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3rd Greenwich Symposium on public procurement focused on modern slavery, trafficking

3rd Greenwich Symposium on public procurement focused on modern slavery, trafficking

Dec 19, 2016

December 8 marked the third Greenwich Symposium on Responsible Public Procurement. Delegates from civil society organisations, academics and procurement practitioners gathered to discuss 'Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Human Rights Risks in the Global Supply Chain'.

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New evaluation on major US retailers’ safer chemicals programs: Walmart is first, Amazon is worst

New evaluation on major US retailers’ safer chemicals programs: Walmart is first, Amazon is worst

Dec 15, 2016

The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition has released a new report card about US retailers' safer chemicals programs. The coalition investigated to what extent companies like Amazon, Target and Walmart are making progress to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in their products.

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In response to reports of labour rights violations, Samsung introduces new Migrant Worker Guidelines

In response to reports of labour rights violations, Samsung introduces new Migrant Worker Guidelines

Dec 14, 2016

Samsung has responded to recent reports of workers' rights violations in Malaysian factories with the release of new Migrant Worker Guidelines.

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GoodElectronics Sub-Granting Scheme Edition 3 - Results

GoodElectronics Sub-Granting Scheme Edition 3 - Results

Dec 14, 2016

Nine member organisations will receive financial support for their activities in 2017 through the GoodElectronics sub-granting scheme.

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The case for worker-led monitoring as a way to challenge sweatshop conditions

The case for worker-led monitoring as a way to challenge sweatshop conditions

Nov 30, 2016

David Foust Rodríguez, coordinator of CEREAL, explains why voluntary initiatives are not strong enough to bring about the necessary changes in the electronics industry. He makes a case for worker-led monitoring as a way to reveal and challenge the structural difficulties faced by workers.

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