Bata runs more than 25 manufacturing centres in 20 countries, though most facilities are located in India. Founded in 1894 by Tomas Bata.
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The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 1/5.
[Source 2018][More on Forests]
Bata's Mexican subsidiary has been criticised by the Industriall Global Union for attempting to close its unionized plant illegally and shift production to homeworkers or small workshops. Bata is also accused of grave violations of trade union rights of its employees in Malaysia, Kenya and South Africa.
[Source 2013][More on Workers Rights]
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