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Weak Social Auditing an Obstacle to Improving Garment Sweatshops

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign, Published on: 2 November 2005

Social audits as they are currently carried out often fail to deliver as a tool for checking working conditions in facilities producing garments and sports shoes, research... by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) demonstrates. Researchers, drawing upon the input of 670 workers from 40 factories, found that social auditing falls short especially in relation to detecting violations of freedom of association, excessive and forced overtime and abusive treatment and discrimination of workers. [refers to KarstadtQuelle, Otto Versand, Littlewoods] [full report also refers to [refers to Wal-Mart, Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss, Reebok, C&A, Kingel, Derma Group, Spiegel, JC Penny, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), BCL, Saki, RCC, Warner Bros (part of Time Warner), Hatland, 6ixty8ight, No Romeo, Marie Melli, Onlingerie, Kellwood, Sears, Disney, ECCE, We, Oliver Grant, Rosner, John Adam, Baker Street, Kenzo, Givenchy, HOAL, La Redoute (part of Redcats, part of PPR), Pellestrom, J.D. Williams, La Blanche Porte, Venca, Neckermann, Mode & Preis, Zeeman, YDG International, DKNY, Just Perfect, Michael Kors, Debenhams]

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Related companies: KarstadtQuelle Littlewoods Warner Bros. (part of Time Warner)