H&M group’s Fair Living Wage Strategy represents a “bold and unprecedented” commitment on wages, yet there are major lessons to be learned around how it has been implemented, according to an independent evaluation published today (Dec 11) by the Ethical Trading Initiative ahead of H&M group’s Fair Living Wage Summit in Cambodia.
Preliminary reports indicate risks of serious labour abuses in the cashew nut industry, including use of prison labour, child labour, unsafe working conditions and lack of contracts. ETI Norway’s Ole Henning asks: is this really the case, and if so, what can we do about it?
Increasingly, companies are looking at technology, hotlines and mobile applications as a way to understand workers’ needs, and in some cases to use as grievance mechanisms.
CARE International UK's Hester Le Roux reflects on the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, and asks what businesses can do to support global efforts gender-based violence in the workplace.
There is a definite sense of momentum around getting brands to buy responsibly, with many campaigning organisations planning more work in this area.
The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has just launched its second league table, ranking some of the world’s largest companies in terms of their approach to respecting workers, consumers and communities.
It's important that companies know their supply chains - particularly in the stone industry - if they are to avoid modern slavery.
Living wages were not only desirable and feasible, but also inevitable. Here's what companies can do to support their payment.
Nearly 200 delegates gathered at the Kia Oval in London last week to hear from over 60 speakers and reflect on the latest trends and challenges in ethical trade and workers’ rights around the world.
Worldwide, interest in impact investment – investing with the goal of environmental and social impact in addition to financial return – is growing. So why is the UK lagging behind?
ETI member, Fyffes, has been under suspension since May 2017 following complaints by Banana Link and the International Union of Foodworkers.
We can only drive up the quality of modern slavery statements if we have a clear and consistent standard to judge them against.