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6 September 2017

UK: John Lewis & Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns in India

Author: Kate Hodal & Peter Bengtsen, Guardian (UK)

"John Lewis and Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns," 3 September 2017...

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22 June 2017

New laws & public opinion can help fight modern slavery, but companies should be more proactive in self-reporting

Author: Lindsay Fortado, Financial Times (UK)

Forced labour was once a niche human rights matter for large companies but it has moved to the forefront of corporate concerns with the introduction of the UK's Modern Slavery Act. ... While the law is often criticised for lacking teeth... it has...

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12 June 2017

Briefing: Modern slavery reporting: Weak and notable practice

Author: CORE, Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre


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15 November 2016

UK: Lego ends advertising with Daily Mail after calls for companies to "Stop Funding Hate"

Author: Ben Kentish, Independent (UK)

Lego will stop advertising its products in the Daily Mail, following a public campaign calling on big companies to drop adverts from newspapers accused of promoting “hatred, discrimination and demonisation”, the company has announced. The Danish firm,...

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19 October 2016

UK: Complaint to HM Revenue & Customs filed against Hermes for allegedly paying couriers below living wage

Author: Robert Booth, Guardian (UK)

"Delivery giant Hermes faces HMRC inquiry into low pay allegations", 20 October 2016...

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22 April 2016

UK: Factory owner supplying Next & John Lewis convicted for trafficking workers from Hungary

Author: Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK)

"Slave workforce: Kozee Sleep bed factory owner Mohammed Rafiq jailed for people trafficking after forcing Hungarians to live in squalor and work 80 hour weeks for £10", 12 Feb 2016...

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15 January 2016

Report says supply chain audits fail to detect abuse & preserve the status quo

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10 June 2015

80 companies call on British Prime Minister David Cameron to take stronger climate action

Author: Adam Vaughan, Guardian (UK)

"British companies call on David Cameron to take stronger climate action",...

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17 March 2015

UK: Not a single high street retail chain will commit to pay living wage, investigation finds

Author: James Moore, Independent (UK)

Retailers have come under fire after investigations by The Independent revealed that not a single high street retail chain has guaranteed staff the living wage. Last week National Express became the first transport company to become an accredited UK...

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14 January 2014

UK retailer refuses to shun occupation profiteer SodaStream (Israel & Palestine)

Author: Amena Saleem, Electronic Intifada

John Lewis Partnership...[John Lewis & Waitrose] is a major carrier of SodaStream...which has its main factory in the Mishor Adumim industrial sector of the illegal Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim. In 2013, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK....

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