Tag: Finnwatch

Finnwatch wants to ensure human rights for women textile workers in Asia

Women workers at clothing factories in Asia are particularly hard hit during the corona pandemic. Finnish Finnwatch is now looking for a corporate team both at home and at EU level to ensure that human rights are observed in the production chains of the clothing industry in Asia. The pandemic has had a negative effect…

Finnwatch calls out Finnish firms for “unsustainable” cinnamon sourcing in Indonesia

According to a new report recently released by Finnwatch, a Finnish civic organization focused on global corporate responsibility, logging related to harvesting cinnamon threatens Indonesian biodiversity.  Finnwatch examined the origin of cinnamon sold in the Finnish market from Finnish companies such as Meria and Paulig and how its sustainability is monitored. Most of Meira and…

“Thailand’s reputation stained”, Finnwatch’s researcher leaves

Following the latest court decision on 3 November in the criminal defamation case against Finnwatch’s researcher Andy Hall, he has decided to leave the country until the situation could change and he could safely return to continue his work in Thailand. He was quoted by Bangkok Post as saying he feared for his safety amidst…