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Just why are Conflict Minerals disclosures important to investors, business leaders, consumers, workers and local mining communities? Our new, in-depth infographic demonstrates just how important private sector actions are when trying to achieve a conflict-free supply chain and improve the lives of mining communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and neighboring countries.

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Change: It’s in Your Hands

Change: It’s in Your Hands

The Body Shop, a UK based cosmetic company rooted in the belief that business can be a force for good, is entering the final month of its “Enrich not Exploit” campaign. Until the end of June, The Body Shop is selling a Limited Edition Hemp Hand Protector, where a portion of the proceeds goes toward a cause of your choice, allowing you to enrich the world with your pocketbook.

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2016 Copenhagen Fashion Summit: Closing the Loop in the Fashion Industry

2016 Copenhagen Fashion Summit: Closing the Loop in the Fashion Industry

Earlier this month, Founder and Director of Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), Patricia Jurewicz, attended the fourth biannual Copenhagen Fashion Summit, a culmination of a week’s worth of panels, meetings, and discussions on sustainable fashion. The Summit, held on May 12th in the beautiful Copenhagen Concert Hall, was organized by the Danish Fashion Institute on behalf of the Nordic Fashion Association under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

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BSpring Blossoms of Human Rights Awareness

Conflict Minerals Leaders are Problem Solvers

RSN participated in a recent webinar hosted by ethiXbase; RSN, Intel, and GAM discussed some of the obstacles these leading companies have overcome on their path to conflict-free, and how they strengthened relationships with key actors in the supply chain.

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BSpring Blossoms of Human Rights Awareness

Spring Blossoms of Human Rights Awareness

With spring comes new life, and this spring brings awareness of the many lives affected every day by the materials we use. Woolworths Holdings is not letting grass grow under its feet when it comes to forced labor in Uzbekistan.

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Be American and Support Freedom!

Be American and Support Freedom!

Generation Freedom is a campaign RSN joined to collect signatures and send a message to our presidential candidates that freedom is a priority and it is time to end human trafficking. The next President of the United States has an historic opportunity to use the power of the Oval Office to help eradicate modern slavery here at home and around the world.

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OECD's Draft Garment Due Diligence Just Released

OECD’s Draft Garment Due Diligence Just Released

The OECD just released a draft of its Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector. It is open for public consultation through March 7, 2016.

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Info to Address Modern Day Slavery

Info to Address Modern Day Slavery

RSN Director frequently presents in public events to assist stakeholders to understand new anti-slavery legislation, guidance documents, technologies, and benchmarks. So far in 2016 she has presented in a webinar and an in-person forum in San Francisco; with more events planned.

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Intel is a 'Conflict-Free Company' by Engaging in the DRC, Not Avoiding It.

Intel is a “Conflict-Free Company” by Engaging in the DRC, Not Avoiding It.

Intel has taken a harder but more responsible route with its conflict minerals activities. It is one of the few companies linking its risk mitigation efforts to outcomes in DRC mining communities, which earned it a top-rank in RSN’s Mining the Disclosures 2016.

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BJ's Wholesale Club Signs Cotton Pledge

BJ’s Wholesale Club Signs Cotton Pledge

RSN would like to commend BJ’s Wholesale Club for signing our Cotton Pledge and making its commitment public via a press release and directly informing its club members. 

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Cotton Pledge Support from Down Under!

Cotton Pledge Support from Down Under!

The New Year got off to a fantastic start for the Cotton Pledge, because our pledge has made it Down Under!  RSN welcomes 2016 with a big g’day to Super Retail Group, David Jones, and other Aussie brands and retailers.

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Shop Conflict-Free This Holiday Season

Shop Conflict-Free This Holiday Season

Shopping for that perfect gift? No matter what gift you give or how perfect it may be, check out our ranking of companies that are working to source “conflict-free” from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Costco Pushes Cotton Pledge Signatories to 200!

Costco Pushes Cotton Pledge Signatories to 200!

We would like to congratulate Costco, the most recent signatory to our Cotton Pledge, for making a commitment against forced labor! With Costco and its brand Kirkland on board, the total number of pledge signatories has surpassed 200!

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Bangladesh Decreases Its Use of Uzbek Cotton

Bangladesh Decreases Its Use of Uzbek Cotton

A study shows that the amount of Uzbek cotton Bangladesh imported in 2014 decreased to 721,086 bales. This makes up only 21% of Bangladesh’s cotton imports, a far cry from the 63% market share Uzbekistan held in 2006.

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