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1 May 2013

The Sound of Change Live

Author: Chime for Change

The Sound of Change Live is proudly underwritten by Gucci [part of PPR] to ensure that all ticket sales go directly to projects that improve the lives of girls and women around the world. Every ticket holder will receive a Sound of Change voucher via...

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24 February 2013

Gucci backs women’s equality campaign

Author: Matthew Garrahan & Vanessa Friedman, Financial Times

Gucci [part of PPR] is bankrolling a new global equality campaign for women, enlisting support from Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at a time when women’s rights are in the spotlight following violent attacks in developing...

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7 December 2012

The human Price: Certified Safe, a Factory in Karachi Still Quickly Burned [Pakistan]

Author: Declan Walsh & Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

…[F]or Arshad and Shahid Bhaila, the industrialist brothers whose factory burned to the ground in September, killing at least 262 workers, there are some comforts…As Category B prisoners…Despite survivors’ accounts of locked emergency exits and barred...

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1 November 2012

Over 100 Powerhouse Apparel Brands and Companies Have Signed the Cotton Pledge [Uzbekistan]

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

Responsible Sourcing Network...surpassed 100 signatories to the RSN Cotton Pledge...The growing number of...brands and retailers publicly committing to avoid Uzbek cotton communicates to the Government of Uzbekistan that the apparel industry does not...

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12 October 2011

Gucci under fire for alleged employee abuse in China

Author: Xinhua [China]

Gucci... came under fire after five former employees from its flagship store in... Shenzhen lodged complaints about what they allege were inhumane working conditions...[T]here were over 100 restrictions on their behavior...They are seeking...

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28 September 2011

Clean Clothes Campaign calls on fashion companies to ban sandblasting

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 13 February 2011 Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) launched Stop the Killer Jeans! campaign, calling on leading fashion manufacturers and retailers to ban sandblasting - a technique for producing denim garments with an artificially worn look. CCC...

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12 September 2011

Unprecedented Number of U.S. and European Apparel Companies and Major Industry Association Sign Pledge to Call for Elimination of Forced Child Labor in Uzbekistan

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

More than 60 of the world’s best known apparel companies and brands as well as the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), which represents more than 800 brands, have signed a pledge to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton harvested using...

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14 June 2011

Gucci Attorney Levels Charges of Racial Discrimination [USA]

Author: Brian Zabcik, Corporate Counsel

Robinson's claims are aimed against the legal staff at New York-based Gucci, where she worked as a tax lawyer for more than two years until she was fired last fall. She alleges that she was terminated in part because of her repeated complaints about...

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3 November 2010

Protest at Anglo's Alaskan quest

Author: Nikhil Kumar, Independent (UK)

Fifty jewellers...have pledged to boycott Anglo American's planned Pebble project in Alaska, saying they will not use gold from the...mine...Earthworks, a non-profit group...says...the project – a partnership between Anglo and Canada's Northern...

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24 June 2010

Companies commit to human rights in increasing numbers

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre & Realizing Rights

As representatives of over 1000 companies gather this week in New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a list of over 270 companies worldwide...

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