Sumitomo Group

Headquarters in Japan

Sumitomo Group is one of Japan's keiretsu (large groups of companies with interlocking business relationships & shareholdings). For a full list of its member companies, see its website:

www.sumitomo.gr.jp/english/organizn/index.html

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30 August 2018
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27 May 2018

Philippines: Dept. of Labor releases list of labour-only contracting companies; food chain giant Jollibee tops list

Author: Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer

"Jollibee tops DOLE list of labor-only contracting companies" 28 May 2018...

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6 May 2018

Philippines: Group condemns violations & union busting after workers submit bargaining proposal to fruit exporting company

Author: Arniemee V. Nudalo, Davao Today

"Trade union violations revealed in fact-finding mission", 24 April 2018...

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6 October 2017

Brazil: Labour reform frustrates investors who hoped for more wages & rights cuts, say journalists

Author: Silas Martí, Folha de São Paulo (Brazil)

"Brazilian Labor Reform Disappoints American Investors", 5 October 2017...

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6 October 2017
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Author: Helena Borges, The Intercept Brasil (Brazil)

"Reforma trabalhista frustra investidores que esperavam mais reduções de salários e direitos",4 de Outubro de 2017...

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10 August 2017

Honduras: Fyffes granted extension to settle dispute over alleged labour abuses in melon plantations

Author: Joe Brennan, The Irish Times

Fyffes gets five more weeks from ethics body to fix Honduras dispute: Fruit firm linked to alleged worker exploitation in its Central American operations  ...

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10 August 2017

Honduras: Unions & NGOs denounce labour abusesat plantations of Fyffes (part of Sumitomo)

In 2016 and 2017, Unions and NGOs reported on labour abuses, including attacks to freedom of association, in melon plantations in Honduras. In April 2017, they reported an attack against Moisés Sánchez -Secretary General of the sub-section of the...

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Company response
17 May 2017

Sumitomo response

Author: Sumitomo Corporation

... SC understands that Fyffes has been taking appropriate actions towards these labor issues according to the laws and will continue deepening mutual understanding with the public officials and people involved through appropriate communications. SC...

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16 May 2017
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Author: Sumitomo

El Grupo Sumitomo completó la adquisición de Fyffes el 17 de febrero de 2017, por lo que Fyffes paso a ser una subsidiaria completamente parte de Grupo Sumitomo. Desde la finalización de la adquisición, Sumitomo comenzó y sigue en cercana comunicación...

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9 May 2017
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Sindicatos y ONG reportaron abusos laborales en las plantaciones de melón de Fyffes en Hondruas. En abril de 2017, se reportó un ataque contra Moisés Sánchez, Secretario general de la subseccional del Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria y...

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