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Global apparel industry takes steps toward better performance - news

By Brian Collett — The global apparel industry is making changes to promote better practices.   A pact to improve garment factory working conditions worldwide has been signed...

Minimum wage policy under review in Myanmar - news

By Brian Collett — A high-powered committee is to take the first steps towards fixing a minimum wage in Myanmar.    The committee, newly formed by the government, will...

Tracking reward matters in interesting times - news

By Peter Brown —  We first ran the Paydata UK Reward Management Survey back in January 2009 in response to the global financial crisis and because our customers kept asking us what...

20 brands protest detention of garment industry trade union leaders in Bangladesh - news

By Brian Collett — More than 20 international brands have protested to the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over the detention of trade union leaders in the garment industry. ...

Business vs. The State: new roles for social action - news

by Tom idle — We live in politically fascinating times. A coup attempt in Turkey; recurrent terrorist attacks on the streets of Europe’s cities; forthcoming bitter presidential...

Is CSR Dead? A Challenge at the National CSR and Sustainability Conference - news

By Adam Woodhall At the first National CSR & Sustainability Conference , held in London last month, the provocative question "Is CSR dead?" was posed. The question was...

Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability announces first working fellows - news

The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability has announced its first group of working Fellows. The six Fellows were chosen by a detailed review of their achievements to evaluate...

UK, NY, and CA increase National Living and minimum wages in same week - news

One of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne's big ideas was to increase the National Living Wage (NLW) on 1 April 2016 and wasn’t an April Fools! Not to be confused with...

Lidl leads way on Living Wage implementation in UK - news

Lidl has become the first UK supermarket company to introduce a minimum wage – but it is based on the unenforceable rate recommended by the independent Living Wage Foundation, and is...

IKEA to go beyond National Living Wage rate - news

Swedish firm Ikea will become the first national retailer in the UK to pay staff above the government’s new National Living Wage from next year. Ikea, well known for its flatpack ,...

UK to press ahead with gender pay gap disclosure legislation - news

The British government is to press ahead with plans to force large firms to disclose data on the gender pay gap among its workforce. Writing in The Times newspaper ahead of a speech to...

M&S board members praise Living Wage stitch-in campaign - news

The board of high street retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), has agreed to meet with campaigners to discuss paying the Living Wage, following a creative campaign coordinated by the...

Are sustainability ratings asking the right questions? - news

Why is it that inherently unsustainable oil and gas companies rank so well in sustainability indices, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index? Tom Idle explores a new approach to...

Collaboration key to 'sustainability crunch' says BIFM report - news

Businesses are finding it increasingly more difficult to implement and manage sustainability policies, according to research by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). The...

Putting a price on your corporate reputation - news

A good reputation is more valuable than money, they say. Yet you wouldn’t think so these days with so many businesses still loathe to pay the Living Wage and happily keeping staff on zero...

GSK and Burberry sign up to Living Wage accreditation - news

Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline and British fashion house Burberry have signed up to the LIving Wage pledge, bringing the number of FTSE 100 companies who have applied for accreditation with the...

CCC questions fashion chain H&M’s living wage claims - news

As H&M launched its 2014 sustainability report, pressure group Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) called on the Swedish fashion retailer to show evidence to back up the 'fair living wage'...

Scoring an own goal for celebrity sustainability? - news

I was temporarily impressed by footballer’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 50 new tattoos. Not so long ago, the PSG star hoisted off his shirt after scoring against Caen to reveal the names of...

Hugo Boss targeted over labour violations in Europe - news

Campaigners around Europe are targeting fashion label Hugo Boss over reported labour violations in factories in Turkey and Croatia. The protests coincide with Hugo Boss' press and...

One in five UK jobs pays under Living Wage rate - news

In some parts of Britain half the jobs are paying less than the living wage, the TUC has revealed at the start of the second week of its Fair Pay Fortnight. TUC analysis of official figures...

Payday lenders hit Co-op Bank black list - news

The UK’s Co-operative Bank, now emerging from two years of strife and scandal, has banned lending to businesses that avoid tax. The ban is one of several new ethical policies...

Making the leap into a sustainable new year? - news

A new year, a fresh start... but how many organisations will boast new resolutions? Ethical Performance talks to key industry players about what they believe will be the prime sustainability...

Heaton and Abbott in tune with GMB’s Living Wage campaign - news

Musicians Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are backing the GMB living wage campaign protesting against fashion retailer Next's employment practices. The singers will be protesting alongside...

