1512, 2016

Human Rights Day – business and human rights

By |December 15th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

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Originally posted on 08/12/2016 – here

In-house analysis: Ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December, Colleen Theron, founder and director of CLT envirolaw, considers the human rights issues currently facing UK businesses and explains why performance levels are still hard to gauge.

What are the top issues shaping the human rights agenda for your business in […]

1512, 2016

MY POSITIVE LIFE… COLLEEN THERON

By |December 15th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

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This blog was originally posted on the Positive Luxury website, here

 

 

How did you come to work in the area of sustainability?

During my work as an environmental lawyer I was always interested in how legislation might drive company behaviour. So I started reading and researching more about Corporate Social Responsibility/ Sustainability legislation and voluntary initiatives taken […]

1409, 2016

Doe Vs Nestle et al

By |September 14th, 2016|CLT Monthly legal insights, Legal Compliance, Publications|0 Comments

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Nestle and Child Labour

Doe v Nestle et al, US District Court, Central District of California

Nestle are in legal hot water again.  Nestlé, along with Archer-Daniels-Midland and Cargill (the defendants) are being sued by former child slaves for their alleged use as slaves in the harvest of cocoa in Cote d’Ivoire. The three unnamed plaintiffs […]

209, 2016

CAN CHILD LABOUR EVER BE JUSTIFIED? By Vic Manzano, CLT envirolaw

By |September 2nd, 2016|CSR, Legal Compliance, Modern Day Slavery, Publications, supply chains|0 Comments

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Child labour is not a rare occurrence.  It is rife within supply chains. Some businesses are doing all they can to eradicate child labour from their supply chains, some are unaware it could even be a problem whilst others are resistant in addressing the issue.

When we speak about child labour we are not talking about […]

2602, 2016

Is climate change a human rights issue?

By |February 26th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

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Blog Post Written by: Colleen Theron

Paris has been at the center stage of global news over the past two weeks. The issue has not, however, been climate change but the threat of terrorism. The spotlight is turning to the city again as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is starting in Paris and the world is talking […]

1801, 2016

#Wearyourwardrobe: what’s it got to do with modern slavery?

By |January 18th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

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11h00 pm, January, sales. I am about to press the pay button for a new pair of boots. Anyone that knows me will know that shoes are just one of the things that I am victim to in the fashion world. Not a lot of money this pair (well compared to the full price). Nice. […]

801, 2016

2016: What key environmental and human rights trends can we expect for companies?

By |January 8th, 2016|Publications|1 Comment

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2015 was in many ways a seminal year globally in relation to environmental and human rights issues. It was a year where the world witnessed unprecedented environmental issues related to climate change. The year marked the first time the globe ended a year with average temperatures reaching 1°C above pre-industrial levels. Whilst COP 21 was […]

1811, 2015

The Modern Slavery Garden – Press Release

By |November 18th, 2015|Publications|0 Comments

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The nation’s first Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, launched The Modern Slavery Garden.

“Its estimated that between 21 million and 35 million people are in slavery at this very time… In the UK the government estimates there are between 10,000 and 13,000 people in slavery. I think projects like this one which are innovative, which will attract […]