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Article
30 October 2019

Australia: Woolworths underpays workers by up to $300m

Author: Dominic Powell & Paul Sakkal, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Woolworths executive bonuses cut after workers underpaid up to $300m", 30 October 2019...

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23 October 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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Company response
22 September 2019

Woolworths' response

Author: Woolworths

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Article
19 September 2019

Message to Coles, Woolworths: Act now to end modern slavery

Author: Martijn Boersma, Justine Nolan & Laurie Berg, The New Daily

7 September 2019...

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18 September 2019

Australia: Academics press Coles & Woolworths to address labour exploitation and the risk of modern slavery

An open letter to Coles and Woolworths about modern slavery risks initiated by Martijn Boersma, Justine Nolan, and Laurie Berg of the University of Technology Sydney and the University of New South Wales has called the supermarkets to:...

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Article
11 September 2019

Australia: Shareholders urge Coles to change its policies covering potential modern slavery in its supply chains

Author: Dominic Powell, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Coles under pressure over potential worker exploitation in supply chains", 11 September 2019...

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Article
17 August 2019

Commentary: Australia: Woolworths to separate from its liquor and gaming interests

Author: Jason Pallant, The Conversation

"Getting out of liquor and pokies will cost Woolworths, but deliver lasting benefits", 4 july 2019...

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27 July 2019

Australia: World-leading slavery expert calls for forfeiture of profits of companies that fail to address slavery in their supply chains

Author: Eryk Bagshaw, The Sydney Morning Herald

"'Tainted money': Thousands of businesses brace for slavery crackdown", 7 July 2019...

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Company response
19 July 2019

Response by Woolworths

Author: Big W, Woolworths

  ...We can confirm we have no ​factories located in Xinjiang, China and have not received any complaints against our suppliers. ​We are aware, however, that some of the cotton sourced via our suppliers is likely to be from this region and we are...

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Article
16 July 2019

Australian brands sourcing cotton from North West China to investigate after reports of forced labour of ethnic minorities

Author: Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Meredith Griffiths, Michael Walsh, Echo Hui & Bang Xiao, ABC news

"Cotton On and Target investigate suppliers after forced labour of Uyghurs exposed in China's Xinjiang", 16 July 2019...

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