Boardroom pay just gets bigger and bigger, says TUC - news

Forty nine minutes after returning to work after the 2013 New Year break Britain's highest paid director earned as much as a worker on the living wage earns in a year, according to new TUC...

Living wage protesters hit London Fashion Week opening - news

Protesters took action last week to mark the opening of London Fashion Week with the message “Don’t mention the garment workers”. Activists highlighted the event because,...

Qatar World Cup in slave labour spotlight - news

More than 100 migrant workers building the al-Wakrah stadium, one of Qatar’s 2022 football World Cup venues, have been receiving only 45p an hour or £4.90 ($8.20, €6.20) a day....

Time to stop shirking over too cheap t-shirts - news

Is it a chicken and egg situation this whole cheap t-shirt, cheap labour, ethical fashion debate? Do we as consumers have to turn around and say we don’t want to buy £3 T-shirts and...

Rights violations ‘systematic’ in Indonesia’s garment industry - news

Overwhelming evidence of “systematic violation” of the right to human dignity suffered by Indonesian garment workers was found by a jury at a two-day public hearing in Jakarta....

Pay workers fairly or lose customers, warns KPMG - news

Consumers will change their buying habits and shop elsewhere if British businesses fail to pay staff a fair wage. According to a survey of more than 1,000 individuals across the UK, most people...

Time to pay the piper over bankers’ bonuses - news

I saw a postcard the other day that stated: “To make the rich work harder you pay them more, to make the poor work harder you pay them less.” It certainly struck a chord given the...

H&M commits to living wage for textile workers - news

Dutch high street fashion chain H&M has committed to paying textile workers in its supply chain the living wage by 2018. At a recent supply chain conference in Berlin, Helena...

Wages come to fore in Bangaldesh supply chain - news

A 77% increase in minimum salary for Bangladeshi garment workers has been proposed by the national wages board. This would fix the monthly minimum at 5,300 takas ($68, £42, €51)....

Fashion brands still failing on safety & wage fronts - news

Despite many high street brands having signed up to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, there are still some notable exceptions. A new campaign by the Trades Union Congress in...

Bangladesh workers’ leader targets London Fashion Week - news

The leader of Bangladeshi garment workers, Amirul Haque Amin, is to address delegates at the TUC’s annual conference demanding a living wage for people making clothes for UK retailers....

Living wage: ethics and economics converge - news

No global supply chains consistently pay a living wage. While food prices and energy costs escalate, the issue of a living wage has become more important – and challenging – than...

Supply chain labour issues ‘a reputational timebomb’ - news

More than a third of companies appear uninterested in supply chain labour conditions, despite the increasing risk the issue poses to corporate reputation and the threat of boycotts and other...

Buying into a world without fashion victims - news

In the first CSR Breakfast roundtable, hosted by Ethical Performance and London-based consultancy Lumina, an invited group of senior fashion industry CSR professionals discussed the ethical...

ETI stands by Asda over ‘poverty wages’ allegations - news

The Ethical Trading Initiative has ruled out suspending Asda’s as one of its members, despite allegations of poverty wages in the UK retailer’s supply chain.   Asda has...

M&S reaches for the sky with update of its Plan A - news

Marks & Spencer has launched a bid to become ‘the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015’ by announcing that it will roll out its Plan A sustainability programme to all...

‘Black holes’ undermine supply chain progress - news

Many manufacturing and retail companies still have huge gaps in their ethical supply chain management programmes, according to a leading global asset management firm. F&C...

University outlines living wage benefits - news

A university college that has introduced a ‘living wage’ for cleaners has published a document outlining the business benefits the decision has brought. Queen Mary, University...

ETI takes tough stance as Primark upsets members - news

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has gained its members’ backing to consider sanctions against the UK clothing retailer Primark over claims of poor labour standards among suppliers....

Pace of change ‘too slow’ on fashion sector wages - news

Most British fashion chains are making only ‘glacial’ progress on improving wages in their supply chains, according to a new analysis by a group of non-governmental organizations and...

Suppliers pressed on wages - news

‘Living wage’ levels for 400 employees have been written into contracts issued to private sector companies by the Greater London Authority Group. The GLA, which includes the...

supply chain watchdog is proposed - news

Supermarkets in Britain should be required to answer to an independent watchdog set up to protect workers in developing countries, a leading poverty charity has proposed. ActionAid makes the...

