BERLIN, Jun 29 (IPS) – Many products these days come with the promise that workers and communities all along their supply line  are protected from abuse  under a particular standard or code of conduct. Since the United Nations adopted the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights a decade ago, a plethora of such certification systems have emerged, including for  mining  and connected industries ranging from cars to jewelry and electronics.Read the full story, “Does a New Gold Standard Really Protect Miners?”, on globalissues.org →

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