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Where NZ [New Zealand] shops - the ethics

Author: Karen Chan, New Zealand Herald, Published on: 30 July 2005

Most major retailers appear to be turning a blind eye to the conditions their goods are made under. Just a handful of 20 major retailers surveyed by the Business Herald confirmed they had formal processes in place for checking whether suppliers met international standards for employer practices and working conditions, health and safety and environmental responsibility. [refers to Pumpkin Patch and The Warehouse as companies that do make efforts to monitor their supply chain; also refers to Briscoe, Smiths City, Noel Leeming, Progressive Enterprises (which owns Foodtown, Woolworths and Countdown chains), Foodstuffs, Bunnings Warehouse, Harvey Norman]

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Related companies: B&Q (part of Kingfisher) Briscoe Group Bunnings Warehouse Foodstuffs Harvey Norman Kingfisher Noel Leeming Progressive Enterprises (now Woolworths) Pumpkin Patch Smiths City Tesco Warehouse