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Nike, Gap Among Sustainability Reporting Finalists

Ceres and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants have named the sustainability reports of 21 companies contenders for their seventh awards program. Companies such as Gap Inc., Nike, Dell, and Xerox were among the 21 companies that displayed "exemplary disclosure…


BrandWatch — December 2007: Better welfare

Clothes chain Gap is planning to label its clothes “sweatshop free”. Following claims that the company has sold clothes made in factories that use child labour, the firm met anti-sweatshop charity Global March Against Child Labour to discuss ideas such…


Gap launches inquiry into child labour claims

The high street clothing chain Gap has called an emergency meeting with suppliers to investigate new allegations of forced child labour being used in the manufacture of their clothes. Gap has barred thousands of clothes in transit to their shops…


Of Exports and Other Exits: Women in the Garment Industry

Inside the ‘parks’, within each factory, a carefully calculated use of imported machines and local labour in finely calibrated proportions, is designed to maximize returns for the investor. It is not difficult to figure out why for certain orders, specific…


The sweatshop high street – more brands under fire

Two of Britain's major high street retailers launched inquiries last night into allegations that factory workers who make their clothes in India are being paid as little as 13p per hour for a 48-hour week, wages so low the workers…

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