22 Jun '11, 2am

#CSR in the WikiLeaks Age by Francesca Rheannon

06.21.2011 - 10:01PM Category: Corporate Social Responsibility CSR in the WikiLeaks Age By Francesca Rheannon WikiLeaks revelations aren't just about politics but also about how well corporate practices conform to stated CSR goals. The news broke several weeks ago the suppliers of several major U.S. apparel companies had convinced the Obama Administration to kill a plan by the Haitian Parliament to raise the country's minimum wage. According to U.S. State Department cables furnished by WikiLeaks to the Haitian weekly, Haïti Liberté and reported on by The Nation , contractors for Levi-Strauss, Fruit of the Loom and Hanes "worked in close concert with the U.S. Embassy when they aggressively moved to block a minimum wage increase for Haitian assembly zone workers, the lowest-paid in the hemisphere." Haitian lawmakers passed an increase in the minimum wage to 62 cents per hour...

Full article: http://www.csrwire.com/csrlive/commentary_detail/4737-CSR...

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