India Committee of the Netherlands
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Dec 2, 2013:
Shoe companies start tackling child labour and labour rights abuses - Report Working on the Right Shoes (PRESS RELEASE Stop Child Labour):
More than half of the shoe companies have taken significant steps to fight child labour, but there are laggards. This is the conclusion of the Stop Child Labour (SCL) report Working on the Right Shoes which examined 28 Dutch and international footwear companies. The enclosed scorecard explains why Gabor, Lotto Sports, Marks & Spencer, Schoenenreus and Wolky score poorly.
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Dec 13, 2012:
Stop Child Labour welcomes positive steps by shoe companies – much remains to be done (PRESS RELEASE Stop Child Labour):
After a slow start a year ago at this moment 27 of the 28 companies have finally engaged with Stop Child Labour and provided information on their policies and practices on combating child labour and their CSR policies more generally. Quite a few companies have informed us that they will take additional steps to prevent and combat child labour and/or be more transparent about this. Some have already taken concrete steps to this end. The latter varies from simply publishing the code of conduct on their website, mapping of sub-contractors and improving their audit system to making sure that child labour is eradicated and remediation is in place for working children found.
Oct 24, 2012:
Shoe companies are far from being child labour free (PRESS RELEASE Stop Child Labour):
In Europe and elsewhere one can still buy shoes made by children. That is the conclusion of the campaign ‘Stop Child labour – School is the best place to work’ on the basis of research in India. Stop Child Labour specifically suspects four companies – Bata, Bugatti, Clarks and Marks & Spencer of making use of child labour in their Indian supply chain.