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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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Jordan’s garment sector is booming, driven by a free trade agreement with the United States and cheap migrant labour from South and Southeast Asia. Historically the situation of these vulnerable workers has been dire and although there have been some ...
Author: Oxfam America (US)
"Corporations Increasingly Vocal on Social Issues but Still Mostly Lobbying for Lower Taxes" 12 Apr 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: CEO activism and other positive business initiatives to protect civic freedoms
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"Big Brands From Banks to Casinos Unite to Fight Slavery in Asia," 16 January 2018...
Norwegian wealth fund launches network to improve children's rights in garment industry; H&M, Kering & VF Corp among cos to have joined
Author: Mikael Holter, Business of Fashion
"Top Fashion Companies Come Together to Improve Children’s Rights", 24 Nov 2017...
Author: Science Based Targets (USA)
18 Sept 2017[At the 2017 Climate Week in New York] six top apparel companies announced that they are joining the Science Based Targets initiative. Gap Inc., Nike Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., Guess, Eileen Fisher and VF Corporation committed to set...
Business human rights responsibility for refugees & migrant workers: Turning policies into practice in the Middle East
Author: Samentha Goethals, Joseph Bardwell, Mariam Bhacker, & Bahaa Ezzelarab, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Business & Human Rights Journal
...Our focus in this piece is to consider how companies have been implementing their human rights responsibility to address the risks and challenges faced by refugees and migrant workers in the Middle East, a region that is currently experiencing...
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KnowTheChain case study: How are footwear companies and luxury clothing brands tackling forced labour risks in their leather supply chains?
This case study assesses how a sample of five footwear companies and five luxury clothing brands address forced labour risks across their leather supply chains....
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