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30 April 2006

The price of sparkle is child slavery [India]

Author: Dan McDougall, Observer [UK]

...Manoj Kumar Singh of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front [says]...'...the popularity of these sparkling adornments sold on by the firm [Swarovski] has created a life of servitude, a living nightmare for tens of thousands of children who are forced...

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4 May 2006

[Swarovski response to Observer article entitled "The Price of Sparkle is Child Labor"

Author: Swarovski

A recent article published in the London Observer/Guardian titled “The Price of Sparkle is Child Labor” incorrectly implicated Swarovski in the illegal practice of child labor, an accusation which is not only totally untrue; it also goes against every...

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10 February 2010

NGO report highlights widespread health, labour abuses in global gemstone supply chain

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10 February 2010

[PDF] Rough Cut: Sustainability Issues in the Coloured Gemstone Industry

Author: E. de Haan, S. van der Wal, J. Cross, SOMO [Netherlands]

This report…outline[s] the social, environmental and economic issues present in the coloured gemstone supply chain…[T]he coloured gemstone trade can be linked to support terrorism and suppression in a number of countries…[T]here was a high reported...

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25 April 2011

European firms seize on Suu Kyi release to hunt profit in Burma

Author: Andrew Buncombe & Joseph Allchin, Independent [UK]

...Swarovski was among two dozen European companies that recently visited Burma on a controversial business trip...[The Austrian] embassy said [it] was an "economic fact-finding trip" and involved no contact with Burmese government officials...EU...

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2 May 2011

Swarovski Statement

Author: Swarovski

Recently, a representative from Swarovski participated, along with more than 20 other representatives of Austrian companies, in a delegation initiated by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO), an official body that aims to coordinate and...

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4 November 2016

Business leaders & environmental orgs. discuss what they hope to see at COP22 climate discussions

Author: Matt Mace & Luke Nicholls, edie

"COP22: Seven green business wishes for the Marrakesh climate talks," 4 Nov 2016...

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