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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1 January 2006

[PDF] full report: "Paraquat: unacceptable health risks for users"

Author: Richard Isenring, for Pesticide Action Network, Berne Declaration

...the pesticide causes daily suffering to an extremely large number of farmers and workers. Problems resulting from paraquat exposure are found around the world: from the United States to Japan and from Costa Rica to Malaysia. The injuries suffered...

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8 December 2005

Berne Declaration & Pesticide Action Network report details "continuous poisoning of countless workers and farmers" by Syngenta's paraquat - call for ban

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1 November 2005

[DOC] Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Mark Belanger, Jon Franklin, Andrew Moschetti and Maya Sultan of F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College [USA], and Walden Asset Management

The objective of this report is to add evidence to the case that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) makes good business sense. The evidence provided is in the form of quotations from the leaders of today’s global business community. [statements on...

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17 August 2005

Fair Trade Coffee - Why choose fairly traded coffee?

Author: Rob Maguire & Ezra Winton, überculture

[Fair trade coffee farming cooperatives] use collective strength to set up strong communities. Community development takes place in the areas of transportation, education, health care, and environmental protection. Cooperatives must use...

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1 May 2005

[PDF] rapport complet : « Guide Cosmetox »

Author: Greenpeace

Greenpeace et sa campagne éco-consommation ont décidé de vous proposer ce guide pratique pour que vous puissiez, en toute transparence, vous informer sur la composition de vos parfums et cosmétiques, et sur leurs fabricants. Cette information et votre...

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1 March 2005

[PDF] Human Security, Corporate Accountability and the Regulation of Trade and Investment

Author: Penelope Simons, Canadian Consortium on Human Security, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia

Part I of this paper examines how transnational corporate activity can violate or contribute to violations of human rights and human security...Part II...examines the relationship between the regulation of international trade, TNC activity under trade...

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16 December 2004

Act now to help Haitian sweatshop workers

Author: No Sweat

[letter from Haitian unions & their supporters to Michael Kobori (Levi Strauss), Mark Constantine (International Finance Corporation), R. Henry Kleeman (Sara Lee) with update on mediation between Grupo M (supplier to Hanes [part of Sara Lee] &...

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12 December 2004

Sweatshop conditions worsen: Colleges lose interest 5 years after protests

Author: Lisa Chedekel & Matthew Kauffman, Hartford Courant [USA]

American university apparel continues to be made under increasingly bleak sweatshop conditions despite pledges from academic leaders that they would help improve the workers’ plight [refers to Adidas (part of adidas-Salomon), Wal-Mart, Nike, Champion ...

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1 December 2004

Labour: Developing Countries 'Trading Rights for Investment'

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1 December 2004

[PDF] full report: "Behind the brand names - Working conditions and labour rights in export processing zones"

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

[refers to Tainan Enterprises, Sara Lee, Grupo M, Fujitsu, Jaqalanka, Workwear Lanka, Sanmina-SCI, Flextronics, Jabil, Solectron, Sears, JC Penney, IBM, HP, Dell, Texas Instruments, NEC]

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