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22 April 2019

Vanuatu: Alleged human trafficking of over 100 Bangladeshi workers, now stranded, by furniture store owners

Dozens of Bangladeshis are stuck in Port Vila, Vanuatu's capital, after they were trafficked in what may be the Pacific's biggest human trafficking case. The workers were allegedly brought to Vanuatu illegally by the owners of a home and furniture...

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27 February 2019

USA: Employee files class action lawsuit against Ikea over alleged age discrimination; incl. company statement

Author: Mark Wilson, Fast Company

"Ikea hit with new class action lawsuit alleging age discrimination", 22 Feb 2019 Ikea has been hit with its fifth lawsuit in just over a year in U.S. courts, alleging age discrimination. The first was in Philadelphia in 2018, when 54-year-old emplo...

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17 December 2018

UK: City investors call on listed co's to pay living wage

Author: Jasper Jolly, The Guardian

City investors call on listed companies to pay living wage, 10 December, 2018...

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1 October 2018

Unions to file OECD complaint with Dutch NCP against IKEA for allegedly undermining workers' right to organise in the US, Ireland & Portugal; incl. co comments

Author: Reuters

"Unions accuse IKEA of undermining workers' rights in three markets", 27 September 2018...

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8 August 2018
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Author: ONU Brasil (Brazil)

“O que as empresas estão fazendo para frear a torrente de plásticos?”, 9 de julho de 2018        ...Diante das consequências inegáveis da poluição por plásticos, pessoas de todo o mundo estão rejeitando os produtos descartáveis e se comprometendo...

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11 December 2017
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2 November 2017

Opportunities & challenges of business support for LGBTI community

Author: Charles Radcliffe, Office of the High Commissionner for Human Rights & Caroline Vagneron, GLOBE, World Bank Group

"How businesses can support LGBTI rights in countries that oppose them", 26 Sep 2017...

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29 September 2017

Global businesses can achieve social impact, better reputation & increase brand loyalty by including refugees, says report

Author: Cindy Huang et al., Center for Global Development (CGD)

"Global Business and Refugee Crises: A Framework for Sustainable Engagement," September 2017...

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29 September 2017

Tackling discrimination against LGBTI people: Standards of Conduct for Business

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

...The United Nations Human Rights Office has developed five Standards of Conduct to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people......

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Company non-response
11 September 2017

Fleifel did not respond to allegations re denying wages of migrant workers

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Fleifel to respond to allegations re failure to pay the salaries and allowances of migrant workers. Fleifel did not respond.

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