Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Finally, they just did it

" After years of criticism over its labor practices abroad, Nike Inc. is disclosing for the first time the names and locations of more than 700 factories that produce its sneakers, apparel and other products." (from LA times)

" The broader question lies with retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target. Such companies say they monitor their contractor factories for labor abuses -- but unlike Nike and Reebok, which submit to independent audits, the results of the retailers' inspections aren't disclosed to any outsiders. And neither are their factory locations." (more detailed, from BusinessWeek)

My initial source was CBC news (not the website, this is so 'new' that neither CBC, nor CNN has this story up yet).

While this could just be bowing to pressure from activist groups instead of a decision based on understanding and sincerity, I'll take what I can get. This could be good. :)

(related. Bad news, but important to know it)


Blogger Cosd said...

Since no one else commented on this I'll say...

Thanks for the news.

2:10 PM  

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