Levi Strauss resigns over living wage spat - news

Levi Strauss has left the Ethical Trading Initiative after refusing to adopt the ‘living wage’ provision of the ETI’s base code. The clothing manufacturer was suspended from membership in...

ethical trading flagship has had limited impact - news

One of the world’s longest-running ethical supply chain management initiatives has generally led to only minor improvements in workplace standards – or none at all – during its first decade....

let’s not mire ourselves in definitional confusion - news

Should it be CSR or CR? It’s better to change behaviour than the phrases we use, says Sir Geoffrey Chandler The responsibility of companies to society lies in the provision of goods and...

retailers 'need patience' - news

Food retailers need to persevere with sourcing from small farmers in developing countries even if the farmers are not complying with ethical guidelines, the Ethical Trading Initiative has said....

Turkey to be test-bed for new code approach - news

Garment factories in Turkey are to be used as a test-bed for developing a common approach to implementing different codes on ethical labour practices. The factories will participate in trials this...

Novartis takes plunge by setting living wage - news

A Swiss multinational has broken new ground by setting ‘living wage’ levels for staff and contract workers at its sites around the world. Novartis, the third-largest pharmaceuticals group, has...

global flower trade set to adopt social labelling - news

An industry-wide social labelling scheme is to be introduced in Europe by international flower producers and sellers. The organizers of the scheme, called Fair Flowers...

confident ETI begins to expand its horizons - news

The Ethical Trading Initiative is to expand its membership beyond its traditional base of food and clothing companies as part of wider plans to engage more with the outside...

no awards for large firms - news

Large firms are absent from the winners list in this year’s Business Ethics magazine awards. Judges of the 14-year-old US-based awards declared they could find...

code overload causes concern - news

The global plethora of codes of conduct is hampering work by companies trying to improve the ethical performance of their suppliers, according to leading figures in the...

ETI attempts to define a 'living wage' - news

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has proposed a definition of what it believes should constitute a 'living wage'. The definition is designed to help corporate members of...

supply chain monitoring proves to be a long haul - news

Pioneering retailers have established that it is possible to audit the social and environmental performance of their suppliers in developing countries, but an industry consensus on...

supply chain consensus a long way off, warns IBE - news

Companies trying to address ethical issues in their supply chains have been warned it may take up to 15 years to reach a consensus on how to carry out efficient monitoring A new...

university adopts strong labour code - news

The University of California (UCLA) has adopted a new code of conduct designed to make sure its merchandise is not produced in sweatshops. A joint student and staff...

pressure mounts on clothing retailers - news

High street clothes shops are having to pay increasing attention to regular and thorough monitoring of suppliers, as journalists and campaigners join forces to turn the spotlight on...

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Landsec publishes 2017 Sustainability Report - reports

Landsec’s purpose is to provide the right space for its customers and communities – helping businesses to succeed, the economy to grow and people to thrive.

Vancity publishes 7th integrated Annual Report - reports

Vancity’s latest integrated Annual Report, Vancity in 2016: building on our values, demonstrates how being firmly rooted in local communities can deliver strong financial returns. It can...

Marshalls plc: 7th Annual UNGC Communications on Progress Report - reports

Marshalls is the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer supplying superior natural stone and innovative concrete products to the construction, home improvement and...

1st Global Sustainability Report Details Progress of Ambitious Corporate Initiative - reports

C&A announces the publication of its first Global Sustainability Report. The launch of the Report details C&A’s 2015 progress toward the 2020 goals, launched last year. The 2020...

Vancity’s 2015 Annual Report Outlines How Strong Foundations Can Lead to a Sustainable Future - reports

Vancity’s 2015 Annual Report, Strong foundations for a sustainable future, documents the credit union’s sound financial position and unique relationships with local communities. The...

Nationwide Building Society reports on year three of citizenship strategy - reports

Nationwide Building Society is three years into its five-year citizenship strategy and strong progress has been made against the targets it set.

CANARY WHARF GROUP PUBLISHES ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT - reports

“Understanding our contribution to our local and national economies, building positive relationships with our community and protecting the environments we impact, at developments or via...

RBS launches 2014 Sustainability Report: Earning our customers’ trust - reports

In this report, RBS aims to establish clear recognition as a leader in sustainability.

Impactt Conference 2012 - calendar

Finding the Sweet Spot: Smarter ethical trade that delivers more for all An inspired and pragmatic one-day conference focused on making sustainable, worker-led and business-focused changes...

Novartis introduces new Corporate Citizenship website - reports

Novartis just introduced a new website that details the company's citizenship activities, highlighting the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical sector.

A far from standard approach... - bestpractice

During one of those corporate ‘deep, long look at the business’ moments, investment savings business Standard Life realised that it didn’t have that many young people among its...

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