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'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)
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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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Bangladesh Disaster Forces Global Brands into Transparency

Article

After the deadliest industrial disaster in history in Bangladesh, Global Brands are now signing in to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety published by the Worker Rights Consortium.  The accord covers all suppliers producing products for signatory companies, who will be legally obliged to ensure their suppliers stick to the standards to ensure safety.

The worlds largest apparel producer in Bangladesh, H&M has signed on with nearly 30 others, including Zara, Benetton, and Topshop, but others Wal-Mart, Sears, and Kmart are refusing to sign. 

H&M Commits to the Fire and Building Safety Agreement

Press Release

May 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today H&M publicly commits to support the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, initiated by IndustryALL Global Union and UNI Global Union. The parties will be committed to the goal of a safe and sustainable Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment (RMG) industry in which no worker needs to fear fires, building collapses or other accidents that could be prevented with reasonable health and safety measures. This commitment is an additional step in an already ambitious sustainability program at H&M.

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.
Article

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

Article

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
Blog

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)
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.

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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.

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