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Workers in a garment factory in Ha Dang. Photo: Respect Vietnam

Ensuring companies stretch themselves: Learning from Oxfams Unilever report

OPINION: Peter McAllister, Executive Director of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), shares with us his thoughts on our recent study on labour rights in Vietnam with Unilever.  ...

A woman cycles to work in Hanoi. Photo credit: Dewald Brand, Miran for Oxfam

Unilever perspective: The importance of innovative partnerships in driving social sustainability

Learning:  Last week we published the results of an unique study conducted with Unilever on labour rights in Vietnam. Here Marcela Manubens, Global VP for Social Impact at Unilever,...

Training for migrant workers in Hanoi, as part of an Oxfam-funded programme designed to empower workers to claim their rights from their employer or local authority.Photo: Oxfam in Vietnam

Words and actions: lessons from Unilever's supply chain

OPINION: Five years ago, Oxfam and Unilever agreed to an unusual collaboration. Oxfam conducted a study on labour rights in Unilever's Vietnam supply chain and operations. Liesbeth Unger...

A ‘chat with management’ session at Unilever’s factory in Cu Chi. There was no dialogue between management and workers when Oxfam’s research team first visited the factory. Photo: Unilever Vietnam.

Labour rights in Unilever’s Vietnam supply chain: what has changed since the first Oxfam study?

LEARNING: Rachel Wilshaw, Ethical Trade Manager for Oxfam, introduces their latest report on labour rights in Vietnam, a unique study done in conjunction with Unilever.  ...

Photo: A small coffee plantation in Honduras, farmers like Francisco are being heavily affected by the impacts of climate change. Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Business must show more commitment and collaboration on climate change

OPINION: At the Paris climate summit there were promising signs from the private sector about taking action on climate change, but the path to a low carbon future is still far from clear....

Sugarcane plantation within Jatayvary Indigenous Land, Ponta Porã, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Credit: Tatiana Cardeal/Oxfam

Will business continue to feed climate change?

OPINION: As business representatives gather for a climate summit in London Irit Tamir explains why the food and beverage sector should play a prominent role in reducing global emissions. ...

Jahanara with neighbours in 36 Bari Colony.

Partnering with IKEA Foundation and local communities for effective emergency response

NEWS: As world leaders and NGOs meet for the World Humanitarian Summit the importance of local organisations in responding to disasters is high on the agenda. Here Alex Lankester, Head of...

Flowers at a pack house in Kenya. Credit: Gerry Boyle/Oxfam

Supplier treatment: why Tesco and other supermarkets should integrate business and ethics

The actions that large companies take to source their products have direct implications for workers in their supply chains. In the wake of a critical report about Tesco's treatment of its suppliers,...

Onion pickers harvest onions in the yellow onion field in Hanareb, Barda, Azerbaijan. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

What is a human worth? Bold commitments from business needed

Business has a key role to play in tackling inequality, but the evidence suggests this isn't happening. Erinch Sahan, Global Adviser on Business and Markets, proposes corporate targets that would...

Tea picking in Mulanje, Southern Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea sector

Together with Oxfam, the Ethical Tea Partnership recently organised a workshop looking at gender mainstreaming in Malawi's tea industry as part of Malawi 2020, a scheme to improve living standards...

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