The Commonwealth Heads of Government are meeting in London this week. Amongst the many global challenges which they are discussing is ending modern slavery.
Better Buying and the ETI are to collaborate in Bangladesh to support and promote responsible buying practices within garment industry supply chains.
The UN’s Global Compact is sharing a promotional booklet on the need to act now to ensure decent work by combatting modern slavery and child labour.
While all the evidence shows that sexual harassment is a huge problem faced by women in garment factories in Bangladesh and India, it somehow does not appear in corrective action plans in audits.
Why is it so important to approach the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) with a gender lens?
Thailand’s Prakanong Court in Bangkok has just ordered business and human rights advocate, Andy Hall, to pay 10 million baht (£225,957) in civil damages plus legal and court fees to pineapple company Natural Fruit Co Ltd.
With the help of specialist NGOs such as WIEGO and Homeworkers Worldwide, ETI's company members have been working to improve the lives of homeworkers in their supply chains. Yet huge issues continue to beset this group of workers.
A group representing major international brands and retailers from the US and Europe has written to the Cambodian Government calling for action on labour rights and expressing “growing concern” over recent developments that appear to weaken protection of human rights.
Sindh has a population of 46 million people, roughly the same as Spain, and its progressive new Labour Policy matters.
If you are a Buying Director, a Buyer – either senior or junior – or hold a position where purchasing or sourcing is one of your key responsibilities we want to hear you.
Women workers in highly feminised labour sectors are subject to specific workplace risks, discrimination and gender related abuse and violence. This, ETI member FLEX argues, presents challenges around reach, trust and detection.
ETI member Matrix APA (UK) Ltd. and its partner, Xiangshan Dasheng Knitting Co Ltd. in China explore Quality Management as part of an ethical approach to business and human rights.
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