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Published on Friday, 21 October 2016

PR-focused CSR sector slammed in UN report

Written by John Mowbray

GENEVA - A new United Nations report has slammed the multi-million dollar global corporate social responsibility (CSR) industry has having had no discernible impact on worker rights. The report suggests that while CSR initiatives are great for public relations purposes, yet their voluntary nature means they have, "little measurable impact on promoting assembly and association rights." The report cites the case of the Ali Enterprises garment factory fire which killed nearly 300 workers only days after it had been audited and certified in 2012.


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