Report finds many UK companies struggling to manage supply chain labour standards, but identifies sector leaders as: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, BT, Cadbury Schweppes, British American Tobacco, Diageo

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7 April 2004

New Report Finds Many UK Companies Struggling To Demonstrate Effective Management Of Supply Chain Labour Standards

Author: AccountAbility

Gradient: promoting best practice management of supply chain labour standards analyses in-depth, 35 FTSE 350 companies, in six sectors which tend to have extensive developing country supply chains: general retailers, food and drug retailers, food producers, telecommunications, tobacco and beverages. [refers to the following cos. as sector leaders: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, BT, Cadbury Schweppes, British American Tobacco, Diageo]

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1 April 2004

[PDF] full report: "Gradient - promoting best-practice management of supply chain labour standards"

Author: AccountAbility, Insight Investment

[PDF] [refers to IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Tesco, El Corte Inglés, Co-operative Bank, Gap, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Donna Karen, Ralph Lauren, Top Shop, Littlewoods, Safeway, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, British American Tobacco, Diageo, Cadbury Schweppes, Waitrose (part of John Lewis Partnership), Northern Foods, RHM, Uniq, Somerfield, GUS, DFS Furniture, Kingfisher, JJB Sports, Dixons, Sony, Panasonic (part of Matsushita), Vodafone, Geest, SAB Miller, Imperial Tobacco]

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