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13 June 2018

Clean Clothes Campaign & Intl. Labor Rights Forum campaign urges H&M to meet its living wage commitment

On Labour Day 2018 Clean Clothes Campaign & Intl. Labor Rights Forum launched the campaign "Turn around, H&M!".  The campaign accuses H&M of failing to meet the commitment it made in 2013 to ensure workers in its supply chain are paid a...

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Company response
13 June 2018

H&M final comment

Author: H&M

“We want to emphasise that while we agree that wages in many markets indeed need to be raised, it is not our role as a brand and buyer is to set the level of wages. Instead, as wages are an industry wide issue, they also need to be set on an industry...

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Article
3 June 2018

ADB reports that automation creates more jobs in Asia than lost, but routine & manual workers are most vulnerable to job loss

Author: Chris Middleton, Internet of Business

"Robots & AI creating more jobs in Asia than they destroy," 01 June 2018...

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Company response
2 May 2018

H&M response to Clean Clothes Campaign letter (18 Mar 2018)

Author: H&M

Back in 2013, when our Fair Living Wage strategy was launched, our vision clearly stated: “Even though our strategy initially focuses on the suppliers we work with, we want to see change throughout the industry; all workers at textile factories,...

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Article
1 April 2018

Fair Labor Association reports pregnancy discrimination and deportation of migrant women workers in Asia

Author: Anuradha Nagaraj, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Pregnant migrant workers in Asia face discrimination, deportation-report," 26 March 2018...

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Article
19 March 2018

USA: Coca-Cola, US State Dept launch blockchain project to fight forced labour in supply chains

Author: Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss, Reuters

"Coca-Cola, U.S. State Dept to use blockchain to combat forced labor," 17 March 2018...

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Company response
13 February 2018

Gilontas' Response

Author: Gilontas

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Gilontas to respond to concerns raised in the Human Rights at Sea, Investigative Report and Case Study - Fisheries Abuses and Related Deaths at Sea in the Pacific Region, which cites the occurrence...

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  • This is a response from the following companies: Gilontas
Story
13 February 2018

Pacific: Human Rights at Sea report highlights alleged fisheries abuses and related deaths

A new report by Human Rights at Sea, Investigative Report and Case Study - Fisheries Abuses and Related Deaths at Sea in the Pacific Region, cites the occurrence of potential human rights abuses occurring in the fishing industry in the Pacific region...

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Company response
13 February 2018

Rocmar Seafood's Response

Author: Rocmar Seafood

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Rocmar Seafood to respond to concerns raised in the Human Rights at Sea, Investigative Report and Case Study - Fisheries Abuses and Related Deaths at Sea in the Pacific Region, which cites the...

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Article
25 January 2018

Commentary: Asian businesses need to create more inclusive work environments; study shows 53% of LGBT employees are closeted at work

Author: Marek Danyluk, BBN

"The Business of Inclusion - LGBT Experiences in Asia," 26 January 2017...

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