Sweatshop Hall of Shame 2008

Publication Date: 

December 1, 2007

For the past three years, a group of labor rights and human rights organizations in the United States have published the Shop with a Conscience Consumer Guide – a list of “sweatfree” options for the growing number of consumers who would like to purchase

clothing made under ethical conditions.

Purchasing Practices: Case studies to address impacts of purchasing practices on working conditions

Publication Date: 

November 29, 2007

ETI held a members’ meeting to explore potential solutions

to some of the common purchasing practices which undermine working conditions, and to encourage companies to consider what practical improvements they can make in their own

buying processes.

Ethical Standards and Working Conditions in Wal-Mart's Supply Chain

Publication Date: 

October 24, 2007

On the second anniversary of the “21st Century Leadership” speech made by Mr. Lee Scott, Wal-Mart CEO, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) releases its research report on the Ethical Standards and Working Conditions in Wal-Mart’s Supply Chain. In an effort to raise awareness and educate people about the harsh working conditions that many Wal-Mart worker’s suffer worldwide, ILRF conducted an analysis compiling information from Wal-Mart’s Ethical Standards Program from 2003 through 2006.

Wal-Mart's Sustainability Initiative: A Civil Society Critique

Publication Date: 

September 6, 2007

This report was coordinated by the Big Box Collaborative, which brings together representatives from labor, environmental and public health groups, consumer advocates, shareholder activists, international trade and labor rights groups, faith-based organizations, communities, and others from around the world in a collaborative approach to transforming the Big Box Retail Industry and, in particular, Wal-Mart.

Expectations in relation to Factory Closures and Mass-Dismissals

Publication Date: 

September 1, 2007

The aim of this CCC E-Bulletin is to define the issues at stake to prevent closures. Secondly this bulletin looks into the issues at stake when garment factories close or significantly reduce their production and therefore drastically reduce the number of employees. This bulletin also seeks to provide an overview of the existing regulations and agreements regarding closure and workers' rights in the international labour rights context. The emphasis of this bulletin is on the role of the brand name companies and retailers that find themselves at the top of the supply chain.