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1 January 2017

Bangladesh: Garment brands contribute to low wages, long working hours & child labour alleges report

Author: Martje Theuws, Virginia Sandjojo & Emma Vogt (SOMO)

Garment workers work extremely long hours in order to meet a standard of living that provides only the bare necessities of life...  In addition to low wages, long working hours also have a detrimental impact on garment workers’ children... Thi...

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4 February 2017

Crackdown on Bangladeshi Garment Workers Following Wildcat Strikes

Author: Anjali Kamat, Investigative Fund

At least 24 garment workers and labor leaders in Bangladesh remain in police custody without bail today, more than a month after being arrested during a spontaneous wave of walkouts by thousands of workers at factories in the industrial hub of Ashulia...

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Article
8 March 2017

Clothing company VF to adopt responsible sourcing policy for wood pulp to tackle deforestation & human rights issues in supply chain

Author: Ellen Wulfhorst, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Apparel titan VF Corp tackles deforestation & human rights issues in supply chain", 27 Feb 2017...

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Article
13 March 2017

Marks & Spencer leads new benchmark on human rights performance

Author: Michelle Russell, Just Style (UK)

“Marks & Spencer tops human rights benchmark”, 13 Mar 2017...

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Article
14 March 2017

Ranking reveals best and worst company performance on living wage, working hours & women's rights

Author: Saxon Norgard, RightsInfo (UK)

"Top Companies Ranked by Respect for Human Rights", 14 Mar 2017...

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Report
15 March 2017

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report 2017

Author: Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Limited (CHRB Ltd)

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report was released 13 Mar 17....

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Article
23 March 2017

Western brands respond to report on Bangladesh tanneries

Author: Associated Press

Leather made with child labor and under dangerous, polluted conditions in Bangladesh went to factories that produced goods for major U.S. and European shoe and handbag brands and companies, according to a report released Friday by New York-based...

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27 March 2017

Outreach to footwear and luxury goods companies on forced labor risks in leather sourcing

Author: KnowTheChain

KnowTheChain's apparel sector benchmark found very limited information on how companies address forced labour risks in their leather supply chain. In order to understand how companies’ headquarter level policies and processes are implemented in lower...

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28 March 2017

Bangladesh: Unsafe work conditions and child labour reported in tanneries supplying leather to western brands, companies respond

A report by Transparentem, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains, allege that hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries employing child labour supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands. The report...

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Article
23 April 2017

Commentary: Timeline of changes to improve worker & factory safety since Rana Plaza collapse

Author: Michelle Russell & Ben Wright, just-style (UK)

 “Rana Plaza four years on – Timelines of change”, 21 Apr 2017...

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