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December 1, 2005

More companies disclose factories

Finally some major brand-name apparel and footwear companies are responding to the call for greater transparency and accountability

June 10, 2003

Conference Board report on ETAG disclosure proposal

The Conference Board of Canada's response to ETAG's disclosure proposal largely dismisses the proposal. Unfortunately the report demonstrates a lack of understanding of that proposal or its objectives, a lack of concrete alternatives, and a disturbing bias against union representation.

July 24, 2008

Nike releases factory list for Beijing 2008 Olympics

On July 10, 2008, following the Ethical Trading Forum in Vancouver at which transparency and Olympic licensing was debated with companies, trade unions, NGOs and Olympic organizers, Nike publicly released the full list of factories that produced its products for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

September 25, 2005

Disclosure Campaign

The Ethical Trading Action Group's proposal for factory disclosure regulations gets the cold shoulder from Canada's Industry Minister.

February 24, 2003

ETAG delivers tens of thousands of clothing labels to Industry Minister Allan Rock

Representatives of the Ethical Trading Action Group (ETAG) delivered tens of thousands of clothing labels and petitions signed by over 20,000 Canadians to the office of Industry Minister Allan Rock.