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Dleather workers matter? Violating Labour Rights and Environmental Norms in India’s Leather Production

Herausgeber_in: India Committee of the Netherlands
Autor_in: Rosanne Hoefe, The Netherlands (Utrecht)

Schlagwörter: Arbeitsbedingungen, Arbeitsplatzsicherheit, Arbeitsrechtsverletzungen, Arbeitszeiten, Befragung, Chemikalien, Diskriminierung, Gesundheitliche Schäden, Heimarbeit, Kinderarbeit, Leder, Lederproduktion, Lohn, ökologischer Fußabdruck, Prekäre Arbeitsbedingungen, Südindien, Tamil Nadu

The environmental impact of the leather industry is well known, with tanning being one of the most polluting industries in the world. Waste water from tanneries often contains high amounts of acids, salts and heavy metals. These toxic chemicals alsnegatively impact the health of workers, as has been documented by Human Rights Watch and many others. The short film ‘The Toxic Price of Leather’ by Sean Gallagher, for instance, strikingly illustrates the harmful effects on people and environment of extreme pollution caused by tanneries of the city of Kanpur, the biggest producer and exporter of leather goods in India. Less known are the many other sustainability and human rights issues related tthe leather and footwear production in India. This report explores labour conditions in the leather industry that are related tdeep-rooted social inequalities in Indian society. It highlights underlying structural issues that impact the labour conditions in the leather industry in India: caste and gender discrimination. ICN feels that tackling these structural social conditions is a crucial prerequisite for the success of any CSR initiative in the Indian leather industry.

Erscheinungsjahr: 2017

Umfang: 52 Seiten

Sprache: Englisch

Zielgruppe: Erwachsene

Medien: Hintergrundinformationen

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