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17 October 2010

Alianza Fashion: A Test Case for the Guatemalan Government & the Office of the United States Trade Representative

Author: National Labor Committee [US]

Alianza Fashion in Guatemala, with 1,350 workers, sews garments for Briggs New York [for Kellwood], Sag Harbor [for Kellwood], Fashion Bug [for Charming Shoppes], Alfani and JM Collection [for Macy’s]. Forced overtime...[is] the norm...Workers are...

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17 March 2009

[PDF] Letter regarding Nicotex [Guatemala]

Author: Charming Shoppes

...we take...allegations [such as those in the National Labor Committee report] seriously, and are thoroughly investigating the situation...[We] do not intend to continue using the factory unless the issues raised in the NLC report and confirmed...

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30 August 2007

New WRAP Mandate Expands Factory Certification Beyond Apparel - Comprehensive Approach to Global Manufacturing Standards to Improve Labor Conditions

Author: WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production)

The Board of Directors for Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production (WRAP) today announced a change in the name of the organization to Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production....reflect[ing] the organization's increasing involvement with diverse...

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23 March 2007

[PDF] Clean Clothes Campaign letter to John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on business & human rights

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

...the International Secretariat of the Clean Clothes Campaign wishes to offer several suggestions and an initial response to your report, in particular where it concerns the work undertaken by TNCs to improve labour conditions in supply chains...It...

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23 February 2007

Ethical Sourcing Forum North America

Author: Intertek

Philadelphia, USA 19-20 April 2007... The Ethical Sourcing Forum North America 2007 delivers a dynamic exchange of ideas, new strategies and best practices to address the latest social and environmental challenges facing global supply chain...

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11 December 2006

[PDF] Business Recognition of Human Rights: Global Patterns, Regional & Sectoral Variations

Author: Michael Wright & Amy Lehr, research fellows, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government., Kennedy School of Government., Harvard University, under direction of UN Special Representative John Ruggie

A key indicator of [social expectations and moral obligations regarding companies and human rights] consists of the human rights standards that business itself adopts, triggered by its assessment of human rights-related risks and opportunities in the...

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26 October 2006

Hanesbrands website: "Our values"

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23 October 2006

Write a Letter to Hanes, Wal-Mart, Puma and J.C. Penney - More than 100 Child Workers Fired from Harvest Rich [Bangladesh]

Author: National Labor Committee [US-based NGO]

After threatening to sue the National Labor Committee and after stating that Harvest Rich was “free of child labor,” that “adhering to company policy, we do not employ anyone below 18” and that “Harvest Rich Ltd. has a...valid WRAP Certification”...,...

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13 October 2006

[DOC] Response of Nautica/VF Corporation to report raising concerns about working conditions at supplier factory in Jordan

Author: Nautica/VF Corporation

On behalf of Nautica and VF Corporation I would like to respond...regarding the NLC report on Atateks Foreign Trade facility in Jordan...Back in September 2005 Nautica approached Atateks as a potential supplier. When we contacted the factory to...

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3 October 2006
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Author: Akilesh Roopun, L'Express (Port Louis, Maurice)

La Mauritius Export Processing Zone Association (Mepza) a organisé jeudi dernier au Domaine Les Pailles une conférence sur le thème "Mauritius as a socially compliant country". Rajesh Jeetah, le ministre de l'Industrie, a évoqué l'encadrement de l'Etat...

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