On April 24, 2017, the collapse of the eight-storey building complex Plaza Rana in Dhaka, Bangladesh, marked its fourth anniversary. Along with two devastating fires in the textile factories Ali Enterprises in Pakistan and Tazreen in Bangladesh, in which factory workers were burnt alive, the symptomatic inhuman working conditions in the garment industry were revealed. The newly published report, “Follow the Thread: The Need for Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry” calls on the fashion industry to increase transparency in global supply chains in the garment industry, and indicates cases where a substantial need for action remains. ... →
As reported by Facing Finance in February 2017, a Nigerian Court has ruled that Shell and Eni have to cede the license (Oil Prospecting License 245) for an oil block including more than nine billion barrel of crude reserves after an investigation by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission into how they purchased the block.
In 2011 Shell and Eni purchased the Oil Block from “Malabu Oil and Gas”, a company secretly owned by the corrupt former oil minister Dan Etete who transferred the rights of OPL 245 to his own company back in 1998. ... →