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26 May 2007

Nike to resume football production in Pakistan

Author: Jonathan Birchall, Financial Times

Nike, the official supplier of soccer balls to the English Premier Football League, is to resume making hand-stitched leather balls in Pakistan, six months after it stopped production there amid child-labour concerns...The new contract [with Silver...

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1 February 2007

Child labour – A crucial goal remains to be scored [Pakistan]

Author: Doug Cahn, TheCahnGroup, former Vice President of Reebok Human Rights Programs, in Ethical Corporation

Ten years after the signing of the Atlanta Partnership on child labour, what will it take to finally eliminate the practice in the manufacture of footballs? Doug Cahn examines the issues...So what are we to make of the fact that nearly a decade after...

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1 January 2004

Codes of conduct: New report examines their effectiveness & points to need for greater U.S. government support

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1 January 2004

[PDF] full report: "Promoting International Worker Rights through Private Voluntary Initiatives: Public Relations or Public Policy?" - A Report to the U.S. Dept. of State

Author: Elliot J. Schrage, commissioned by University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)

[refers to soccer ball companies Adidas, Brine, Franklin, Mitre, Mizuno, Moltex Sporting Goods, Nike, Reebok, Saga Sports, Umbro; coffee industry companies Kraft (part of Altria), Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee, Starbucks; toy-related...

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