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Author: Agenda Scotland & Scottish Consumer Council
[refers to Co-operative Group, Focus-Wickes, BT, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Homebase (part of GUS), B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Shell, Littlewoods, Cafédirect]
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- Related companies: B&Q (part of Kingfisher) BT Cafédirect Co-operative Bank (part of Co-operative Group) Co-operative Group Co-operative Insurance Society (part of Co-operative Group) GUS Homebase (part of Home Retail Group) Kingfisher Littlewoods Shell Tesco
Author: Anannya Bhattacharjee, Labor Notes
As a result, tea garden workers are more organized and have the right to collective bargaining. The industry has been dominated by a few monopolizing multinational companies - such as Unilever (Brooke Bond/Lipton), Cadbury Schweppes, Tatas and...
Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer
But could this sector be going mainstream? Tomorrow Britain's biggest supermarket, Tesco, will launch its own-label fair trade brand, taking its range to 60 products. [also refers to Co-operative Group, Union Coffee Roasters]
Author: Natras, N., University of Cape Town, Neilson, T., Bery, P., Mistry, N., Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Sievers, S.E., Columbia University
[PDF] A framework for analysis of the impact of HIV/AIDS on business and the benefits of direct company action in the global response. [refers to Standard Chartered, DaimlerChrysler, Eskom, Heineken, BP, Anglo American, Viacom, MAC Cosmetics]
Author: Cameron Baughen, Action and Communication Network for International Development
Fair Trade as an ethical consumer choice movement has grown in popularity over the last few years...Yet, this movement based on consumer trust is in danger of being seriously undermined.
[PDF] Coffee & Codes - Overview of codes of conduct and ethical trade initiatives in the coffee sector
Author: Bart Slob & Joris Oldenziel, SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations)
This report contains an overview of initiatives of monitoring and verification of codes of conduct in the agricultural sector, with an emphasis on the coffee sector. [refers to Ahold, Java Trading, Neumann Kaffee, Kraft (part of Altria), Nestlé,...
Author: The Star [South Africa]
Millions of African children working on commercial farms are at high risk of death and injury...About 70% of the world's 250-million child labourers work on farms, and it is common to find children employed on coffee, tea, tobacco, sugar cane, cotton...
Author: Debasis Sarkar, Economic Times [India]
The threat of pesticides now looms large over workers at tea gardens and consumers. Indiscriminate use of such chemical supplements in tea plantations pose a risk to the workers’ health.
Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
With trade unionists harassed, sacked, assaulted, imprisoned and sometimes even killed, the survey covering 30 countries in the Asia and Pacific region deplores the depressing continuation and even partial worsening of trade union rights violations in...
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