Report alleges 'discounter model' used by Carrefour, Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Wal-Mart results in workers’ rights violations in their supply chains

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18 March 2009

Clean Clothes Campaign report "Cashing In" and company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 10 February 2009 Clean Clothes Campaign launched its “Cashing In” report on five global retailers: Aldi, Carrefour, Lidl, Tesco, Walmart...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the five companies to respond: Aldi responded Carrefour responded - Rejoinder from Clean Clothes Campaign to Carrefour Lidl responded - Rejoinder from Clean Clothes Campaign to Lidl Tesco responded Wal-Mart responded

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10 February 2009

New Clean Clothes Campaign report, ’Cashing In’, launched

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Major global retailers Carrefour, Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, and Walmart are seeing massive profits and increasing market share in the garment sector, as workers in their supply chains face increasing poverty, appalling conditions, and serious workers rights violations, according to a new report released today by the Clean Clothes Campaign…CCC research in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Thailand published today in “Cashing In: Giant retailers, purchasing practices, and working conditions in the garment industry” shows how the discounter model used by these retailers squeezes suppliers and results in serious workers’ rights violations in their supply chains.

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