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12 February 2018

UK: Equal pay lawsuit filed against Tesco over alleged underpayment of female workers

Author: Leigh Day

"Leigh Day launch £4bn equal pay claim against TESCO", 7 Feb 2018 ...

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7 February 2018

UK: Church investment fund says it will refuse to reelect directors at firms over gender & climate change concerns

Author: Angela Monaghan, The Guardian (UK)

The Church Investors Group has warned some of Britain’s biggest companies it intends to take a hard line on executive pay, gender diversity and climate change over the forthcoming annual meeting season. The group, which represents church organisations...

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7 February 2018

UK: Tesco faces record £4 bln equal pay claim, says law firm pursuing case

Author: Reuters

Supermarket group Tesco is facing a potential bill of up to 4 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) in a record equal pay claim involving mainly women workers at its British stores, according to the law firm pursuing the case....

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24 January 2018

Forced labour persists in the Thai fishing industry

Author: Emma Richards, Asian Correspondent

"Despite government commitments to reform the industry, forced labour and other rights abuses remain widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report said Tuesday...The report [...] found migrant workers from neighbouring...

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17 January 2018

Supermarkets refuse to share plastic footprint, says Guardian amid growing health concerns over plastic found in tap water

Author: Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor, The Guardian (UK)

As concern over the scale of unnecessary plastic waste grows, the Guardian asked Britain’s eight leading supermarkets to explain how much plastic packaging they sell to consumers and whether they would commit to a plastic-free aisle in their stores....

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10 January 2018

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

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20 December 2017

Ukraine, Serbia & Hungary: Report by Clean Clothes Campaign details poverty wages & poor working conditions in garment factories producing for global brands; incl. co responses

The report "Europe's Sweatshops" published by Clean Clothes Campaign documents poverty wages and poor working conditions in the garment and shoe industry throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The report is presented together with new country...

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Company response
19 December 2017

Response by Tesco

Author: Tesco

...Tesco is mentioned once in the Clean Clothes Campaign report ‘Made in Europe’ in a list of brands or retailers believed to be sourcing from Serbia (and there are no allegations made against Tesco or its suppliers).Tesco does not source any clothing...

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26 October 2017

Italy: Prosecutor names Mutti & Conserve Italia as benefiting from exploited workers in supply chains; incl. company statements

Author: Isabel Hunter & Lorenzo Di Pietro, Guardian (UK)

"The terrible truth about your tin of Italian tomatoes", 24 Oct 2017...

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3 October 2017

Consumer Goods Forum releases new booklet highlighting positive actions of businesses tackling forced labour in global supply chains

Author: Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has...published the 2nd edition of its Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet, highlighting the positive actions of CGF members as they tackle forced labour in their global supply chains. [Members of The Consumer...

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