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22 October 2019
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En octobre 2019, Oxfam a publié un rapport dénonçant des abus des droits de travailleurs impliqués dans les chaînes d'approvisionnement de certains supermarchés internationaux. La recherche de l'ONG s'est concentrée sur la production du thé et de...

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21 October 2019

Oxfam reveals poverty pay, harsh working conditions & gender discrimination in intl. supermarkets' food supply chains; Includes company responses

Oxfam has released new research, which included in-depth interviews with workers in India and Brazil and a survey of workers in five other countries, revealing widespread labour rights allegations - including poverty pay, harsh working conditions, and...

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Article
21 October 2019

Walmart's response

Author: Walmart

We believe in promoting shared value through our business operations and that includes supporting our suppliers and advocating for workers in the supply chain.  We appreciate the Oxfam research and report, which sheds light on important issues...

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12 October 2019

Walmart did not respond

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7 October 2019

UK supermarkets admit they cannot guarantee their supply chains are free of soya linked to deforestation despite commitments made

Author: Anna Sophie Gross, Uki Goñi and Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian

"Tesco and M&S likely to have soya linked to deforestation in supply chains", 5 Oct 2019...

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16 September 2019

Gun companies are not exempt from responsibility to respect human rights, investors say

Author: Investor Alliance for Human Rights

Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Investor Alliance for Human Rights announced that they are calling on fellow shareholders in gun maker American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) to support a proposal requesting the...

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5 September 2019

USA: Walmart to discontinue handgun ammunition sales following civil society pressure after El Paso attack

On August 3, 2019, a man killed 22 people and injured another 24 people with an assualt rifle in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. The perpetrator drove about 11 hours from his home in Allen, Texas to the Walmart in El Paso to commit the attack. In...

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30 August 2019

New ‘industry-driven’ building safety initiative launched in India & Vietnam to promote garment worker safety meets criticism for ignoring ‘vital lessons from the past'

In August 2019, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) launched the Life and Building Safety Initiative (LABS) programme in Vietnam and India, which aims to promote safe working conditions in apparel and footwear industries. It is now set to expand to...

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23 August 2019

Response from Walmart

Author: Walmart

... We’re also thinking through the broader issues related to gun violence and things we should do to help create safer communities......

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20 August 2019

Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders

On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...

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