Monthly Archives: January 2012

Global Compact – Principle Four

“Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.” What does Forced and Compulsory Labour mean? Forced or compulsory labour is any work or service that is exacted from any person under the menace of any … Continue reading

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Global Compact – Principle Three

“Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.” What does Freedom of Association mean? Freedom of association implies a respect for the right of all employers and all workers to freely … Continue reading

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Northern Thai Ceramics – Sankampaeng – Shaw Collection

‘In 1942, when travelling through the forest near Sankampaeng, I came across fragments of glazed potteries.’ So wrote Kraisri Nimmanahaeminda. Eighty-three small kilns were subsequently discovered. Many rather poor celadon wares were produced; on jars, the small handles were pierced … Continue reading

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Tak Hilltop Burial Sites – Shaw Collection

In September 1984 thousands of ceramic wares appeared in the antique shops of Bangkok, Sukothai and Chiang Mai. There were beautiful large Chinese and Sawankaloke celadons, Ming blue and white bowls, spectacular under-glaze black decorated dishes from Sukothai and Sawankaloke, … Continue reading

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Global Compact – Principle Two

“Businesses should make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.” Complicity Complicity basically means being implicated in human rights abuse that another company, government, individual, group etc is causing. Respecting human rights includes avoiding complicity, which is another … Continue reading

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