Walmart In The 90's

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In the 90's there was a huge outcry when many large companies such as Nike and Reebok were found to use factories that violated worker rights (Balko 2003). Wal-Mart had garments made with child labour in Bangladesh (Organic 2007). Kathy Lee Gifford was producing her line of clothing in Honduras, employing under age girls (Organic 2007). These were top news stories and global campaigns were launched to boycott these companies. A "Just don't do it" campaign was launched to increase awareness of poor conditions in Nike factories. Protests and boycotts affected the bottom line of these companies and they began to adopt codes of conduct which banned underage workers and forced overtime, promoted safety policies and improved environmental practices

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