The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel industry’s efforts to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. While Adidas scored relatively high, most of the world’s largest apparel companies are laggards on labor and human rights.
Author: Leon Kaye
This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year. Its investments have led to $3.5 billion in infrastructure spending over the past several years.
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Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and “fair trade” may soon start seeing another label on products – and a politically loaded one at that. France recently announced that it will require goods made in Israeli settlements to have a clear label on their packaging.
Bonded labor has become common across India’s garment sector, as suppliers seek to keep costs down in a hyper-competitive industry. Within this sector, a corrupt system entraps as many as 120,000 young women and girls annually.
Amnesty International describes the global palm oil industry as a “disgrace.” Lands continue to be cleared for plantations, where workers — some of them children — are pushed to the brink and paid grossly unfair wages, the group insists.
Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations to learn about their challenges, as well as how they scaled over time.
Many citizens do not want to be told there are mostly winners and a few losers in globalization, and that a rapidly changing economy means they’ll have to change industries and careers several times during our working lives.
As the natural gas boom continues and renewable prices fall, it’s economics — not regulation — that nudges utilities away from coal-fired power plants.
More human resources professionals are suggesting that companies adopt name-blind recruitment to avoid unconscious bias. Could it work?
India plans to eliminate two of its most circulated banknotes in an effort to increase transparency and stamp out corruption. But the move may end up causing more misery for the country’s poor.
A company in the United Kingdom says it has a cost-effective solution to recycle disposable coffee cups. And a trial run of its products in Australia may reveal an answer for increasing waste diversion efforts worldwide.
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