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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

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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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12 August 2019

Calls for major reforms to UK Modern Slavery Act & mandatory due diligence growing, Ethical Corporation reports

Author: Katherine Steiner-Dicks, Ethical Corporation

"‘We know most global companies have modern slavery in their supply chains’", 6 Aug 2019...

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5 August 2019
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Author: AFP

« Malgré les tueries dans ses magasins, Walmart continuera de vendre des armes », 4 août 2019...

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5 August 2019
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Author: Holger Hembach, CSR News

Um zu erreichen, dass die Ware und die Unternehmen die Kriterien auch wirklich erfüllen, soll der Grüne Knopf als Gewährleistungsmarke geschützt werden. Eine Gewährleistungsmarke garantiert bestimmte Eigenschaften von Waren und Dienstleistungen. Bei...

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2 August 2019

Charity & police break up UK's largest modern slavery ring; victims worked in farms allegedly supplying UK retailers & supermarkets

In July 2019, the largest-ever modern slavery ring uncovered in the UK has been broken up following a three-year investigation into its activities. Investigators found some of its 400 victims worked for as little as 50p a day, working on farms, rubbish...

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24 July 2019

Chile: Walmart workers end six-day strike after demands for wage increase & benefits met

Author: Ceren Sagir, People's World

"Walmart workers in Chile win pay raise after six-day strike", 19 July 2019...

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12 July 2019

Chile: Walmart workers strike after failed wage negotiations

Author: Dave Sherwood, Thomson Reuters

"Workers at Chilean Walmart retailers strike over wages", 10 July 2019...

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3 July 2019

Oxfam releases 2nd scoring of US & European supermarkets’ global food supply chains

Oxfam has assessed 16 large supermarkets across the US and Europe on their policies and practices in their food supply chains. The supermarkets were assessed on publicly disclosed policies and practices in four key areas: supply chain transparency;...

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