Parker has now stated his policy. I agree with much of what Parker writes about the grey areas eating together, friendships, etc. The more important question is that junkets have to be avoided if wine writers are going to be taken seriously. Finance a trip and accommodations and you are stuffing money into the pockets of a journalist.
But do these campaigns really make any difference? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is yes. In the new Olympic special edition of Ethical Consumer magazine the spotlight is on Nike and the impact that 20 years of campaigning has had in changing the corporate culture of one of the world's biggest sportswear brands.
It's worth remembering that in the s the global boycott campaign of Nike was so successful that it has now become an object lesson in how giant corporations can be brought to account by ordinary consumers. With the campaign scoring a direct hit on Nike's bottom line, the corporation today operates with an openness and transparency that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago.
For example on the Fair Labor Association website it's possible to read more than reports of Nike factory inspections conducted by independent third parties. Problems still exist in Nike's supply chain and the company still doesn't make publicly available all supplier factory information, meaning that Nike is unlikely to be recommended as an Ethical Consumer best buy company any time soon.
However, according to Harrison, Nike should be credited: Just how far the sportswear industry has come was neatly illustrated last summer when Greenpeace launched its Detox Challenge which targeted global brands including Nike and Adidas with the aim of stopping their suppliers from dumping toxic chemical waste into waterways around the world.
Within a matter of weeks Nike produced a plan to go toxics-free free by with similar plans announced in the same record-breaking time by Adidas and Puma with more companies falling in line later on.
Without even breathing the word "boycott" campaigners were able to steer companies to a place they were happy with.
Sadly no, as groups such as War On Want and Playfair attest. They've been actively targeting Olympic sponsor Adidas for its alleged sweatshop abuses. Anna McMullen from Labour Behind the Label explains that the clothing industry is far from being sweat-shop free:And what about Bob?
Citing the need for stronger leadership, Dole added, “Somebody has to stand up and say, ‘We’re not going to do this.’ I grew up in an Eisenhower-Republican household.
We also sat on a panel on ethics of writing with and about the incarcerated. people who work and are incarcerated there can be incredibly satisfying— I’m certainly more aware of social justice issues and of my own privilege since I started this work, and have made so many lasting friendships.
Bob Cowser’s most recent book GREEN.
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During Bob’s first visit with Dr. Marvin, there are a few ethical issues occurring early in the film that I would like to address.
First, the pushing of the book by Dr. Marvin, regardless of the quality of the work, was inappropriate, in my opinion.
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