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13 August 2015

"Monitoring working conditions at factories won’t stop future tragedies", say Sanchita Saxena & Sarah Labowitz

Author: Sanchita Saxena, Institute for South Asia Studies at Univ. of California-Berkeley, and Sarah Labowitz, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights (USA), in Globe & Mail (Canada)

"Monitoring working conditions at factories won’t stop future tragedies", 10 Aug 2015...

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12 August 2015

India: The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet

Author: Adam Matthews, Newsweek

At first glance, Tirupur, aka “Knit City,” appears to be an exemplar of how globalization can improve the developing world...The garment industry here in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu earns billions of dollars annually, employs about a half...

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11 August 2015

"The rise of public advocacy in business" - examples of companies speaking out on human rights & sustainability issues

Author: Martin Wright, Green Futures Magazine, in Guardian (UK)

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2 August 2015

Where Did You Get That Dress?: Bangladesh Two Years on From Rana Plaza

Author: Shannon K. O'Neil, Council on Foreign Relations

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza factory...collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh...Rana Plaza highlights both the best and the worst of what globalization and global supply chains bring to developing countries...This trade has helped fundamentally change...

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10 July 2015
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Am 29. Juni 2015 die Regierung von Myanmar einen Mindestlohn von US $ 3.20 pro Tag angekündigt. Dies war das Ergebnis von einem Jahr der Konsultationen zwischen Gewerkschaften , Regierung und Arbeitgeber. Beide Gewerkschaften - einschließlich des...

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8 July 2015

H&M response on minimum wage in Myanmar

Author: H&M

H&M has met with the Ministry of Labor in Myanmar and expressed our expectations about set minimum wage levels and annual review mechanisms to ensure that workers receive a fair wage. Together with Gap Inc and N Brown Group plc, we have sent a...

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6 July 2015

Coca-Cola far ahead of other companies in human rights disclosure, commentary by Vicky Bowman of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business

Author: Vicky Bowman, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business

"New reports under the State Department’s Burma reporting requirements underline the importance of thorough due diligence", 3 July 2015...

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17 June 2015
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Author: Mauricio Lazala et Joe Bardwell, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme, dans Open Global Rights

... Les entreprises peuvent être un interlocuteur très important dans la protection des populations vulnérables dans les pays répressifs, en particulier là où les violations qui ont lieu sont en lien avec leur secteur d’activité et quand de grands...

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17 June 2015

“What human rights?” Why some companies speak out while others don’t

Author: Mauricio Lazala & Joe Bardwell, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre on Open Global Rights

... Companies can be a powerful voice in the protection of the vulnerable in repressive countries, particularly where abuses are taking place linked to their industry and when they are major investors. Unfortunately, many companies remain unwilling to...

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2 June 2015
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Author: Handelsverband Deutschland

Die Spitzenverbände von Handel und Industrie sowie führende Unterneh­men der Textilwirtschaft haben heute ihren Beitritt zum „Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien“ erklärt. Sie wollen gemeinsam mit der Bundesregierung und Vertretern der Zivilgesellschaft...

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