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Bangladesh: Boiler explosion kills worker & injures five others at garment factory supplying to Next & H&M
Author: Hannah Abdullah, just-style
New company survey & report urges European companies & states to step up efforts to identify & address risks to defenders
Human rights and environmental defenders play a key role in holding companies and states accountable for business-related human rights violations and environmental degradation. However, defenders are increasingly defamed, harassed and killed for...
USA: Workers stage Black Friday protests at Macy's, Guess & H&M stores over working conditions & dismissals
Author: Michael Sainato, The Guardian
"US retail employees call out working conditions with Black Friday protests", 29 November 2019...
Author: Simon Glover, Ecotextile News
"H&M Group supports digital wage payments", 21 November 2019...
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New discussion paper on mandatory human rights due diligence - includes perspectives from business, government and civil society
"Let's talk mandatory measures", Fall 2019 [M]andatory measures have not been a central part of the mix considered by states in the initial years of UNGPs implementation... That is now changing, particularly in Europe. A growing number of states are...
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"Garment workers, suppliers and ACT brands agree on Freedom of Association Guideline", 15 November 2019...
Companies urged to uphold corporate responsibility when sourcing from Xinjiang and Uzbekistan, both with high risks of forced labour
Author: Catherine Putz, The Diplomat
“Cotton and Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Forced Labor in Xinjiang and Uzbekistan”, 14 Nov 2019...
Cambodia: H&M puts an exit strategy in place and considers other options outside Cambodia if EU removes trade preferences from Cambodia
Author: Zazithorn Ruengchinda, ScandAsia
"H&M consider leaving Cambodia due to EU trade sanctions", 10 November 2019...
Cambodia: Labour groups warn of job losses & garment worker exploitation, while intl. brands threaten reduced orders over proposed EU trade sanctions
Author: Matt Blomberg, Reuters
"Warning over Cambodia's garment workers as EU tariff threat looms", 4 November 2019...
In September 2019, brands who are members of the ACT living wage initiative adopted a joint due diligence framework to ensure their purchasing practices facilitate the payment of a living wage, as set out in the ACT Memorandum of Understanding. Accord...