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UK appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against Unilever over 2007 post-election attacks at tea plantation in Kenya
Author: Ian Jones, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
"Court of Appeal upholds AAA v Unilever judgment, declining to allow parent company liability claim", 9 July 2018...
Author: Traidcraft Exchange
Many British blends include tea from Assam, where people get poverty wages, are scared to speak up and have no way out. The big British brands know this but aren’t doing enough to challenge it....
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- Related companies: Associated British Foods Clipper Holdings PG Tips (part of Unilever) Tata Tea (part of Tata Group) Taylors of Harrogate (part of Bettys & Taylors Group) Tetley (part of Tata Tea) Twinings (part of Associated British Foods) Typhoo Unilever
In June 2018 Yorkshire Tea (part of Taylors of Harrogate) became the first major UK tea brand to publish its supplier list. The brand made the move following the "Who picked my tea?" campaign by Tradcraft Exchange. "Who picked my tea?" challenges th...
Report by Chartered Institute of Building analyses UK construction industry's response to Modern Slavery Act
Author: Emma Crates, The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Construction and the Modern Slavery Act: Tackling exploitation in the UK, May 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: Modern slavery
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Author: Hannah Fernandez, Eco-Business
American ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with climate activism group 350.org Australia to launch a campaign to freeze fossil fuels investments, by encouraging Australians to lobby their local governing bodies to ensure that none of its...
In 2017, CHRB launched the first Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, a landmark assessment of the largest public companies in the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries. In 2018, CHRB will be releasing the follow up benchmark and...
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NGOs urge Unilever to redress harm to survivors of 2007 post-election attacks at tea plantation in Kenya; company responds
Four human rights organizations sent a letter to Unilever PLC’s CEO, Paul Polman, asking to reconsider the way the company is dealing with a case brought in the UK court by the survivors of post-election attacks at one of its tea plantations in Kenya...
Author: Unilever Group
UNILEVER GROUP REPLY TO LETTER DATED 19/04/2018 FROM REDRESS, CORE, ACCA AND KITUO CHA KERIA ALLEGING HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY INCONSISTENCY...
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- This is a response from the following companies: Unilever
Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)
« Primark, Ferrero, Unilever... De grandes entreprises acceptent d'être transparentes sur leur chaîne d'approvisionnement », 9 avril 2018...