Publication
14/09/2018
From Words to Deeds
Pilot project on social responsibility with Hansel Ltd and KL-Kuntahankinnat Ltd
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06/08/2018
Working Conditions at IOI Group’s Oil Palm Estates in Sabah, Malaysia

Palm oil giant IOI Group has continued to make improvements to working conditions at its oil palm estates. However, there are still some problems that the company needs to address.



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29/05/2018
The long road to respecting labour rights
Tracing company responses to allegations of abuse in their supply chains

The report details the aftereffects of three different corporate social responsibility scandals in Thailand and documents improvements in the working conditions at Thai Union and Sri Trang Gloves



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17/10/2017
Follow-up study on the working conditions at Wärtsilä’s factory in Khopoli, India

The follow-up report on Wärtsilä's corporate responsibility finds positive developments; however, more should be done to ensure a living wage and to monitor the supply chain.



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12/09/2017
Transparency now
Legal briefing on the disclosure of EU customs data

This legal briefing paper examines the possibilities for the EU to make customs data public for the purpose of increasing transparency and accountability for human rights abuses committed by companies in the context of global value chains.



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07/11/2016
Working conditions at the IOI Group’s oil palm estates in Malaysia
A follow-up study

This report finds that Malaysia-based IOI Group, which has supplied palm oil to Finnish companies, has successfully improved its working conditions in some areas. However, migrant workers still pay enormous recruitment fees, some have been misled during recruitment and not all workers on the estates are even now paid the minimum wage.



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18/10/2016
Brewing up a sustainable coffee supply chain
The social responsibility of coffee roasters and private label coffee in Finland

Finnwatch conducted research at farms and plantations which supply coffee to the Finnish coffee roasters. Problems such as wages insufficient to afford even the most basic standard of living, child labour, discrimination and high recruitment fees were found at all farms and plantations.



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25/05/2016
Breaking the cycle of exploitation
Recommendations for responsible recruitment of migrant workers in Thailand

Recommendations for responsible recruitment of migrant workers in Thailand.



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26/04/2016
Perspectives on the quality of social responsibility monitoring schemes

In the report, 16 certification and auditing schemes used by Finnish companies are compared. Finnwatch is critical towards the schemes for ignoring workers' viewpoints, low quality audits, and shortcomings in regards to transparency and quality of criteria.



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15/12/2015
On the borderline of responsibility
Case studies on the production of Tokmanni’s own imports products in Thailand

The report found illegally low wages in the supply chains of the Nordic discount retailer Tokmanni.



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25/11/2015
Employment available in exchange for debt
Working conditions in the Thai broiler industry

A report on working conditions in poultry industry in Thailand. The report has been conducted in cooperation with Swedwatch and MWRN.



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13/10/2015
Socially responsible medical gloves?
Follow-up report on the working conditions at Siam Sempermed

Finnwatch's follow-up report tells about the continuing abuse of labour rights at Siam Sempermed medical glove factory in Thailand. Several hospital districts across Finland use gloves made at Siam Sempermed.



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03/06/2015
Follow-up Study
Improvements at Tuna Fish Factories in Thailand

Thai factories in international spotlight that produce tuna for the European markets have improved working conditions, according to this follow-up report published by Finnwatch. The report is part of the Supply Change -project. 



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16/04/2015
In High-tech's Backyard
Labour Rights as a Part of Wärtsilä’s Value Chain

Finnwatch investigated Wärtsilä’s activities in Mozambique and India for the span of one year. The now published report is the organization's most extensive investigation concerning a single corporation.



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17/03/2015
The New Law of the Jungle?
Responses by certification schemes and the IOI Group to Finnwatch's Law of the Jungle report

A Finnwatch report on the responsibility of palm oil published in September 2014 has resulted in measures that will improve working conditions at IOI Group-owned estates. IOI is a palm oil supplier for Neste Oil and Paulig. In this follow-up report, Finnwatch praises already implemented measures, but adds that these alone will not be enough.



