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14 January 2002

IMF Metallinternationalen:Italian company the first worldwide to sign with IMF.

Author: Dagens Arbete

Italy's three national metalworkers' unions...signed a code of conduct with Merloni Elettrodomestici S.p.A. on December 17, 2001. Merloni Elettrodomestici...has undertaken to comply with and promote the fundamental principles and rights at work...

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16 November 2001

Court says Italy failed to assess pollution risks

Author: Reuters

The European Court of Justice found Italy failed to fully identify and monitor bodies of water subject to nitrate pollution from livestock farming.

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5 November 2001

Italy court clears chemical firms in cancer trial

Author: Reuters

An Italian court cleared 28 company managers last week of charges ranging from manslaughter to environmental damage brought after more than 250 workers died or fell ill at plants producing a toxic chemical...Environmental groups reacted to the ruling...

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5 November 2001

Montedison to pay 525 bln lire pollution settlement [Italy]

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5 November 2001

Montedison to pay 525 bln lire pollution settlement [Italy]

Author: Reuters

Agro-energy conglomerate Montedison has agreed to pay 525 billion lire ($245.5 million) to clean up environmental contamination at a chemical plant near Venice...The settlement was disclosed a day after 28 former executives of Montedison, and its two...

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30 October 2001

CSR Investment Is Not A Choice [case of Del Monte Kenya]

Author: Toby Kent, independent consultant, in Ethical Corporation Magazine

Was Milton Friedman right in his assertion that the business of business is simply to keep within the law and to maximise profits? Or, does the power of corporations bring with it social responsibilities; what many argue are the trappings of power?...

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6 September 2001

Monrovia Breaches UN Sanctions - Whilst Its Logging Industry Funds Arms Imports And RUF Rebels

Author: Global Witness

According to a report released today, the Government of Liberia continues to import armaments and to support the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), responsible for gross human rights abuses in Sierra Leone. This support is made possible...

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21 August 2001

No surprise, 2000 was another record year for arms merchants

Author: Michael Littlejohns, Earth Times News Service

...while critics were busily blaming Washington for torpedoing the recent UN talks aimed at curbing an expanding trade in easily portable weapons like pistols and submachineguns, unmentioned or forgotten were the contributions that every single one of...

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23 May 2001

New convention to ban toxic chemicals marks turning point for industry

Author: Greenpeace

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7 May 2001

ENVIRONMENT: Poor Countries - the North's Radioactive Dump

Author: Jorge Piña, Inter Press Service

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