A new report to help brands identify high risk cotton and trace the origin of the cotton in their products so they can eliminate cotton linked to forced or child labor, particularly in Uzbekistan where the government orchestrates forced adult and child labor. Download Report >>>
RSN Report: Resource Sharing in the DRC Examining the Role of Trusts
This report examines the potential of Trusts to assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC or Congo) as a useful organizational structure that could help tackle some of its current challenges such as food scarcity, land insecurity, and disempowerment of women. Download Report >>>
RSN Director, Patricia Jurewicz spoke at Ethical Sourcing Forum
Patricia Jurewicz, RSN Director caught up with 3BL Media at the Ethical Sourcing Forum hosted by Intertek on March 7th and 8th, 2013.
CNN Reports on Child Labor in Uzbek Cotton Industry
The problem of forced labor in the Uzbek cotton industry is the topic of an investigative report by CNN aired on February 21, 2013. RSN Director Patricia Jurewicz makes opening remarks.
Your company has signed the Cotton Pledge?
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Nike Signs Cotton Pledge
We are thrilled that Nike and its brands Hurley and Converse have signed the cotton pledge. Well played!! See the current list of pledge signees here >>>
What’s Needed: An Overview of Multi-Stakeholder and Industry Activities to Achieve Conflict-Free Minerals
This white paper authored by Karen Sumie Runde and Nicole Sowers and edited by Patricia Jurewicz is a comprehensive overview of initiatives for investors and companies and emphasizes a holistic approach to solving the problem.
How Business Can Achieve a Conflict-Free Congo
Investors Write to Commisioners to Express Opposition to the Lawsuit
We write to express our opposition to the lawsuit filed against the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act on Conflict Minerals Read letter >>>
MSG Statement on the Challenge to Conflict Minerals Rule
A Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) made up of 39 companies, investors, and NGOs issued a statement to reiterate their commitment to take steps to stop conflict minerals from the Congo regardless of the lawsuit. Read statement >>>
Building Momentum: Cotton Pledge Signatures Past 120 and Growing Daily
Companies and brands continue to say No to modern slavery in Uzbekistan. See the latest signatories. Cotton Pledge >>>