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Umberto Bacchi

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

Nov 11 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most big companies operating in sectors at high risk of labor abuses are failing to meet human rights standards set by the United Nations, according to an analysis of 100 major companies published on Monday.

Change the way you do business to tackle labor abuses, big companies told

Nov 02 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big companies too often offload responsibility for tackling labor abuses onto suppliers, while pushing them to cut corners and demanding a quick turnaround, experts said on Friday, calling for a re-think of global business practices.

Fast fashion hurts workers and the environment, British lawmakers told

Oct 30 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should pressurize fashion brands to design clothes that pollute less and are easier to recycle to reduce fast fashion's environmental impact, experts told lawmakers on Tuesday.

UK imposes landmark labor ban on duo who exploited foreign workers

Oct 26 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British court banned a couple convicted of illegally supplying overseas workers from recruiting any more staff, investigators said on Friday, the first time Britain has used such a sanction as the country cracks down on labor abuses and modern slavery.

Britain opens all military roles to women

Oct 25 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain will open all combat roles to women - including elite units and special forces - in a landmark for gender equality in the military, the government said on Thursday.

Victims key to tackling sexual harassment, says U.N. adviser

Oct 19 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top U.N. adviser has urged the global body to put victims at the heart of its efforts to combat sexual harassment, saying it had to do more than pay lip service to zero tolerance.

Whistleblower rounds on UK minister over sex abuse in aid sector

Oct 18 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A charity whistleblower confronted Britain's aid minister on Thursday as she unveiled plans to tackle sex abuse in the sector, saying "fancy new systems" would not wipe out predators.

British charities still failing to report sexual misconduct - watchdog

Oct 17 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British charities have systematically failed to flag up cases of sexual harassment and abuse, with less than one percent reporting a safeguarding incident in the last four years, a watchdog said on Wednesday.

Traffickers use drugs to coerce British addicts into crime - charity

Oct 17 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traffickers are using drugs to force a growing number of British people - often homeless or mentally ill - to work for them, a charity supporting victims of modern slavery said on Wednesday.

World could feed itself if people ate less meat, cut waste: study

Oct 10 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world could feed its growing population without causing irreparable damage to the environment if people ate less meat, halved food waste and adopted better farming practices, scientists said on Wednesday.

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