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3 January 2018

India: Children found stitching shoes in hazardous conditions for global market in Agra

Author: Roli Srivastava, Thomson Reuters Foundation, India

"Children stitch shoes for global market in India's tourist magnet Agra", 19 December 2017...

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18 December 2017

India: New report calls for collaboration between co's, govt., NGOs, & communities to reduce child labour in footwear production

Author: Fair Labor Association, iMentor, Stop Child Labour Coalition

A new research study from the Fair Labor Association (FLA), iMentor and the Stop Child Labour Coalition (SCL) confirms the substantial prevalence of child labour in footwear production in the city of Agra, one of India’s primary centers of domestic...

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1 December 2017
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30 November 2017

Top car manufacturers launch initiative to address environmental, human & labour rights issues in the supply chain

Author: Edie

The Raw Materials Observatory is the product of a five-year partnership [...] between 10 leading car manufacturers which aims to improve sustainability in the automotive supply chain. The new commitment, signed by Daimler AG, Honda, JLR, Scania, VW,...

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20 November 2017
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Author: Südwind

Anlässlich des Runden Tisches zur Schuh- und Bekleidungsbranche im Europäischen Parlament hat die Kampagne Change Your Shoes am Montag einen verbindlichen Einsatz der EU für die Wahrung von Menschen- und Arbeitsrechten in der Schuh- und Lederbranche...

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4 October 2017

Institute for Human Rights & Business launches new initiative supporting companies to respect LGBTI rights

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3 October 2017

Abuses in leather industry prompt investors’ call to add labour compliance to industry audits

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

In a letter to the Leather Working Group, 62 institutional investors cite pervasive labor violations in a call for broadening scope to include labor as well as environmental due diligence at tanneries......

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1 August 2017
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Author: Carolin Wahnbaeck (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

"Giftige Schuhe, stinkende Handtaschen", 25 Juli 2017...

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26 June 2017

Shoemakers urged to tackle abuse

Author: Taipei Times

Leading shoe and designer clothing labels, including Nike Inc and Puma AG, have made progress in tackling forced labor in their leather supply chains, but could do more to address the issue at tanneries and ranches providing hides, according to a...

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23 June 2017

Shoe brands urged to tackle forced labour at tanneries and ranches

Author: Reuters

Leading shoe and designer clothing labels including Nike and Puma have made progress in tackling forced labor in their leather supply chains but could do more to address the issue at tanneries and ranches providing hides, according to a study. The...

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