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Privatized Regulation – Fashion, Finance, Fertiliser

The CSR industry is to blame for lax standards and weak enforcement, ultimately leading to horrifying factory deaths, say American unions.
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The CSR industry is to blame for lax standards and weak enforcement, ultimately leading to horrifying factory deaths, say American unions.

Global Brands Grasp the Magnitude of Risk as Bangladesh Factory Disaster Continues to Unfold

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With the Bangladesh factory collapse raw in Shareholders minds, one agenda item is clear: Identify Human Rights Risks in the Supply Chain.

From a purely business perspective, the goal is to manage the risk of human rights violations due to the risks to shareholder value posed by human rights practices in their operations and supply chain.

How much did your T-shirt cost?

Elizabeth Tyler shares her views on the recent garment factory collapse killing 273 people
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Today we hear that at least 273 people in Bangladesh have been killed by a collapsing garment factory. The news of the collapse came out on Wednesday, but it has taken until now for the scale of the disaster to be fully realised.

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - April 2013

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - March 2013

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
Summary: 

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

 

 

Newsletter

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

 

 

'Pillars in Practice' Program Spotlight: Bangladesh Garment Industry

The Bangladesh garment sector is one of the three countries and sectors that the 'Pillars in Practice' Program focuses on to implement the UN Guiding Principles
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Over the past decade, trade policy liberalization has fueled Bangladesh’s economy, which grew at an average rate of nearly 6% per year. Between 2000 and 2011, the country’s GDP increased from $45 billion to $106 billion, and is set to continue growing very fast in the upcoming years. Exports are a major part of Bangladesh’s economy, for which the garment sector is of particular importance.

In 1995, garments formed 53% of total exports, but now account for more than 79%. Many companies, brands, and global retailers outsource their clothing and footwear production to the country, and Bangladesh’s garment sector now comprises over 5,000 factories and 3.5 million workers, 85% of whom are women. It is thus a major source of employment that spurs exports and economic growth. These economic opportunities allowed many advances in terms of human development and employment generation. However, because of low literacy rates of workers in Bangladesh’s garment sector and frequent antagonism between management and unions, there is concern over workers’ awareness of their rights.

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Over the past decade, trade policy liberalization has fueled Bangladesh’s economy, which grew at an average rate of nearly 6% per year. Between 2000 and 2011, the country’s GDP increased from $45 billion to $106 billion, and is set to continue growing very fast in the upcoming years. Exports are a major part of Bangladesh’s economy, for which the garment sector is of particular importance.

In 1995, garments formed 53% of total exports, but now account for more than 79%. Many companies, brands, and global retailers outsource their clothing and footwear production to the country, and Bangladesh’s garment sector now comprises over 5,000 factories and 3.5 million workers, 85% of whom are women. It is thus a major source of employment that spurs exports and economic growth. These economic opportunities allowed many advances in terms of human development and employment generation. However, because of low literacy rates of workers in Bangladesh’s garment sector and frequent antagonism between management and unions, there is concern over workers’ awareness of their rights.

SAI Releases Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights SAI's efforts in 2011 to advance and implement 'human rights at work'
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SAI is pleased to announce the publication of its Annual Report, highlighting its efforts to advance and implement 'human rights at work' in 2011. 

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - January 2013

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
Summary: 

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

Newsletter

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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