Tag archives for human rights
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems such as bonded labor, the loss of identification documents such as passports and other labor and human rights violations.
According to Human Rights Watch, the Middle East nation Qatar will still deny children of Qatari women and non-Qatari men the right to full citizenship, a privilege long granted to the children of Qatari men who marry non-citizens.
The global banking giant HSBC has launched an investigation of a major Indonesian palm oil supplier over allegations that the company has been ready to clear cut thousands of hectares of rainforests in a remote corner of the island country.
A recent report reveals Brazil is becoming more aggressive about being a major player in the global palm oil industry. While this development raises fears that deforestation in Brazil could accelerate, some NGOs insist that a boost in Brazil's palm oil production could be a net positive for the environment.
The parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshall's has been accused of having far too many ties to garment factories in Los Angeles that pay their workers less the local minimum hourly wage - and in some cases, have even shorted them of their promised wages.
A United Nations representative recently spoke at the IATA’s most recent international conference to urge the world’s airlines to do more to stop the human trafficking.
Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced they will merge by the end of this year. The new Rainforest Alliance will eliminate double certifications and aims to expand more responsible and sustainable farming worldwide.
The diplomatic isolation of Qatar has raised all kinds of questions about the World Cup and oil prices. But no one has asked about the impact the country's isolation will have on the hundreds of thousands of expat workers building new World Cup venues.
Ahead of this week's World Oceans Day, 3p spoke with Julie Packard, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium as she prepared for the U.N. oceans conference.
Chevron's annual shareholders meetings starts today, and several NGOs and activist investors hope their resolutions will attract attention.
The NGOs Mighty Earth, Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace insist that deforestation in countries such as Brazil and Bolivia is only becoming worse.
Rainforest Action Network continues to pressure PepsiCo about its palm oil sourcing, and its links to deforestation and human rights. This time, RAN culled export data to make the case that PepsiCo is responsible for exporting "conflict palm oil."