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8 January 2020

USA: Business Must Act Coalition calls on 29 companies to prohibit guns in their stores & invest in community safety

The Business Must Act Coalition, comprised of 26 civil society groups, believes that American businesses have a civic responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe from gun violence in the absence of US government action on gun reform. In...

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7 January 2020

29 stores including Walmart and Nike were graded on their gun-safety policies — and more than half of them failed

Author: Shoshy Ciment, Business Insider

A coalition of gun control advocacy groups led by Guns Down America published a gun safety scorecard for national retailers. The list assigns a number and grade letter to 29 businesses, including Walmart, Trader Joe's, Kroger, and Chick-fil-A , and...

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7 January 2020

McDonald’s, Nike, Barnes & Noble among companies handed ‘F-rating’ for gun safety grade

Author: Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News

A coalition of 22 gun-reform advocacy groups dubbed “Guns Down America” on Wednesday released a scorecard they hope will give “consumers the opportunity to shop their values this holiday season.” It grades popular shops and fast food spots in three...

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Company non-response
6 January 2020

Nike did not respond to F grade in gun safety scorecard

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19 December 2019

Investor Briefing: The Importance of Responsible Recruitment in Assessing Modern Slavery Risk

Briefing | 24 January | New York

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16 December 2019

USA: Litigation against corporate conglomerates for gender discriminatory pay practises increases

Author: Alexia Fernàndez Campbell, VOX

"They did everything right — and still hit the glass ceiling. Now, these women are suing America’s top companies for equal pay." 10 Dec 2019...

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9 December 2019

Indonesia: Garment workers forced to resign after factory closure receive $4.5 million in unpaid severance after WRC intervention

Author: Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)

"Largest Sum Ever: WRC recovers US$4.5 Million in unpaid severance", 4 December 2019...

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19 November 2019
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22 October 2019

China: Clothes made with cotton produced by forced labour in Xinjiang is likely being sold in US, think tank says

Author: Quartz

“Clothing made by Chinese forced labor is likely being sold in the US”, 22 October 2019...

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17 October 2019

"Why human rights activists should work with companies – not just fight them"

Author: Regan Ralph, The Fund for Global Human Rights, in openDemocracy

...The rising tide of hostility to human rights, often spearheaded by authoritarian governments, has swept across the globe in recent years, with devastating consequences on rights and freedoms, and the people who defend them. The international...

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