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31 May 2019

Report finds global fashion brands are failing to deliver on living wage commitments to workers; Incl. co. comments

 In May 2019, a report by Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, ‘Corporate Commitments to Living Wages in the Garment Industry', found that global fashion brands are failing to deliver on living wage commitments....

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31 May 2019

Global: Brands failing promises made to pay their workers living wage

Author: Jonathan Eley, Financial Times

"Top retailers failing on pledge to pay fair wages, says report", 30 May 2019...

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Article
13 May 2019

Japan: Fast Retailing discloses all major garment factories for 1st time, increasing supply chain transparency

Author: Yoshihiro Hara, Nikkei Asian Review

"Uniqlo discloses all garment factories for first time", 11 May 2019...

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Company response
16 April 2019

Fast Retailing's response

Author: Fast Retailing

We really appreciate you give us an opportunity to include our company perspective....

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16 April 2019

Indonesia: Labour groups call on Blackstone to pay garment workers $10.8 million still owed in severance & unpaid wages four years after factory closure

Four years after the closure of Jaba Garmindo factory in Indonesia and in light of new reporting, the International Labor Rights Forum, AFL-CIO, United Students Against Sweatshops, and Global Labor Justice are calling on the Blackstone Group to pay...

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12 April 2019

Cambodia: Unions call on brands to join ACT initiative to address living wages in garment sector

Author: IndustriALL

"Cambodian unions call on brands to ACT", 9 April 2019...

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8 March 2019

‘It is like hell’: Garment workers for Japanese brands say factory conditions violate their rights

Author: 8/3/19 - Saul Takahashi, former Japan researcher at BHRRC

'The factory has [safety regulations], but whether they enforce them is another question.'

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Company response
8 February 2019

Fast Retailing's response

Author: Fast Retailing

Respecting human rights and ensuring fair working conditions are a top priority for Fast Retailing. In the Fast Retailing Group Code of Conduct for Production Partners, we place great emphasis on working conditions, and respect for worker rights...

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23 December 2018

Japan: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Human Rights Now survey shows most Japanese apparel companies fall short on human rights

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Human Rights Now, an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo, conducted a survey of the human rights policies and practices of the top 62 apparel companies in Japan. Despite individual approaches...

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18 December 2018

China: Ethnic minorities detained in internment camps reportedly subject to forced labour in factories supplying to major apparel brands; Incl. co responses

In December 2018, an investigation by the Associated Press linked US sportswear brand Badger Sport to a factory inside an internment camp in Xinjiang province, China, where Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities are allegedly being subject to forced...

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