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New thinking for responsible companies | Globalization | DW.DE | 20.06.2013

Are workers' rights and environmental protection compatible with profit? Or must companies produce their goods as cheaply as possible to survive? These issues were discussed at the Global Media Forum in Bonn.

Manufacturers of sports shoes and textiles don't have the best reputation: they're often accused of producing their goods cheaply in Asian sweatshops, factories where workers' rights and environmental protection aren't a priority. These products are then marked up and sold with much hype in Europe, the US and elsewhere.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 20th, 2013 at 01:34:23 PM EST
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