of 527 companies to get top marks for managing and reporting on the risks of child labour use and children’s rights violations in their operations and supply chains...Intel,...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] A guide for business: How to develop a human rights policy

Author: UN Global Compact & Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Why respect human rights?...Why develop a human rights policy?...Getting started - the process behind the policy...What are the key ingredients of a human rights policy?...Next steps - Path to implementation...[refers to BlackRock, AXA, Investment...

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9 May 2011

Company Response to Forced Child Labor in Uzbek Cotton

Author: International Labour Rights Forum

Companies across the US and Europe have taken a stand against forced child labor in the production of Uzbek cotton. In addition, some companies are working hard to develop clear traceability for cotton and other components of clothing....[C]ompanies...

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10 December 2010

ICCR Commemorates International Human Rights Day

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility [USA]

From worker rights abuses to the social impacts of extractive industries to supply chain abuses like forced child labor, ICCR [Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility] members challenge companies to develop human rights policies that ensure that...

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