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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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1 November 2012

Over 100 Powerhouse Apparel Brands and Companies Have Signed the Cotton Pledge [Uzbekistan]

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

Responsible Sourcing Network...surpassed 100 signatories to the RSN Cotton Pledge...The growing number of...brands and retailers publicly committing to avoid Uzbek cotton communicates to the Government of Uzbekistan that the apparel industry does not...

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19 November 2010

Wages, conditions improve as workers in China form unions

Author: Kathy Chu and Michelle Yun, USA Today

…Lan Yimin represents the new generation of Chinese factory workers…While she's following in her parents' footsteps on the assembly line, unlike them, she's less willing to…toil away for meager pay and benefits. She has more job options and better...

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4 October 2010

Workplace Equality Takes Center Stage with Record Number of Companies Rated in HRC’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index

Author: Human Rights Campaign

A record 844 American companies and law firms have been rated as part of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a survey that assesses American workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality....

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1 November 2009

Study of all sectors, regions finds supply chain labour & human rights policies are "becoming the norm" for large companies

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Benchmarking Corporate Policies on Labor and Human Rights in Global Supply Chains

Author: Aaron Bernstein, Pensions & Capital Stewardship Project, Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School [USA]; Christopher Greenwald, ASSET4 [Switzerland]

This paper offers an initial building block required for the development of social factor investment analysis. Using ASSET4 data on 2,508 global corporations, we benchmark public LHR policies relating to global supply chains... The goal is to build...

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27 November 2006

Secrets, Lies and Sweatshops [China]

Author: Dexter Roberts & Pete Engardio, with Aaron Bernstein, Stanley Holmes, Xiang Ji, Business Week

...[M]ajor American retailers and name brands have answered accusations that they exploit "sweatshop" labor with elaborate codes of conduct and on-site monitoring. But in China many factories have just gotten better at concealing abuses. Internal...

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17 November 2003

Major Companies Announce ‘Clean Cargo’ Performance Survey

Author: GreenBiz.com

More than a dozen manufacturers, retailers, and shipping companies have announced the Clean Cargo Environmental Performance Survey for shippers to gauge their carriers’ environmental management performance and address the environmental impacts of their...

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24 October 2001

Crate & Barrel, Jos. A Bank, and Phillips-Van Heusen Announce Ban on Burma Buys

Author: Free Burma Coalition

Three major U.S. companies have implemented bans on buying and retailing products from Burma on account of rampant human rights abuses by the country's ruling military regime. Crate and Barrel, Jos. A Bank, and Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) informed the...

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20 September 2001

Basket Case: Pottery Barn Backs Out of Burma

Author: Global Exchange

20th Company in 14 Months to Cut Business Ties Reveals Burma is "New South Africa" - Pottery Barn, a home furnishings store owned by San Francisco-based Williams Sonoma company has announced to the Free Burma Coalition (FBC) that the company has broken...

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