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File PDF document The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the human rights of workers to form or join trade unions and to bargain collectively
by Paul Roeland last modified 19-01-2016 10:40 — filed under: , , ,
Respect for the human rights of workers is fundamental to the human rights and business debate. With this paper from November 2012, we reaffirm the centrality of industrial relations to both the exercise of due diligence and the remediation of adverse human rights impacts within the framework of the UN Guiding Principles. This paper sets out what it means for a business enterprise to respect the rights of workers to join or form a trade union and the right to bargain collectively. Written by the International Trade Union Confederation, IndustriALL Global Union, the Clean Clothes Campaign and UNI Global Union.
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File PDF document Full Package Approach to Labour Codes of Conduct
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:51 — filed under:
Four major steps garment companies can take to ensure their products are made under humane conditions. In this guide from 2008 the Clean Clothes Campaign offers guidelines on what companies can do to better assess, implement, and verify compliance with labour standards in their supply chains, and eliminate abuses where and when they arise.
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File PDF document Looking for a quick fix - How weak social auditing is keeping workers in sweatshops
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:53 — filed under: ,
This report from 2005 researches the weaknesses of social auditing. Social audits to check working conditions in production facilities emerged in the mid-1990s after a number of high profile companies were widely scrutinized for substandard working conditions in their supply chains. At that time, a growing number of companies-for example Nike, Gap, Levi Strauss, and C&A-had adopted codes of conduct that in essence were pledges to prevent exploitation and abuse of workers producing their goods. Labour advocates soon challenged these companies to demonstrate conformity to the standards they had adopted. Calls for independent, civil society based forms of workplace assessments were made.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
File PDF document Monitoring & Verification Term guide
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 15:01 — filed under: , ,
The following is a glossary of commonly used terms in the current field of monitoring and verification of codes of labor practice in the garment and sportswear industries. The aim of this terminology guide from August 2003 is to clearly define key concepts in order to harmonize terminology and thereby better facilitate debate and improve the quality of work being done in relation to monitoring and verification.
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File PDF document From Code Compliance to Fair Purchasing Practices: Some Issues for Discussion
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: ,
Paper written for CCC Round Table on Purchasing Practices, May 2005. This paper discusses the main elements related to purchasing practices and their relation to the CCC’s campaign activities. It's based on experiences from the Play Fair campaign concerning purchasing practices. The paper concludes with questions for further discussion. The Play Fair campaign was the first public campaign in which purchasing practices emerged as an important element. This was certainly important as both a learning experience and as a way of getting the topic discussed. However, it is important to raise some questions about how far campaigners should go down this road.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
File PDF document The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) A Critical Perspective
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: ,
On 30 November 2004 the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) was officially launched. Under the aegis of some of Europe’s largest retailers, this initiative sets out to audit and monitor the social performance of their suppliers world-wide by utilising one common system. Since the BSCI aims to become a major monitoring initiative, which has already attracted several of Europe’s largest retailers, there is a great need for more background information. This document is a first attempt at supplying this essential information.
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File PDF document Fashion Victims - The true cost of cheap clothes at Primark,Asda and Tesco
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: , , ,
This report presents the results of systematic research and interviews conducted in Bangladesh with workers who make the clothes sold by bargain retailers such as Primark,Asda and Tesco. The findings of this research reveal the true human cost of the goods sold so cheaply to consumers in the UK. Written by War on Want, 2006.
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