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Change The World For A Day: "What Matters"?

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World Merit Day 2014 sees global activist icon Malala Yousafzai headline a menu of truly inspirational speakers at the 'What Matters' conference.
 

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: The Derivatives of 3TG

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In this edition of "Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics," we will give the derivatives of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. 
 

Uzbek Cotton: Protect Your Brand

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In the pit of Central Asia one of the largest exporters of cotton Uzbekistan, is responsible for grave Human Rights abuses and the enforcement of child labor. During cotton season the country recruits over a million civilians to work in the fields without compensation. Schools are shut down and children along with working professionals are faced with torture and arrest if they refuse to pick cotton under the fatal working conditions.

Human Rights Abuses Drive Turkmenistan Cotton

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Much like the highly publicized cotton harvest in Uzbekistan, thousands of citizens in Turkmenistan are forced into the cotton fields each autumn against their will.  Forced labor is still widely practiced throughout the country, with tens of thousands of Turkmen, many public sector employees, required to enter the fields during the harvest.

Source Intelligence Launches its 4th Newsletter

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In response to requests for a single source "news alert" on key events in supply chain and regulated materials compliance, Source Intelligence is pleased to introduce "From The Source," a direct mail and web-based newsletter written to keep you informed at a glance.

2014 promises to be an exciting year as the theme of "transparency" and the impact of technology continue to transform the delivery chain of products, impacting every player up and down stream.

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - August 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.

'Pillars in Practice' Bangladesh Garment Sector Roundtable

The 'Pillars in Practice' (PIP) Program convened stakeholders in Dhaka to discuss key issues in the garment sector & advance the UN Guiding Principles
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On May 12-15, SAI, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DiHR), and the CSR Centre Bangladesh jointly convened two segments of the Pillars in Practice (PIP) Program in Dhaka - a 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) and the "Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Consultation" (MAC) forum to discuss the garment sector's impacts on human rights in Bangladesh.

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On May 12-15, SAI, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DiHR), and the CSR Centre Bangladesh jointly convened two segments of the Pillars in Practice (PIP) Program in Dhaka - a 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) and the "Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Consultation" (MAC) forum to discuss the garment sector's impacts on human rights in Bangladesh.

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - May 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.

>>Subscribe to SAI's Newsletter

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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.

>>Subscribe to SAI's Newsletter

The UN Guiding Principles in Nicaraguan Agriculture

Interview with SAI's Yolanda Brenes | 'Pillars in Practice' Project Sustains Progress of Previous Initiatives
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Nicaragua's agricultural sector plays a major role in Nicaragua's economy. Employing an estimated 28% of the population, the sector offers both small-scale and large-scale farmers with the opportunities to enhance their livelihoods through production. However, like in many countries, the agricultural sector poses extraordinary challenges and safety risks for workers - such as the backbreaking physical labor needed to maintain crops, and the high-pressure seasonal demands to manage the harvest. 

The Nicaraguan agricultural sector is one of the three focus areas of SAI and the Danish Institute for Human Rights' 'Pillars in Practice' (PIP) Program. This month, SAI will launch its first set of multi-stakeholder round tables to discuss human rights issues in the sector, on April 25 in Chinandega and April 27 in Managua. The PIP Project's local CSO partner in Nicaragua - Profesionales para la Auditoria Social y Entreprenarial (PASE) - will lead this, and is represented by PASE Program Coordinator Alberto Legall López. We interviewed SAI Lead Trainer & Representative in Costa Rica, Yolanda Brenes, to discuss the relevance and context for the upcoming training, and its potential impact for workers. 

 

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Nicaragua's agricultural sector plays a major role in Nicaragua's economy. Employing an estimated 28% of the population, the sector offers both small-scale and large-scale farmers with the opportunities to enhance their livelihoods through production. However, like in many countries, the agricultural sector poses extraordinary challenges and safety risks for workers - such as the backbreaking physical labor needed to maintain crops, and the high-pressure seasonal demands to manage the harvest. 

The Nicaraguan agricultural sector is one of the three focus areas of SAI and the Danish Institute for Human Rights' 'Pillars in Practice' (PIP) Program. This month, SAI will launch its first set of multi-stakeholder round tables to discuss human rights issues in the sector, on April 25 in Chinandega and April 27 in Managua. The PIP Project's local CSO partner in Nicaragua - Profesionales para la Auditoria Social y Entreprenarial (PASE) - will lead this, and is represented by PASE Program Coordinator Alberto Legall López. We interviewed SAI Lead Trainer & Representative in Costa Rica, Yolanda Brenes, to discuss the relevance and context for the upcoming training, and its potential impact for workers. 

 

Human Rights Training Draws on Past Experiences in Tea

Interview with SAI Lead Trainer Sanjiv Singh on his early tea plantation experience and its impact on his work to train for human rights at work
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Sanjiv Singh is Social Accountability International's (SAI) Lead Trainer and Authorized Representative for in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In late March and early April 2013, Mr. Singh spent two weeks in New York, where he led two training courses - SAI's Basic and Advanced SA8000 auditor training course.

In this interview with SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong, Mr. Singh reflects on his early roots as a tea plantation Manager in Assam, the current labor issues encountered in the Middle East and the value of the training courses to learn the basics of 'human rights at work.'   

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Sanjiv Singh is Social Accountability International's (SAI) Lead Trainer and Authorized Representative for in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In late March and early April 2013, Mr. Singh spent two weeks in New York, where he led two training courses - SAI's Basic and Advanced SA8000 auditor training course.

In this interview with SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong, Mr. Singh reflects on his early roots as a tea plantation Manager in Assam, the current labor issues encountered in the Middle East and the value of the training courses to learn the basics of 'human rights at work.'   

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