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16 July 2014

Business & human rights discussion needs to focus more on women's rights, says report

Author: Ama Marston, Marston Consulting

"Women, Business and Human Rights: A background paper for the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice", 7 Mar 2014 ...

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27 May 2014

Garment workers model the brands

Author: Marta Kasztelan, Ruom (Cambodia)

…[W]omen and men employed in Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry donned the very items they labour to produce as they took part in…[the] “Beautiful Clothes, Ugly Reality” fashion Show...[The] models...carried signs…asking for the retraction of...

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1 May 2014

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre releases its second Eastern Europe & Central Asia regional briefing

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift

This research was conducted to inform understanding of how companies currently report on their human rights performance, and how this maps against the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The research reviewed corporate disclosure of...

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Workers & minorities bear the brunt of abuse - Business & human rights in Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing provides an update about businesses’ impacts on human rights in Eastern Europe &...

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15 April 2014

China's Yue Yuen shoe factory workers in large strike

Author: BBC

Thousands of workers at a major shoe factory in China, which supplies brands including Nike and Adidas, are striking over social security payments. Workers at the Yue Yuen factory, in the southern industrial hub Dongguan, are demanding better social...

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15 April 2014

China: 1000s of workers strike at Yue Yuen shoe factory

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Company response
14 February 2014

Response from Nike to policy brief on the garment industry by Cambodia Center for Human Rights

Author: Greg Rossiter, Nike

...After the incidents, we immediately began working with BFC [Better Factories Cambodia] and the Sabrina factory to verify the facts related to the protests. We conveyed our concerns directly to the Cambodian government about the need for worker...

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Article
31 January 2014

Burberry Commits to Phasing Out Toxic Chemicals from Supply Chain

Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman, TriplePundit

Burberry Group...announced its commitment...to removing all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by Jan...2020. To achieve this goal, Burberry will set up “mechanisms for disclosure and transparency” for the hazardous chemicals used in its supply...

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23 January 2014

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change [USA]

Author: Coral Davenport, New York Times (USA)

[Recently] Coca-Cola...has embraced the idea of climate change as an economically disruptive force...Coke reflects a growing view among American business leaders and mainstream economists who see global warming as a force that contributes to lower...

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