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1 February 2018

New database helps co's combat abuse in their seafood supply chains

Author: Clare Leschin-Hoar, National Public Radio

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program [...] is unveiling its first Seafood Slavery Risk Tool on Thursday. It's a database designed to help corporate seafood buyers assess the risk of forced labor, human trafficking and hazardous child...

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29 September 2017

Global businesses can achieve social impact, better reputation & increase brand loyalty by including refugees, says report

Author: Cindy Huang et al., Center for Global Development (CGD)

"Global Business and Refugee Crises: A Framework for Sustainable Engagement," September 2017...

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14 December 2015

Thailand: Investigation finds enslaved migrants & children in shrimp processing factories supplying US & European markets

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26 March 2015

Indonesia: Burmese workers in slave-like conditions to catch seafood supplying US businesses


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7 December 2014

Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables

Author: Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times (USA)

Mexico Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables 08 Dec 14...

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28 March 2012

Chance for NZ to curb slavery at sea [New Zealand]

Author: John-Luke Day of Wynn Williams Lawyers in Press [New Zealand]

[Foreign charter vessels] FCVs are blighted by allegations of abuse. In recent incidents, foreign crews have jumped ship, pleading they could no longer tolerate the emotional, physical and sexual abuse inflicted by the FCV officers. The incidents have...

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1 January 2012

2012 World's Most Ethical Companies

Author: Ethisphere

The World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business "ethically" and translate those words into action. WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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19 June 2011

Good labour relations aid retailers’ success

Author: Anna Pot, John Howchin, Kris Douma in Financial Times

Walmart is currently recruiting a new director of labour relations. The job description on its website states that the role of the director is inter alia to “support continued union free workplace”. So why should investors care? Research shows a...

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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