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10 January 2020

Brazil: Coffee industry, producing for brands such as Starbucks & Nespresso, accused of extensive slave labour

Author: Reuters

“Picked by slaves: coffee crisis brews in Brazil”, 12th December 2019...

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8 January 2020

USA: Business Must Act Coalition calls on 29 companies to prohibit guns in their stores & invest in community safety

The Business Must Act Coalition, comprised of 26 civil society groups, believes that American businesses have a civic responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe from gun violence in the absence of US government action on gun reform. In...

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7 January 2020

Starbucks' response to B grade in gun safety scorecard

Author: Starbucks

More information on this can be found in a 2013 letter from Howard Schultz, here....

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6 December 2019

USA: Starbucks workers demand action to address 'discriminatory practices' & laws mandating consistent schedules

Author: Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"These Philly baristas are taking on Starbucks in a fledgling worker movement", 2 December 2019...

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15 November 2019

CHRB claims Amazon, Costco & Starbucks amongst the worst at identifying and addressing human rights issues

Author: Jennifer Thompson, Financial Times

"Starbucks, Amazon and Costco rapped for weak human rights disclosure", 14 November 2019...

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8 October 2019

Vans reportedly removes submission depicting Hong Kong protesters from design competition, sparking heated backlash and boycott

Author: Jordyn Holman, Bloomberg

“Vans Is Latest U.S. Company Caught Up in Hong Kong Protests”, 8 Oct 2019...

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4 October 2019

Hong Kong: Starbucks urged to end relationship with license owner Maxim's Group after founder's daughter spoke against protest movement

Author: Grady McGregor, Fortune

“Starbucks in Hong Kong: Caught in the Crossfire”, 2 Oct 2019...

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5 September 2019

Thailand: Investigation finds migrant workers producing for Starbucks and Bauer Hockey illegally underpaid

Author: Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Exclusive: Thai garment factory investigated by Starbucks after illegal wages expose", 5 September 2019...

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25 July 2019
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Author: El Espectador

“El oro ilegal que terminó en mercados internacionales” – 24 de julio de 2019 ...

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24 July 2019

Commentary: Brands are abandoning Fair Trade in favour of in-house certification schemes

Author: Samanth Subramanian, The Guardian

"Is fair trade finished?", 23 July 2019 ...

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