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30 July 2014

General Mills is 1st major food company to commit to decrease emissions across operations & supply chain to reduce human impact on climate change

Author: Marc Gunther, Guardian Sustainable Business

“General Mills joins climate change fight and requires pledges from suppliers too” - 28 July 2014 ...

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift

This research was conducted to inform understanding of how companies currently report on their human rights performance, and how this maps against the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The research reviewed corporate disclosure of...

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27 November 2013

Report examines 28 shoe companies' policies, practices & transparency on efforts to address child labour in supply chains

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27 November 2013

[PDF] Working on the Right Shoes - Progress made in addressing child labour and other labour rights by 28 footwear companies since June 2012

Author: Stop Child Labour

The report ‘Working on the Right Shoes’ of ‘Stop Child Labour – School is the best place to work’ (SCL) gives an overview of the progress made in addressing child labour and other labour rights in the leather footwear sector. It focuses on what has...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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1 August 2013

[PDF] From Audit to Innovation: Advancing Human Rights in Global Supply Chains

Author: Shift

Leading brands and retailers have, for several decades, recognized the need to address adverse social and labor conditions within their supply chains. The global convergence around the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights has reaffirmed...

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23 July 2013

Letter to House and Senate Members

Author: Signed by: Daniel Duty, Vice President, Global Affairs, Target; Jay Jorgensen, Senior Vice President, Global Chief Compliance Officer, Wal-Mart Stores; Thomas A. Nelson, Vice President, Global Product Procurement, VF Corporation; Bobbi Silten, Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility, Gap Inc & President, Gap Foundation

Under the guidance of former U.S. Senators George J. Mitchell and Olympia Snowe, and with the help of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a group of North American retailers, industry associations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have come...

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27 June 2013

U.S. Retailers Near Pact on Bangladesh Factory Safety [Bangladesh]

Author: Suzanne Kapner, Wall Street Journal

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Gap Inc. and other large U.S. retailers are nearing an agreement to establish a $50 million, five-year fund to improve safety conditions in Bangladesh garment factories..The $50 million fund, a critical component of the deal, is...

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1 May 2013

Respect for children’s rights brings business benefits

Author: David Carlsson, Enact

Accusations of taking advantage of child labour pose very serious reputational risks for companies...This has, however, also resulted in a generally narrow understanding of the relationship between companies and children’s rights...[T]he Children’s...

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