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KnowTheChain assessed 39 of the largest publicly listed companies in the paper and forestry and home furnishing retail sectors on their efforts to address forced labour risks in their supply chains, based on publicly disclosed information. The findings...
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USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers
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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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...
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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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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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...
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...
- Related in-depth areas: Maritime Industry
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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...