Social criteria in public procurement have had a demonstrable effect on improvements in labour rights in the surgical instruments manufacturing sector in Pakistan.
The Rana Plaza collapse resulted in two audit-focused initiatives. With inspections completed an important milestone for a sustainable garment industry in Bangladesh has been reached.
Millions of children are linked to international clothing companies’ production. Although many companies have developed their sustainability efforts with regard to human rights, they lack a child rights...
The election results in Colombia are expected to attract more Swedish investors. The conflict in Colombia heightens the risk for adverse human rights impacts in relation to business activities.
Forced labour and violations of human rights have taken place in direct connection with the organising of the Ice Hockey World Championships in Belarus.
The preparations of the Olympic Games in Sochi have had negative impact on human rights, mainly the rights of migrant workers in connection to the building of arenas and overall infrastructure.
The sustainability work initiated by Systembolaget is ambitious and important. There are however no clear signs of improvements at the vineyards where the risks for adverse human rights impacts are most severe.
Pineapples imported to Sweden from Costa Rica are most likely grown using pesticides harmful to both people and the environment.
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