Our recent research and resources.

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) is set to expire on May 31, 2021, after eight years of making factories safer for more than 2 million garment workers.
Unfinished Business enumerates the ongoing lack of appropriate safety standards in the industry and highlights the urgency for a new enforceable agreement to protect worker's lives.



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Made in Europe is not "fair" until workers are paid fairly.
Our latest policy paper on living wages in Europe explains why brands must start paying suppliers the full price of garment production and puts forward a credible estimate for a cross border living wage.

Latest reports and statements (PDF)

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  • January 25, 2022

    Respecting Rights or Ticking Boxes?

    Legislating Human Rights Due Diligence: Momentum to enact mandatory human rights due diligence (HRDD) legislation is building around the world. Such legislation is necessary to ensure corporations respect human rights and that victims of corporate abuse have access to justice and remedy. This paper identifies 12 key interpretations of the norms that legislators must get right when establishing HRDD obligations.

  • December 8, 2021

    Letter to Von der Leyen: time for the EU to get serious about ending corporate abuse

    On Wednesday, 8 December, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice and 46 other civil society and trade union organisations sent an open letter to the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen asking her to show that the EU is serious about addressing corporate abuse, following last week’s news that the sustainable corporate governance draft law has been delayed to 2022.

  • November 30, 2021

    Press kit: Unpacking the upcoming EU law to stop corporate abuse

    Too many companies across the globe have been profiting from exploiting people and the planet. Many European countries are paving the way with laws to make business accountable for these types of corporate abuse, and the EU is stepping up with its own proposal. European civil society has put together this press kit, gathering insight and evidence on the upcoming proposal from the European Commission to make companies accountable – the sustainable corporate governance directive.

  • November 29, 2021

    Open letter to EU policymakers to ensure gender-responsive legislation on human rights due diligence

  • October 18, 2021

    Open Data Principles support letter for EU policy

    We, the undersigned, strongly call for the adoption and incorporation of open data principles in the proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the supporting reporting frameworks.

  • October 18, 2021

    Joint NGO statement in response to the GSP draft regulation

    The GSP Platform and the undersigned organisations take note of the draft GSP regulation presented by the European Commission. See this statement for our comments.

  • August 19, 2021

    Factory safety in the garment sector: An assessment of mandatory human rights due diligence obligations of apparel brands (without the Bangladesh Accord)

    This August 2021 legal brief by Clean Clothes Campaign, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, and Worker Rights Consortium explores legal liability of apparel brands under existing and upcoming supply chain legislation in relation the the possible expiration of the Bangladesh Accord.

  • July 29, 2021

    Letter by Kalpona Akter to the European Commission on sustainable corporate governance legislation

    Bangladeshi labour rights activist and former garment workers wrote a letter (July 2021) to European Commissioners Didier Reynders and Thierry Breton who are jointly working on a legislative proposal on Sustainable Corporate Governance about how only a law that addresses the root causes of violations and has accountability at its core will truly transform and protect people’s lives.

  • July 19, 2021

    Still Un(der)paid

    The crisis is far from over for garment workers during the pandemic. This Clean Clothes Campaign research from July 2021 shows that garment workers globally are owed 11.85 billion USD in unpaid income and severance from March 2020 to March 2021.

  • July 15, 2021

    We call upon the European Commission to take action against unfair purchasing practices

    Clean Clothes Campaign and other human and labour rights organizations are asking the European Commission to develop complementary measures against unfair purchasing practices. Such practices are wide-spread among garment brands and retailers, and they severely inhibit the ability of their suppliers to respect and fulfil the rights of their workers, communities, and the environment.

  • July 12, 2021

    Zara's Unfinished Business

    This brief by witness signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, published in July 2021, looks at the progress rate of safety remediation in Inditex supplier factories in Bangladesh and identified outstanding deadly safety risks at those factories.

  • July 7, 2021

    Position paper on forced labour EU policy

    Key considerations for an EU instrument to control the importation of forced labour products into the EU, by seven leading NGO's including CCC.

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