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Addison Lee drivers challenge clients to uphold UN pledges 

Addison Lee drivers challenge clients to uphold UN pledges  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Taxi drivers are ramping up a campaign for better pay and union recognition from Addison Lee by challenging the company’s major corporate clients to uphold commitments signed under a UN accord obliging them to use ethical suppliers.

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World backs data 'revolution' in global anti-slavery drive

World backs data 'revolution' in global anti-slavery drive | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A global agreement to map and count the victims of forced labour is a landmark that activists say will revolutionise efforts to free millions of people around the world from modern slavery.

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Much is being done in terms of international and national regulations to eradicate modern slavery, and businesses worldwide are becoming increasingly committed to sustainable procurement. However, to make a real difference, more emphasis needs to be placed on truly understanding the plight of the people who end up in forced labor.

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Most big companies failing U.N. human rights test, ranking shows

Most big companies failing U.N. human rights test, ranking shows | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Most big companies operating in sectors at high risk of labour abuses are failing to meet human rights standards set by the United Nations, according to an analysis of 100 major companies published on Monday. From tackling child labour to ensuring equal treatment for women, U.N. principles require all businesses prove they are committed to human rights and treat workers fairly. But an analysis of more than 100 major apparel, agricultural and extraction firms by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), a British charity, found many had little to show for.

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