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13/02/2015
A living wage, a human right
A model for calculating a living wage and related recommendations

This report compares different methods for calculating a living wage. Based on the most developed methods, the report’s conclusions include a detailed framework, which companies can use to calculate a living wage in developing countries.



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17/12/2014
Books from China
Working conditions at the Hung Hing Heshan Printing Factory

The move of print production work to China with cheap workforce has set new challenges for publishing houses, which must be able to ensure working conditions that respect human and labour rights.



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24/10/2014
Pensions funded by tax money from abroad?
Tax responsibility of Finnish pension fund investments

Report finds that Finnish pension funds tend to ignore the global tax responsibility.



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16/09/2014
The Law of the Jungle
Corporate responsibility of Finnish palm oil purchases

Neste Oil and Paulig Group palm oil supplier IOI Group suspected of serious labour rights violations in Malaysia. 



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30/03/2014
CARING FOR HANDS, NOT WORKERS
Labour conditions in Siam Sempermed factory, Thailand

Siam Sempermed suspected of not paying legally mandated minimum wages to workers in the factory's glove packing department and forcing workers to work excessive amounts of overtime.



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28/01/2014
OUT OF A DITCH, INTO A POND
Follow-up Research on the Effects of the Finnwatch Report Cheap Comes With A High Price (2013)

The Finnwatch report Cheap Comes With A High Price, that was published in January 2013, revealed serious problems in Finnish retailers’ tuna and pinepple product supply chains in Thailand. This follow-up report looks into potential improvements in Finnish retailers’ responsibility policies as well as existing operations and conditions of the previously investigated Thai factories.



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07/01/2014
Empire of Mailboxes
Finnish holding companies in tax havens

Twenty biggest Finnish companies, measured by turnover, have 225 subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and in other tax havens that offer services for foreign companies. Report's executive summary is in English.



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Publication
29/10/2013
No information no revenues?
Outotec, Attendo and responsible tax practices

This report covers international initiatives that aim to curb aggressive tax planning. It also takes a more indepth look at tax practices of Attendo, a heavyweight in the healtcare field, and Outotec, a corporation that exports mining technology to developing countries.

 



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09/02/2013
Stora Enso and Human Rights
CASE: Labor Rights in Stora Enso Inpac India

Despite the human rights risk assessment done by the company prior to the acquisition of the Stora Enso Inpac India factory, the study shows that improvements implemented were late and far from enough. The executive summary is written in English.



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05/12/2012
From Congo with (No) Blood
Recent developments relating to the sourcing of conflict-free minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This reports gives an overview of recent developments relating to the Congolese conflict mineral issue at different levels. The focus is on initiatives aiming to improve human rights and due diligence practices.The report is written by Finnwatch and Swedwatch.



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Publication
31/10/2012
Mobile responsibility?
A look on the human rights and sustainability practices DNA, Elisa and TeliaSonera.

Despite of improvements, the Finnish telephone operators still lack in their responsibility practises.



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Publication
23/10/2012
Child labour and dangerous chemicals
Challenges of natural rubber production in Asia

The report, made in collaboration between Finnwatch and Danwatch, examines rubber production in Asia. It comprises a literary review, a survey research targeting hospital districts and rubber companies as well as a qualitative field investigation in Indonesia and Malaysia.



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Publication
13/09/2011
Phony Equality
Labour standards of mobile phone manufacturers in India

Extremely low salaries and temporary contracts are issue workers face daily in Indian electronic industry. Finnwatch's makeITfair-report investigates working conditions in Nokia's factory and its suppliers factories in Salcomp, Flextronics and Foxconn factories in Chennain area.



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Publication
28/02/2011
Game console and music player production in China
A follow-up report on four suppliers in Guangdong

A follow-up report investigating working conditions four game console and music player suppliers in Guangdong



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Publication
13/10/2010
VOICES FROM THE INSIDE
Local views on mining reform in Eastern DR Congo

Finnwatch's makeITfair report channels local voices from the concerned people and civil society



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Publication
27/09/2010
Coal from The East and and South

A report on the responsibility in energy company purchases in Finland in now available in English. The original report was published in Finnish in September, 2010.



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