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Sara Lee

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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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11 August 2006

Workers for the textile factory "Monclova International" in Mexico denounce violations of their human rights

Author: Terra Actualidad - Europa Press

[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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4 August 2006

Workplace hazards confirmed [Mexico]

Author: Mayté Parro, Vanguardia [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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1 August 2006

Mexico: Concerns regarding working conditions at Monclova International (a Sara Lee/Hines factory)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[English summaries of key points in 4 Spanish-language articles]

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1 August 2006

Workers for the textile factory "Monclova International" in Mexico denounce violations of their human rights

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Article
21 July 2006

Pushed by Clients, Law Firms Step Up Diversity Efforts [USA]

Author: Karen Donovan, New York Times

The nation’s largest law firms...have struggled to attract, keep and promote minority and women lawyers. Now these firms have a powerful incentive to do better: Some of their biggest corporate clients are demanding that they increase the number of...

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1 June 2006

USA: 2005-6 "State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" - 86% of Fortune 500 companies now prohibit sexual orientation discrimination

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1 June 2006

[PDF] full report: "The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2005-2006"

Author: Human Rights Campaign

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2 March 2006

Amnesty Intl. Netherlands launches report on business & forced labour, produced in consultation with 15 multinationals

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2 March 2006

[PDF] full report: "The Human Rights And Business Pages - Forced Labour"

Author: Amnesty Intl. Netherlands

In producing this series Amnesty International has collaborated and consulted with companies that participate in the section’s Round Table...The Members of the Round Table: ABN Amro, Ahold, Akzo Nobel, Boskalis Westminster, C&A, DSM, Heineken, ING...

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1 March 2006

Sustainabilitea: The Dutch Tea Market and Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: SOMO, ProFound & India Committee of the Netherlands

...there is an urgent need for improvement of labour, social, ecological and economic conditions throughout the tea sector in the global south...Current responsible business initiatives of mayor players on the Dutch tea market are analysed [in this...

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