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Category Archives: Human rights

Fairphone shakes up electronics brands

Over the last months, Rank a Brand has performed a major checkup of the electronics sector, in collaboration with Milieudefensie (the Dutch chapter of Friends of the Earth International). Whereas the labour conditions and environmental problems in the garment industry hit the news daily last year, times were relatively quiet for the electronics industry. Undeserved, because the electronics […]

Foxconn: Why are we only picking on Apple?

Hurrah! Apple has announced that it will be forcing the infamous Foxconn to work with independent auditors from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to improve conditions in its Chinese mega-factories. But there are two reasons why it’s a little too soon to celebrate. The first one is obvious: the audits have barely begun, so there […]

Brands commit to clear Chinese waters

Remember Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign – “Adidas and Nike need to detox”? The aim of this campaign is to put a halt on water pollution by fashion brands and their textile factories. Greenpeace is calling on all clothing brands to comply with and live up to the statements described in the Zero Discharge Commitment. To do […]

The story behind Zara's human rights score

What happened? In August 2011, popular fashion brand Zara was all over the news. It was being accused by the Brazilian Ministry of Labour of human rights violations. The complaints were caused by the poor working conditions in a sewing studio in Brazil, in which workers had to work for 14 hours a day in […]

Dark, dark chocolate from Ivory Coast

Tweet Just how green and fair are Nutella, Toblerone, Snickers, Bounty or Milka? It’s not long before you’ll be able to check – we’re planning to publish their rankings pretty soon. And it looks like we’re going to have more to feel guilty about than just a few stolen calories. Chocolate’s sweetness is only matched […]