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Fact Sheet: Zeigt her Eure Schuhe! Soziale und oekologische Auswirkungen von Gerbereien in Uttar Pradesh und Tamil Nadu in Indien

Art.-Nr.: 2017-62

Erscheinungsjahr: 2017

Welche Auswirkungen haben Gerbereien auf die dort beschäftigten ArbeiterInnen, auf lokale Gemeinschaften und die Umwelt? Anhand von Interviews mit ArbeiterInnen und anderen Bevölkerungsgruppen sowie Boden und Wasserproben dokumentiert diese Studie das Ausmaß der Umweltverschmutzung und der Gesundheitsrisiken insbesondere in Verbindung mit der giftigen Chemikalie Chrom VI. Die Feldforschung fand in den beiden indischen Bundesstaaten Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur und Agra) im Norden Indiens und im südindischen Tamil Nadu (Peranambut, Ambur und Chrompet) statt.

(Anton Pieper u.a., 4 Seiten)

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Zeigt her Eure Schuhe! Soziale und oekologische Auswirkungen von Gerbereien in Uttar Pradesh und Tamil Nadu in Indien

Art.-Nr.: 2017-61

Erscheinungsjahr: 2017

Welche Auswirkungen haben Gerbereien auf die dort beschäftigten ArbeiterInnen, auf lokale Gemeinschaften und die Umwelt? Anhand von Interviews mit ArbeiterInnen und anderen Bevölkerungsgruppen sowie Boden und Wasserproben dokumentiert diese Studie das Ausmaß der Umweltverschmutzung und der Gesundheitsrisiken insbesondere in Verbindung mit der giftigen Chemikalie Chrom VI. Die Feldforschung fand in den beiden indischen Bundesstaaten Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur und Agra) im Norden Indiens und im südindischen Tamil Nadu (Peranambut, Ambur und Chrompet) statt.

(Anton Pieper u.a., 36 Seiten)

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Fact Sheet: Watch Your Step. A Study on the Social and Environmental Impacts of Tanneries in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, India

Art.-Nr.: 2017-60

Year of publication: 2017

This study focuses on the impacts of Indian leather tanneries – on nearby communities, on the local environment and on tannery workers. Interviews with workers and other stakeholders were conducted and samples of soil and water around tanneries were collected to document environmental pollution and health hazards, particularly those connected to the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium. The research was carried out in the two Indian states of Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur and Agra) in the North and Tamil Nadu (Peranambut, Ambur and Chrompet) in the South.

(Anton Pieper u.a., 4 Pages)

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Watch Your Step. A Study on the Social and Environmental Impacts of Tanneries in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, India

Art.-Nr.: 2017-59

Year of publication: 2017

This study focuses on the impacts of Indian leather tanneries – on nearby communities, on the local environment and on tannery workers. Interviews with workers and other stakeholders were conducted and samples of soil and water around tanneries were collected to document environmental pollution and health hazards, particularly those connected to the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium. The research was carried out in the two Indian states of Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur and Agra) in the North and Tamil Nadu (Peranambut, Ambur and Chrompet) in the South.

(Anton Pieper u.a., 36 Pages)

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Deutsche Zusammenfassung: How to do better. An exploration of Better Practices within the footwear industry

Art.-Nr.: 2017-58

Erscheinungsjahr: 2017

Ziel des Berichts ist die Verbreitung von Erkenntnissen zu guten Praktiken (Better Practices), Fallbeispielen und Ergebnissen sowie von Beispielen von Akteuren der Schuhindustrie zu nachhaltigen Alternativen. Der Bericht enthält weder Kaufempfehlungen, noch eine Bewertung oder ein Ranking der untersuchten Markenunternehmen. In den vorgestellten Fallbeispielen geht es nicht um Einhaltung von Verordnungen und Gesetzen auf nationaler, internationaler oder EU-Ebene, sondern um bedeutsame Schritte bei der Entwicklung von innovativem und herausragendem Vorgehen, die einen positiven Einfluss auf das Leben der ArbeiterInnen und ihrer Familien haben.

(Anton Pieper u.a., 4 Pages)

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Summary_How to do better. An exploration of Better Practices within the footwear industry

Art.-Nr.: 2017-57

Year of publication: 2017

This report aims to highlight better practices within the shoe and leather industry in relation to both environmental and labour issues. It is designed primarily to share good practice learnings, case studies and results for others to follow and to share with all stakeholders’ examples of sustainable alternatives within the shoe industry. It is not designed to be used as a shopping guide nor does it attempt to rank or rate brands. The brands and cases included represent a snapshot of better practices, and it is not a ranking of the brands. Included cases represent partially a model of the holistic or integrated approach to produce more sustainable footwear. It aims to encourage producers and brands to do better within their own supply chains and to encourage national governments and the EU to strive for improved regulatory standards. At the same time, we hope that this report will also empower workers and trade unions by providing them with better practice examples to use in their own factories, regions, and supply chains.

