March 18, 2009
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) has launched a new campaign focusing on the policies and practices of large global discount retailers including the five largest: Walmart, Tesco, Carrefour, Aldi, and Lidl. The new Better Bargain Campaign targets the purchasing practices of the giant retailers given the profound and ever-increasing power that they wield in the garment retail market.
As part of the campaign the CCC has released the "Cashing In" report on the five largest global discount retailers. The report highlights poor working conditions at suplier garment factories and takes the companies to task for failing to address these problems.