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14 October 2019

UK: New Look explains why it is working with supplier it blacklisted in 2017 following exposé revealing unauthorised subcontracting & workers paid below minimum wage

Author: Tom Pegden, Leicester Mercury

"Why New Look is using Leicester supplier it dropped in 2017 following undercover Channel 4 exposé", 13 October 2019...

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Story
2 October 2019

Social audit industry criticised for protecting brands' reputations while failing to protect garment worker safety & improve working conditions; Includes auditing company responses

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Company response
1 October 2019

ELEVATE's response

Author: ELEVATE

... On 19 September, just-style.com... included commentary from... “ELEVATE CEO Ian Spaulding: ‘As the report indicates, ELEVATE has championed the 'beyond audit' model which addresses the shortfalls of programmes that focus only on conventional audits...

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  • This is a response from the following companies: ELEVATE
Company response
1 October 2019

RINA's response

Author: RINA

Reference is made to your message dated 24 September 2019....

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Company response
30 September 2019

ALGI's response

Author: ALGI

... We would like to clarify some errors and make some observations about the case that we believe can strengthen your understanding of the case......

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  • This is a response from the following companies: ALGI
Company non-response
29 September 2019

Bureau Veritas did not respond

Author: Bureau Veritas

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Company non-response
29 September 2019

SGS did not respond

Author: SGS

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Company non-response
29 September 2019

TÜV Rheinland did not respond

Author: TÜV Rheinland

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Article
20 September 2019

Commentary: Recognising corporate watchdogs as an integral part of ethical outsourcing could help improve current auditing system

Author: Peter Bengtsen, Le Monde diplomatique

"Mica mining, why watchdogs count", April 2019...

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Story
13 September 2019

UK: Labour group demands school uniform supplier Trutex release supplier list for greater transparency; Trutex responds to petition

In July 2019, Labour Behind the Label launched a petition, demanding that school uniform supplier Trutex publish a list of the factories they source from. The labour group argues that while Trutex promises a commitment to ethical production on its web...

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