Building a Rights Culture: How Workers can Lead Change in Thai Seafood

Publication Date: 

March 7, 2016
Egregious labor rights abuses, including forced labor and human trafficking, have been documented across Thailand’s seafood sector in dozens of reports over more than a decade. Recently, unprecedented international attention on Thailand’s seafood industry, particularly the plight of migrant workers who make up the majority of the workforce, has prompted a flurry of action from governments, exporters and Western brands that sell Thai seafood.

Ongoing Safety Delays at H&M Suppliers in Bangladesh

Publication Date: 

January 28, 2016

An updated analysis of current safety action plans for H&M’s strategic suppliers in Bangladesh reveals that, four months after the last report, H&M is still far behind in meeting its commitments. All but one of these factories remain behind schedule, relative to deadlines mandated by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord), nearly one thousand required renovations have still not been completed, and H&M has made insufficient progress in correcting the most life-threatening safety violations such as the installation of adequate fire exits.

Analysis: H&M’s Response to Report on Safety at Bangladesh Supplier Factories

Publication Date: 

October 13, 2015

H&M’s response to our recent report on its worker safety failures in Bangladesh is replete with false and misleading statements, demonstrating that the company remains unwilling to address the issue in a serious and forthright manner. We assess herein various claims made by H&M, concerning our report and concerning the delays in safety renovations at its supplier factories in Bangladesh, relative to the deadlines imposed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.[1]

Printable Halloween cocoa cards - 2015

Publication Date: 

October 11, 2015

Over 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, where cocoa farming families, with an average of 6 people, live on roughly $2 per day. As a result, over 2 million children are relied on to harvest the cocoa crop each year. 

This Halloween, distribute better chocolate to trick-or-treaters, and spread awareness about the issue with these Halloween cards we developed with our ally Green America.

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Evaluation of H&M Compliance with Corrective Action Plans for Strategic Suppliers in Bangladesh

Publication Date: 

October 1, 2015

The following report evaluates and analyzes publicly available information regarding the level of progress H&M has achieved in addressing safety hazards in its factories in Bangladesh. The data is derived from factory inspection reports and Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) publicly disclosed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and posted on the organization’s website.