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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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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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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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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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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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10 April 2012

Bangladesh: Labour rights advocate Aminul Islam found dead - family say he was tortured

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11 April 2012

Killing of Bangladeshi Labor Organizer Signals an Escalation in Violence

Author: Julfikar Ali Manik and Vikas Bajaj, New York Times

A labor activist who was arrested two years ago for his role in protests against low wages in Bangladesh’s garment industry was found murdered outside this city last week, labor rights advocates and the police said on Monday. The killing of the...

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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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27 August 2012

Four Questions to Guide Human Rights Reporting

Author: Virginia Terry, Director, Advisory Services, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)

In the past few years—in part due to the launch of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights—...companies have...made great strides in how they cover human rights in their corporate social responsibility reports...[But] there is limited...

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9 September 2012

Bangladesh: Killing of labour rights activist, Aminul Islam, still under investigation 5 months on

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