Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Maquila Solidarity Network criticizes Wal-Mart Mexico's social responsibility reporting

Company needs to improve reporting and underlying policies, particularly on labour rights and environment:

A new report by MSN and Red Puentes Mexico examining Wal-Mart Mexico's (Walmex) CSR reporting, finds weaknesses in the company's reporting and practices, particularly in the areas of labour rights and the environment.

"Walmex needs to better address underlying policy issues such as the presence of protection contracts in most of its retail outlets, its treatment of over 23,000 "volunteer" youth baggers and the lack of consultation with civil society stakeholders on social and environmental issues," says Beatriz Lujan, of the Authentic Labour Front, a member organization of Red Puentes Mexico.

"We look forward to working with Walmex in an effort to improve the company's CSR reporting and its social and environmental policies and practices based on the report's recommendations," says Lynda Yanz of MSN.

See MSN report finds holes in Wal-mart de Mexico's CSR reporting and underlying policies posted on their website December 7, 2010 for more information and links.

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