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Etireno: not the end of the story

Etireno: not the end of the story

June 01, 2001

‘Etireno’ was the ‘slave ship’ off Benin, which hit the headlines in April. ‘Etireno’ means ‘end of story’ – ironic, for an incident which marks a new chapter in the history of corporate supply-chain issues. In the first of two articles, Mick Blowfield and Alison Gulliford examine why.

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Suppliers: prioritising issues in the value chain

Suppliers: prioritising issues in the value chain

June 01, 2001 A missing Nigerian ship in April prompted a massive debate about child labour in West Africa. Implications for companies are far-reaching - and whilst it pays to listen to critics, companies themselves are ultimately the ones best equipped to tackle the issues. Read more >
Human rights: stop denying responsibility

Human rights: stop denying responsibility

October 01, 1999 Peter Frankental from Amnesty International UK argues that companies must overcome their state of denial on human rights, if they are to manage risk effectively and comply with principles in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read more >
Comment: Putting a human face to global markets

Comment: Putting a human face to global markets

February 01, 1999 Addressing the World Economic Forum at Davos, UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, challenged the international business community to enter a compact of shared values, to show the human face of global markets. In fact, some industries have already made a start Read more >
Companies get tough

Companies get tough

October 01, 1997 Over the summer, several multinationals had the confidence, to defend their shareholders' interests by engaging vigorously with the wider community. In the UK, the Hampel Committee missed the point. Read more >