The Change Your Shoes campaign hopes the cases and recommendations in this report will encourage companies and others to learn from the work being done by others, and that this information will allow greater cooperation between organised worker efforts and brands in moving forward on human rights due diligence.

(Anton Pieper u.a., 40 Pages)

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How to do better. An exploration of Better Practices within the footwear industry

Art.-Nr.: 2017-56

Year of publication: 2017

This report aims to highlight better practices within the shoe and leather industry in relation to both environmental and labour issues. It is designed primarily to share good practice learnings, case studies and results for others to follow and to share with all stakeholders’ examples of sustainable alternatives within the shoe industry. It is not designed to be used as a shopping guide nor does it attempt to rank or rate brands. The brands and cases included represent a snapshot of better practices, and it is not a ranking of the brands. Included cases represent partially a model of the holistic or integrated approach to produce more sustainable footwear. It aims to encourage producers and brands to do better within their own supply chains and to encourage national governments and the EU to strive for improved regulatory standards. At the same time, we hope that this report will also empower workers and trade unions by providing them with better practice examples to use in their own factories, regions, and supply chains.

The Change Your Shoes campaign hopes the cases and recommendations in this report will encourage companies and others to learn from the work being done by others, and that this information will allow greater cooperation between organised worker efforts and brands in moving forward on human rights due diligence.

(Anton Pieper u.a., 40 Pages)

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Giving labour rights the boot. Working conditions in the Turkish shoe industry

Art.-Nr.: 2017-32

Year of publication: 2017

Against the backdrop of the current political climate, compiling a report on a key industrial sector of Turkey’s economy, as well as on the situation currently faced by many of those it employs, is a considerable challenge for a variety of reasons. At present, the country is facing some of its most severe crises in living memory, including the ongoing civil war in neighbouring Syria, a continuing stream of migrants fleeing war-torn areas, disputes with the Kurdish population in the country’s south-east as well as dealing with dramatic shifts in domestic policy, terror attacks and a coup attempt in the summer of 2016. The state is also going through a tempestuous period in its relationship with its political and economic partners in the European Union. Within Turkey, the media, trade unions and civil society are being increasingly subjected to state repression and sanctions; the freedoms of speech and association are now second to the demands of public safety and terror prevention. Whilst these various processes remain relevant, this report will not explore them in greater depth but will focus primarily on the Turkish footwear and leather industry, the evidence produced by research conducted within the country as well as on the relevant structural causes of the established issues. Current political developments will, therefore, only be marginally examined.

(32 Pages)

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Hier läuft was schief. Arbeitbedingungen in der türkischen Schuh- und Lederindustrie

Art.-Nr.: 2017-26

Erscheinungsjahr: 2017

Diese Studie untersucht im Rahmen der Kampagne „Change Your Shoes“ die Situation der ArbeiterInnen in der türkischen Schuh- und Lederindustrie. In der gegenwärtigen Situation einen Bericht über einen wichtigen Industriezweig der Türkei sowie zur Situation der Beschäftigten zu verfassen, ist in vielerlei Hinsicht eine wahre Herausforderung. Das Land ist mehr denn je durchverschiedene Konflikte zerrissen: den andauernden Bürger krieg im Nachbarland Syrien, die Migrationswelle von Kriegsflüchtlingen, die Auseinandersetzungen mit seiner kurdischen Bevölkerung im Südosten des Landes und eine innenpolitische Transformation, Terroranschläge sowie der Putschversuch. Außerdem besteht ein konflikthaftes Verhältnis zu den politischen und wirtschaftlichen Partnern in der Europäischen Union. In der Türkeisehen sich Medien, Gewerkschaften und die Zivilgesellschaft zunehmend staatlichem Druck und Sanktionen ausgesetzt, die Meinungs- und Koalitionsfreiheit wird den Ansprüchen der öffentlichen Sicherheit und Terrorabwehruntergeordnet. Dieser Bericht wird und kann auf diese diversen Prozesse nicht näher eingehen und konzentriert sich auf die türkische Schuh- und Lederindustrie und die Fakten der Vor-Ort-Recherche sowie strukturell bedingte Ursachen für die eruierten Probleme. Aktuelle Entwicklungen werden daher nur zum Teil mit berücksichtigt.

(32 Seiten)

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Fact Sheet: The real cost of our shoes. A journey into the supply chain of three global shoe brands

Art.-Nr.: 2017-20

Year of publication: 2017

The Real Cost of Our Shoes’ investigates the production and supply chain of Tod’s, Prada, and Geox, three major global footwear brands. It reveals continuously changing global production routes; where the mobility of capital, combined with outsourcing strategies, has created the perfect environment for continuously adapting products to consumers’ tastes and pockets, while driving working conditions and pay downwards.

(8 Pages)

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