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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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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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9 September 2019

Bangladesh: Union alleges 700+ garment workers dismissed from factory producing for C&A, H&M & Benetton were targeted for union activities; Incl. co. responses

Photo credit: Tareq Salahuddin CC BY 2.0 In August 2019, 701 garment workers at SF Denim Apparels (SF Denim) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, were fired en masse after the factory - which produces for  Benetton, C&A and H&M - cited a shortage of orders f...

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9 September 2019

India: Report finds business practices of major apparel brands are 'undermining' progress on eradicating labour exploitation in garment supply chains

Author: Andrew Crane, Vivek Soundararajan, Michael Bloomfield, Laura J. Spence & Genevieve LeBaron

"Top fashion brands’ business practices are undermining progress on ending garment worker exploitation, reveals new report", 4 September 2019...

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20 August 2019

Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders

On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...

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20 August 2019

USA: Ex-employees sue Jones Day law firm over allegedly discriminatory parental leave policy; incl. company statement

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5 August 2019

UK: Boohoo CEO explains steps being taken to protect factory workers' labour rights & denies contributing to negative impacts of fast fashion

Author: Tom Pegden, LeicestershireLive

"Boohoo boss John Lyttle explains what they are doing to help workers in its Leicester suppliers", 5 August 2019...

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2 August 2019
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Bei dem verheerenden Dammbruch in einer Eisenerzmine in der Nähe der brasilianischen Stadt Brumadinho wurden am 25. Januar 2019 mindestens 240 Menschen getötet. Eine Schlammlawine hatte Teile der Anlage und benachbarte Siedlungen erfasst. Wie es zum B...

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2 August 2019

Tüv Süd responds to allegations it is failing to cooperate with investigators looking into Brazil dam collapse

A prosecutor and lawmaker looking into the Brumadinho dam collapse have alleged Tüv Süd is failing to co-operate with their inquiries. Tüv Süd had approved the dam before it burst on 25 January 2019 killing over 245 people. As reported by the BBC,...

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24 July 2019

Commentary: Brands are abandoning Fair Trade in favour of in-house certification schemes

Author: Samanth Subramanian, The Guardian

"Is fair trade finished?", 23 July 2019 ...

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