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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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25 May 2020
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Author: Semana Sostenible

“Británicos no comprarían productos de Brasil que incentivan la deforestación” - 21 de mayo de 2020...

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Article
25 May 2020

Garment workers in Asia continue to struggle amid mass layoffs due to COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Thu Thu Aung, Ruma Paul, Poppy McPherson, Reuters, Business Insider (USA)

'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry, 18 May 2020...

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Article
23 May 2020

COVID-19 leaves thousands of garment workers in Asia jobless; retailers agree to pay instead of cancelling orders

Author: Reuters, South China Morning Post

"Coronavirus cuts a swathe through Asia's garment industry, leaving thousands out of work", 19 May 2020...

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Story
12 May 2020

Honduras: 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations report ongoing labour abuses, chemical exposure & union busting; Incl. company responses

In April 2020, International Labor Rights Forum, Fair World Project, and the International Union of Food Workers published a report alleging ongoing labour rights violations faced by 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations in Honduras since 2016....

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Article
12 May 2020

USA: Amazon says it's spending $4 billion this quarter on COVID-19 incl. worker protections like testing, right before workers plan to strike

Author: Julie Bort, Business Insider (USA)

USA: Amazon says it's spending $4 billion or more this quarter on COVID-19 including worker protections like testing, right before workers plan to strike, 30 April 2020...

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Company response
11 May 2020

Walmart's response

Author: Walmart

... Given our high expectations of our suppliers, we took these claims seriously when they were first raised to us and we continue to do so today.  We have coordinated directly with Fyffes, conducted multiple internal investigations at these facilities...

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Article
7 May 2020

Consumers file first wave of Covid-19 lawsuits against companies for damages

Author: Elaine Allaby, Wired (United Kingdom)

"Here comes the first wave of coronavirus lawsuits", 5 May 2020...

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Article
30 April 2020

USA: Estate of Walmart employee who died from COVID-19 sues company for failure to protect workers

Author: Daniel Wiessner, Reuters

"Estate of Walmart worker who died from COVID-19 sues for wrongful death," 7 Apr 2020...

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Report
22 April 2020

Fashion Transparency Index 2020 ranks fashion brands & retailers on social & environmental issues; Finds majority of brands lack transparency

Author: Fashion Transparency Index

"The Fashion Transparency Index 2020", April 2020...

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Article
9 April 2020

USA: Unions call for greater protections for grocery store workers in response to death of at least 4 employees due to COVID-19

Author: Ashley Collman, Business Insider (USA)

At least 4 grocery store employees across the US have died of the coronavirus. Their union is demanding sanitary working conditions, protective gear, and hazard pay for these essential workers., 7 April 2020...

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