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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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20 February 2007

Wal-Mart lays down the law [USA]

Author: Jonathan Birchall, Financial Times

...Wal-Mart set out [in June 2005] to use its market power to support its call for the law firms [it uses] to pursue increased "diversity" actively – by having more women and ethnic minorities represented at higher levels in their firms... "Wal-Mart...

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28 December 2006
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Author: Lourdes Godínez Leal, Proceso [México]

Al inicio de un nuevo sexenio, la violación a los derechos humanos y laborales (en su modalidad de explotación) son las constantes en las maquiladoras mexicanas, que operan...en absoluta impunidad...[J]ornadas excesivas, desdén a los riesgos de trabajo...

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Article
26 October 2006

Multinationals Accused of Hypocrisy over China Labour Law Reform

Author: Intl. Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation

US and European multinationals have been accused of double standards for adopting codes of conduct requiring their suppliers behave ethically on the one hand, while on the other lobbying against China’s proposed new labour laws which, if implemented,...

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Article
4 October 2006

Not everyone's cup of tea

Author: Robyn Stubbs, Vancouver 24 Hours

…thanks to a growing initiative to ensure tea pickers are treated fairly by their employers, you can feel good about wrapping your fingers around a steaming cuppa. "Consumers want to make sure the products they're buying are being produced in an...

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Company response
29 August 2006

Response of Monclova Internacional to concerns over workplace safety & wages

Author: Lauro Pesqueira, General Manager of Monclova Internacional

The management of the Monclova facility takes the safety and health of its employees very seriously. Reportable accident rates (accidents that require more than simple first aid) have been reduced from a total of 29 in 1999 to only four in the last...

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Article
29 August 2006
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Author: Lauro Pesqueira, Director General, Monclova Internacional

La administración de la planta de Monclova Internacional toma muy seriamente la seguridad y salud de los empleados, los indicadores de accidentes registrables (accidentes que requieren algo más que primeros auxilios) han sido reducidos de 29 en el año...

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Article
15 August 2006

[PDF] Sara Lee - Global Standards for Suppliers

Author: Sara Lee

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Article
11 August 2006
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Author: Lourdes Godínez Leal, Proceso [México]

Pese a que funcionarios de diversas dependencias del estado de Coahuila, solicitaron a la trasnacional Sara Lee realizar un peritaje para investigar el exceso de producción y la baja de salarios en la empresa, ésta se ha negado a realizarlo,...

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Article
11 August 2006

Textile factory declines to explain salary reduction in Coahuila [Mexico]

Author: Lourdes Godínez Leal, Proceso [Mexico]

[Original article in Spanish. Title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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Article
11 August 2006
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Author: Terra Actualidad - Europa Press

Varias de las empleadas de la maquila textil 'Monclova Internacional', en Mexico, que trabajan para la firma multinacional Sara Lee, denunciaron esta semana la violación de sus Derechos Humanos...Martha Barragán, Alicia Ramos y Marcela Miranda, son...

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