Ethical Trade

Multinationals cautiously engage in boycott of China

A backlash in China against foreign brands that have sought to distance themselves from “forced labor” in Xinjiang cotton threatens to drag multinationals into a long diplomatic row as Beijing demands that the global garment industry reject the allegations. Online calls, backed by state media, for a boycott of Hennes …

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Bangladesh second in ethical audit practices in the supply chain: survey

Bangladesh came second on a list comparing the ethics audit practices of leading industrializing countries, this too during the 2020 pandemic, according to a first quarter report from the chain’s compliance solutions provider. ‘QIMA supply released last week. The Hong Kong-based entity cited best practices from local suppliers in the …

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Institute of Biometrics and other groups welcome new industry members

New representatives have joined several cross-sector collaborations aimed at promoting and standardizing security, ethics and privacy in the area of ​​digital identification and biometric technology. Liquid Avatar has joined the Good Health Pass initiative to help revive the struggling travel industry, Bermuda has become a member of the ID2020 initiative, …

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Biden struggles for DOJ job that could hold back Silicon Valley

At the very least, ethical standards as interpreted by Biden’s team would force Kanter to recuse himself from the antitrust lawsuit the DOJ brought against Google in October, the people said. The Trump administration has taken a more lenient approach, recruiting senior DOJ antitrust officials to law firms that represent …

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Unite launches hotline for Amazon workers at Ridgmont

Unite, the largest union in the UK and Ireland, opened a confidential hotline for Amazon workers in Marston Gate, Ridgmont, Bedfordshire (LTN1 Milton Keynes Distribution Center). This is part of a national newspaper and digital Facebook ad campaign to let Amazon workers know they can speak out about abuse and …

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Maine tomato farmer to reimburse migrant workers’ wages

On March 30, the US Department of Labor announced that it had recovered $ 245,351 in back wages for 117 employees at a greenhouse tomato grower in Madison, Maine. According to DOL, he failed to comply with federal laws governing the wages and working conditions of temporary agricultural workers, American …

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Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

The state constantly tells us that the export of live farm animals is a highly regulated industry, with high standards of animal welfare and care. Yet investigations by animal welfare groups in Ireland and other European countries have found violations of EU animal welfare standards, as well as evidence of …

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Union calls for ‘new deal’ for Amazon workers in Southampton

A union demands that Amazon workers in Southampton receive a “new deal” as activists are giving staff access to a hotline. The digital giant is urged to recognize unions and share more of its wealth with its workforce – but it insists it is already treating workers well. The Unite …

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How responsible sourcing can save lives

Garment workers suffering at the hands of Myanmar’s military regime are urging Western brands and retailers not to ‘cut and run’. Kate Larsen, Founder of SupplyESChange, explains how to source responsibly in the face of exploitation and abuse. This weekend brought the shocking news of further assassinations of protesters by …

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Global Britain – is it about to become a reality?

OPINION: Former New Zealand Minister for Agriculture and Trade and former UK High Commissioner Lockwood Smith was the only non-UK member of the UK Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC), tasked by Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss to seek to find a way forward for Britain to support …

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