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Sara Lee

Headquarters in USA

Sara Lee website: www.saralee.com

Sara Lee spun off its apparel business, including its Hanes, Champion & Playtex brands, as Hanesbrands, in September 2006.

 

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4 September 2001

Country's Top Undergarment Brand Vows No More Business in Burma

Author: Free Burma Coalition

Sara Lee joins Wal-Mart, Costco, Perry Ellis, Fila, Family Dollar in string of Burma cut-offs: Sara Lee, a top seller of intimate apparel in the United States with nearly $17.5 billion dollars in annual revenues and owner of Hanes, Hanes Her Way,...

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1 December 2001

Corporations Behaving Badly: The Ten Worst Corporations of 2001

Author: Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, Multinational Monitor

[Abbott Laboratories, Argenbright Security, Bayer, Coca Cola, Enron, ExxonMobil, Philip Morris, Sara Lee, Southern Co. and Wal-Mart]

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5 January 2002

Activists Press Burma Campaign: More Companies Agree That Labor Conditions Are Oppressive

Author: Kirstin Downey Grimsley, Washington Post

A group called the Free Burma Coalition...has persuaded more than two dozen American corporations [including Ames Department Stores Inc., Jones Apparel Group, Sara Lee Corp., Family Dollar Stores Inc., TJX Cos. which operates T.J. Maxx stores, and...

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29 May 2002

Sara Lee agrees to pay dlrs 3.5 million in settlement with black workers [USA]

Author: Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press

Sara Lee Foods Corp. has agreed to pay dlrs 3.5 million to 139 black employees who complained of racial harassment and retaliation at a hot-dog plant that closed last year.

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18 September 2002

Coffee companies under fire as millions face ruin

Author: Oxfam

Millions of people in 45 coffee-growing countries are facing economic ruin - and many are going hungry - due to collapsing world prices. Oxfam today launches a global campaign to tackle the coffee crisis and force the corporate giants who dominate the...

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15 October 2002

US urged to wake up to "coffee with a conscience"

Author: Ros Davidson, Reuters

...fair trade beans are slowly making inroads into some of America's favourite coffee emporiums, with them being sold in some 10,000 outlets nationally including retailers such as Starbucks, the world's largest speciality coffee company, the...

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4 April 2003

Company Policies for EEO [Equal Employment Opportunities] in Textiles, Clothing and Leather Manufacturing

Author: International Labour Organization

[The Bata Shoe Organization, Courtaulds, Irvin Aerospace Canada Limited, Sara Lee]

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4 April 2003

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28 April 2003

Coffee-makers' huge profits leave a bitter taste

Author: Stathi Paxinos, The Age [Australia]

Aid and fair trade organisations accuse the world's major coffee roasters of making huge profits out of impoverished growers in developing countries, whose returns are a fraction of retail prices. They say the price paid for green coffee is so low...

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31 July 2003

Earthgrains to Pay $5.25 Million Penalty and Phase Out Refrigerants that Damage Ozone Layer [USA]

Author: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The settlement requires Earthgrains [now owned by Sara Lee Corp.] to pay a $5.25 million civil penalty for having committed the largest ever corporate-wide violations of stratospheric ozone protection regulations.

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