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5 June 2017

China: Activist investigating manufacturer for Ivanka Trump & other brands detained; firm denies allegations

On 30 May 2017, the Associated Press reported that Hua Haifeng, an investigator for China Labor Watch, had been arrested on a charge of illegal surveillance. His two colleagues Li Zhao and Su Heng were feared to have also been detained. They were...

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23 April 2016

Alliance for Bangladesh Workers Safety

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) is a legally binding, five-year commitment to improve safety in Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) factories. The Alliance was organized in 2013 through the Bipartisan Policy Center with...

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10 November 2015

Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) ranks 100 brands on environmental supply chain performance in China

On October 22, 2015, the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) released its ranking of 100 brands on their environmental supply chain performance in China. 

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24 April 2015

Investor Letters Urging Further Action on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

Author: Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility

On the second anniverary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, in April of 2015, a coalition of global investors representing $2.5 trillion in assets sent letters to corporate members of the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety (Accord)...

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18 February 2014

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...

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11 July 2013

Case profile: U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuits against American retail apparel companies and Saipan-based garment factories over allegations of unlawful conspiracies regarding involuntary servitude and criminal peonage.]

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8 May 2013

AFL-CIO report on failures of social audits & certification at protecting workers rights - 2013

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 23 April 2013 the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) released a report called "Responsibility Outsourced". AFL-CIO says that this report "digs underneath the façade of social auditing and certification...

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Company response
1 May 2013

Response by Jones Group: AFL-CIO report "Responsibility Outsourced" raises several serious labour rights concerns including anti-union actions, harms to workers' health, harassment at audited & certified factories.

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12 April 2013

Export Digest: Better Work Practices in Lesotho Garment Factories

Author: Cos Mamhunze, on Southern Africa Trade Hub, US Agency for International Development

...Lesotho's apparel sector...is key to the national economy...Better Work Lesotho...is working with garment and footwear factories...to improve their compliance with labour standards and promote their competitiveness...[It] is funded by the United...

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12 March 2012
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Author: AFP

Les géants mondiaux de la confection Puma, Gap et H&M ont réclamé aux autorités cambodgiennes une enquête sur un incident dont le principal suspect est un gouverneur, et au cours duquel des ouvriers ont été blessés par balle lors d'une...

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