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17 May 2019

Ethiopia: Major apparel brands accused of 'race to the bottom' after investigation reveals wages as low as $0.12 per hour & 'numerous' labour abuses in garment factories; Incl. co. responses

An investigation by Workers Rights Consortium into Ethiopia's growing textile and apparel export sector has found the lowest wages it has ever documented in any garment exporting country - as little as $0.12 an hour - and numerous labour rights abuses...

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Company response
13 May 2019

Walmart's response

Author: Walmart

Thank you for your inquiry and a chance to comment on the report published by Worker Rights Consortium. We are reviewing the allegations and will engage our suppliers as needed. We encourage NGOs and researchers to reach out to us directly prior to...

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10 May 2019
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Author: AFP et Le Monde (France)

« En Ethiopie, les petites mains de H&M ou Calvin Klein gagnent 23 euros par mois », 8 mai 2019...

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Company response
10 May 2019

PVH's response

Author: PVH

... PVH takes the allegations raised in the WRC report very seriously, noting, however, that some of the interviews are two years old and the Park and its practices have evolved since then. We have commenced the investigation we committed to undertake...

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10 May 2019

Report says Ethiopia's garment factory workers lowest paid among major garment-producing countries globally

In recent years, Ethiopia has launched a bold economic and social experiment by inviting the global garment industry to set up shop in the East African country. The New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights team researched the...

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Company response
9 May 2019

H&M's response

Author: H&M

...Our position is very clear; we have not and do not intend to move production capacity from other markets to Ethiopia in a “race to the bottom”....

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19 March 2019
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Author: Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"Les politiques minières de 10 pays africains évaluées par les dirigeants de grandes compagnies", ...

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11 March 2019
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Author: El Tiempo

“Etiopía, China, Mongolia e Indonesia inmovilizan sus Boeing 737 MAX” – 11 de marzo de 2019...

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11 March 2019

Airlines ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after Ethiopian Airlines flight crash killing 157 people; second accident involving same model in 4 months

Author: Kate Lyons & Lily Kuo, The Guardian

"Carriers ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in wake of disaster"...

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11 March 2019
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La version finale des 16 études de cas accompagnant le rapport Impunité « made in Europe » est maintenant disponible sur le site de l’Observatoire des multinationales. Les études de cas montrent que les politiques publiques de l’Union européenne dans...

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