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September 21, 2023
This September 2023 report is an alarming indictment on a global industry that has been allowed to put company profit margins ahead of the rights of the workers that make their clothes. Amid soaring living costs, Cambodian garment workers are calling for an increase in their wage so they can afford everyday essentials like food, rent and education for their children. The findings of this research demonstrate the urgency of this demand. Organisations connected with the Clean Clothes Campaign network, such as ActionAid and Cambodian organisations CENTRAL, CATU and the C.CAWDU are calling on international brands to ensure Cambodian garment workers in their supply chain are earning a fair wage that keeps them out of poverty.
August 31, 2023
This Clean Clothes Campaign background document from August 2023 documents the need for a 23,000 Tk minimum wage and explains the Bangladesh wage revision process.
April 18, 2023
Fast Fashion Purchasing Practices in the EU. Business relations between fashion brands and suppliers
This April 2023 report by today by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) and based on field research undertaken by Clean Clothes Campaign Europe demonstrates the existence of unfair trading practices in the European apparel industry. Based on interviews with suppliers, experts and trade union representatives in six EU member states – Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy and Germany – the report “Fast Fashion Purchasing Practices in the EU. Business relations between fashion brands and suppliers” paints a clear picture of the volatile, risky and unbalanced trade relations between brands and manufacturers.
March 1, 2023
No Relief? Why clothing brands must take responsibility for worker relief payments amidst the economic crisis in Sri Lanka
This March 2023 brief by organisations in the Clean Clothes Campaign network explores factory owners' and brands' responses to the current financial crisis in Sri Lanka and especially researches the payment of the Emergency Relief Allowance meant to support workers during the crisis.
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Open Letter: The EU must uphold Human Rights. Defenders call for a Human Rights Centred Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.
As Global South signatories, we represent and convey the voices of those suffering the most from irresponsible business activity, including Indigenous peoples and workers at the end of global value chains. Ahead of what may be the final negotiations on CSDDD, we request that you hear our call for an irective that protects human rights and our planet first beyond “business as usual”.
A written letter on behalf of the undersigned civil society organisations and trade unions to urge the Council to speed up negotiations to adopt a General Approach on the proposed EU Forced Labour Regulation (FLR) in line with the core elements.
CSO recommendations for responsible disengagement suspension and termination of business relationships
When performing human rights and environmental due diligence, companies may find human and/or environmental impacts in value chains which cannot be effectively prevented or mitigated. In these cases, it is appropriate for companies to permanently or temporarily interrupt the relationship of concern with their business partners. In line with the UNGPs and OECD Guidelines, this document refers to this process as “responsible disengagement.”
On 15 November, the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) will be discussed to update the Council’s negotiation mandate for the next political trialogue. We would like to draw attention to five key issues aligning the legislation with international standards and ensuring real-world improvements for people and the planet.
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