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21 June 2017

Starbucks to hire 2,500 refugees in its European coffee shops despite backlash

Author: Sara Spary, BuzzFeed

"Starbucks Will Hire 2,500 Refugees To Work In Its European Coffee Shops Despite Backlash", 20 Jun 2017...

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19 June 2017

UK: Companies’ failure to prevent human rights abuses by subsidiaries or suppliers should be a criminal offence says Parliament committee

Author: Katherine Tyler & Sophia Kerridge, Kingsley Napley, in Law Society Gazette (UK)

"Climate Change on Corporate Behaviour", 19 Jun 2017...

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16 June 2017

UK: Blog addresses London Grenfell Tower Fire from business & human rights angle

Author: Anna Dannreuther for RightsInfo (UK)

...KCTMO is a private company registered in England and Wales. The building’s architects, renovators, and contractors, are also all “business enterprises” for the purposes of the UNGPs, and they therefore must respect each and every one of the rights...

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15 June 2017

UK: BAE systems allegedly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes with dubious human rights conduct

Author: The Guardian

BAE, Britain’s biggest arms company, secretly sold mass surveillance technology to six Middle Eastern governments that have been criticised for repressing their citizens, the BBC has reported. The sophisticated technology can be used to spy on a huge...

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12 June 2017

4 short briefings released for businesses & investors on reporting requirements under UK Modern Slavery Act

The Modern Slavery Act requires companies with a turnover of more than £36m operating in the UK to publish an annual statement setting out what they have done to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains and operations....

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8 June 2017

Brazil/UK: JBS supplied beef to UK retailers from Brazilian farm being investigated for forced labour; comments from Waitrose, NHS, Marks & Spencer, Co-Op, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Princes

Author: Anna Sophie Gross, Ana Aranha, Piero Locatelli & André Campos, The Guardian (UK) and Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

"Waitrose pulls its corned beef off shelves after Guardian reveals alleged slavery links-Documents show JBS, which supplies beef to retailers including Waitrose, previously bought cattle from Brazilian farm now being investigated for labour abuse", 6...

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8 June 2017

UK: Rise in ethnic minority & women solicitors, but gap at senior levels continues, says Law Society

Author: Law Society of England & Wales

"BAME and women solicitors on the rise", 5 Jun 2017...

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18 May 2017

Italian G7 Presidency: Civil society urges govts. to promote responsible business conduct

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15 May 2017
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Author: Marina Fabre, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Le patron de Barclays s’excuse d’avoir traqué un lanceur d’alerte », 12 mai 2017...

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15 May 2017

UK: Co-op releases modern slavery statement & calls on other companies to help victims back in employment

Author: Terry Slavin, Ethical Corporation

"Join us in fight against slavery, says Co-op" 10 May 2017...

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