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3 December 2019

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. In 2020/2021 KnowTheChain will be becnhmarking 180 companies in three sectors. In 2019 will be publishing inves...

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9 September 2019

China: Apple accused of violating labour laws as employees at iPhone factory found working 100 hours of overtime & being ‘punished’ for not meeting targets; Incl. co. comments

In September 2019, China Labor Watch released a report revealing numerous labour rights violations at the Zhengzhou Foxconn factory, the largest iPhone factory in the world. The report is based on the findings of undercover investigators employed at Z...

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13 August 2019

China: Amazon and Foxconn respond to allegations of child labour in supplier factory

Author: VOA News

"Amazon Pledges to Probe Claims of Worker Abuse at China Factory", 12 August 2019 ...

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19 June 2018

China: Investigation finds workers not paid legally at Foxconn's Hengyang plant, which produces Amazon products

"…A report from the New York-based China Labor Watch found that the Hengyang Foxconn plant in Hunan province, which primarily makes devices for Amazon, relies on temporary workers with a high turnover rate, pays them far less than the local average,...

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5 December 2017

China: Foxconn says it has stopped interns from working overtime, following reports of interns working 11-hour days in iPhone factory

Author: BBC

"Foxconn stops interns' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory", 23 November 2017...

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25 October 2017
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Author: Caspar Dohmen, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Immer wieder geraten Konzerne in die Kritik wegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen. Zum Beispiel Shell wegen Umweltverseuchungen bei der Ölförderung in Nigeria oder Apple wegen schlechter Arbeitsbedingungen bei seinem Zulieferer Foxconn. Modeunternehmen wie...

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9 October 2017

China: New SACOM report alleges student labour exploitation in supply chains of top laptop brands

Author: Kate Hodal and Peter Bengtsen, The Guardian (UK)

“Chinese factory supplying major laptop brands accused of student labour abuses” 6 October 2017...

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21 June 2017

New Book: Life & death in Apple’s forbidden city

Author: Brian Merchant, Guardian [UK]

"The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone"...

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19 June 2017
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Author: Alejandra Rey, Entrelíneas (México)

“La matan por negarse a tener sexo con ellos”, 14 de Junio de 2017...

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21 February 2017

G20: John Ruggie addresses socially sustainable supply chains in speech to govt. leaders

Author: John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

...according to an ILO report one out of seven jobs worldwide is related to global supply chains. That number does not encompass so-called non-standard forms of work, which can range from casual and temporary employment to forced and bonded labor, nor...

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