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H&M Customers Contribute to Clean Water in Bangladesh

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November 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - This year´s holiday campaign at H&M has a giving theme. Customers will have the opportunity to make a real difference for families in Bangladesh who are currently living without clean water and toilets.

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - September 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

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

Pillars in Practice Project Update: Bangladesh

Interview with Farhana Sharmin of the CSR Centre Bangladesh on the climate for labor rights in Bangladesh
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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)
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.

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.

USAID Bets on Tool for Real-Time Mobile Data

Agency partners with Labor Link to Crack the Code on Affordable Last-Mile Communication with Farmers & Workers
Summary: 

USAID invests $100,000 in the devlopment of Labor Link, a mobile technology that gives companies real-time data from their supply chains, and gives workers and farmers a voice to report on conditions in their workplace or community. 

Press Release

USAID invests $100,000 in the devlopment of Labor Link, a mobile technology that gives companies real-time data from their supply chains, and gives workers and farmers a voice to report on conditions in their workplace or community. 

Reflections on 10 Years in Bangladesh

Interview with SAI Lead Trainer Badri Gulur on his perspective of social compliance in Bangladesh from 2003-2013
Summary: 
On June 25-29 and June 30-July 2, SAI convened SA8000 Basic and Advanced Auditor training courses in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The trainings were led by SAI Lead Trainer Badrinath Gulur, and marked his 10-year anniversary of SA8000 auditor training in Dhaka. The course was attended by a diverse group of participants from certification bodies, companies, NGOs and trade unions, including the CSR Centre Bangladesh, SGSF and the Awaj Foundation. Special thanks to DNV Bangladesh and Md. Abdul Alim - COO of Global Sustainable Certification Services Ltd. (GSCS) for helping to coordinate these courses.
 
SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong spoke with Mr. Gulur to discuss his perspective about the trainings and social compliance over the years, the impact of the Rana Plaza tragedy and recent suspension of US trade privileges on Bangladesh.
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On June 25-29 and June 30-July 2, SAI convened SA8000 Basic and Advanced Auditor training courses in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The trainings were led by SAI Lead Trainer Badrinath Gulur, and marked his 10-year anniversary of SA8000 auditor training in Dhaka. The course was attended by a diverse group of participants from certification bodies, companies, NGOs and trade unions, including the CSR Centre Bangladesh, SGSF and the Awaj Foundation. Special thanks to DNV Bangladesh and Md. Abdul Alim - COO of Global Sustainable Certification Services Ltd. (GSCS) for helping to coordinate these courses.
 
SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong spoke with Mr. Gulur to discuss his perspective about the trainings and social compliance over the years, the impact of the Rana Plaza tragedy and recent suspension of US trade privileges on Bangladesh.

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - July 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.

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.

Labor Protection: What Can Bangladesh Learn from China?

Summary: 

To most Chinese, what is happening in Bangladesh factories resembles what China has been struggling with during its period of industrialization over the past three decades. China has made great progress in protecting labor rights by strengthening public policy; integrating worker-protection systems into factories; increasing collaboration among western buyers, local NGOs, and suppliers; and empowering workers. Could this model be applied to Bangladesh?

This is part of a series of BSR articles on the tragedy in Bangladesh that will look at root causes, challenges, and how to prevent it from happening again.

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To most Chinese, what is happening in Bangladesh factories resembles what China has been struggling with during its period of industrialization over the past three decades. China has made great progress in protecting labor rights by strengthening public policy; integrating worker-protection systems into factories; increasing collaboration among western buyers, local NGOs, and suppliers; and empowering workers. Could this model be applied to Bangladesh?

This is part of a series of BSR articles on the tragedy in Bangladesh that will look at root causes, challenges, and how to prevent it from happening again.

Are Consumers Done with Fast Fashion?

Summary: 

Both data and recent citizen activism suggest that consumers may finally recognize their role in sustainable fashion—and may be willing to pay the price for it. In the wake of the recent tragedy in Bangladesh, approximately 1.1 million people signed on to a campaign run by the advocacy group Avaaz pressuring retailers to invest in worker safety. But when consumers actually enter the dressing room, will a company’s social and environmental track record determine their choice of jeans?

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Both data and recent citizen activism suggest that consumers may finally recognize their role in sustainable fashion—and may be willing to pay the price for it. In the wake of the recent tragedy in Bangladesh, approximately 1.1 million people signed on to a campaign run by the advocacy group Avaaz pressuring retailers to invest in worker safety. But when consumers actually enter the dressing room, will a company’s social and environmental track record determine their choice of jeans?

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Putting More Muscle, Brains, and Heart into Sustainable Procurement

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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