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18 December 2018

China: minorities detained in internment camps reportedly subject to forced labour in factory linked to US sportswear brand

An investigation by the Associated Press published in December 2018 linked US sportswear brand Badger Sport to a factory inside an internment camp in Xinjiang, China, where Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities are allegedly being subject to forced...

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28 September 2018

USA: #VoteTogether campaign calls on cos. to encourage & support voting

Author: Sara Weinstein & Sarah Gwilliam, Civic Nation in Forbes (USA)

"More Businesses Are Encouraging Voting. Here's How You Can, Too.", 26 Sep 2018...

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24 September 2018

USA: Former Microsoft executive argues for cos. to urgently act to advance opportunity for all, in time of deep distress

Author: Jeff Raikes (Raikes Foundation & former Microsoft)

"We Need Corporate America in the Fight for Justice", 05 Sep 2018...

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10 July 2018
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Author: Petra Sorge, TAZ

„Die Zielvorgaben sind kaum zu schaffen“, sagt [...] ein Mitarbeiter der Adidas-Zulieferfabrik Bay Island in San Pedro Sula, Honduras... Adidas selbst erklärt, es unterhalte „keine direkte vertragliche Beziehung mit Bay Island“, sondern nur...

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14 June 2018

Major World Cup sponsors, adidas & Nike, accused of paying "poverty wages" to women workers in their supply chains

  A new report by Éthique sur l’étiquette and Clean Clothes Campaign, "Foul Play", accuses adidas and Nike, major sponsors of the 2018 World Cup, of paying poverty wages to the thousands of women in their supply chain that sew the football shirts and ...

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8 April 2018

Palestinian civil society welcomes end of partnership between adidas and Israel Football Association

In March 2018, 130 Palestinian football clubs urged adidas to end its sponsorship agreement due to the Israel Football Association's (IFA) complicity in violations of international law. According to the letter, “[t]he IFA sponsors football matches in...

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31 March 2018

adidas responded to human rights concerns regarding its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association

Author: adidas

Fundamentally, adidas acts in a politically neutral way. We equip teams with sportswear, athletic footwear and equipment for one goal: to promote sports and to be associated with sports. adidas holds outfitting contracts with several national teams in...

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23 March 2018
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Author: ComunicaRSE

“ONG presenta queja contra Adidas ante la OCDE por violaciones a los DDHH” – 21 de marzo de 2018...

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16 March 2018

CEOs & corporations expected to increasingly quickly figure out where they stand on issues of the day

Author: Aaron K. Chatterji, New York Times (USA)

"Our Newest Culture Warriors: Activist C.E.O.s," 2 Mar 2018...

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7 March 2018

Dick's Sporting Goods co. statement turns a page in CEO activism by making explicit call for gun legislation

Author: Jena McGregor, The Washington Post (USA)

"Dick’s Sporting Goods took a stand on gun sales — and made a big statement," 06 Mar 2018...

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