Bangladesh

Ford, General Motors, Hormel, Marriott, Michael Kors Step Up to Stop Supply Chain Corruption

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems…

Bangladesh Claims Global Leadership in Garment Transparency

According to a coalition of trade industry groups, NGOs and academics, Bangladesh will soon have the world’s most transparent garment industry, due to…

Clean Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People Worldwide

According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much…

UK Study: Fair Trade Cotton 1/5 Ecological Impact of Conventional Textiles

The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the…

H&M to Boost Digital Payments For Supply Chain Workers

H&M will join the United Nation’s Better Than Cash Alliance, which aims to scale digital payments for factory workers and lift them out…

India’s Air Pollution Catching Up to China as Worst on Earth

According to a recent study, India’s air is becoming the deadliest on Earth -- outpacing even China, which loses over a million people…

Outcry Grows Against Bangladesh Coal Plant and Threat to Rare Bengal Tiger

A planned coal-fired plant in Bangladesh would be located near the world’s largest mangrove forest, which is home to endangered species such as…

Early Warning Systems Reveal Child Labor in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Earlier this year, two mobile telephone systems launched in Bangladesh that now allow workers to anonymously report signs of human trafficking, delayed wages…

Gap Inc. Takes a Stand on Supplier Transparency

Gap Inc. plans to publicly release a list of its supplier factories, making it far easier for stakeholders and NGOs to assess environmental…

In the Age of Terror, What About Impact?

Individuals have a greater power to create change than ever before in human history. Alas this holds true for negative change as well.…

Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…

Data Mapping Improves Compliance and Transparency in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

One data project underway at a leading university in Bangladesh shows promise in helping those vested in the country’s garment sector to bolster…

Three Years After Rana Plaza, Worker Safety Improves in Bangladesh

One significant outcome of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse is the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Rob Wayss, the…

U.S. Court Dismisses Rana Plaza Lawsuit

A Delaware judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major U.S. retailers by the family of a garment worker who died in the…

Bangladesh’s Growing Coal Deals Prompt Criticism, Protests over Environment

Last week, Bangladeshi police opened fire on a crowd of people protesting two new coal plants, killing four demonstrators. The gruesome act prompts…