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 2/5.
[Source 2016][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]
Throughout the late 90's, Bata India was plagued by labor problems with frequent strikes and lockouts at its manufacturing facilities.
[Source 2001][More on Workers Rights]
This company is a member of the Leather Working Group, a multi-stakeholder group who's objective is to develop and maintain a protocol that assesses the compliance and environmental performance of tanners and promotes sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry.
[Source 2016][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
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