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28 May 2002

Workplace Precautions That Can Save Lives

Author: Washington Post

An important first step is establishing a safety committee to review possible risks and find ways to mitigate them.

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Article
1 May 2002

International Cyanide Management Code For The Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide In The Production of Gold

developed by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee under the guidance of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and the International Council on Metals and the Environment (ICME).

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Article
1 April 2002

[PDF] Business and Human Rights: Policy commitments and disclosure in the extractive sector

Author: Lucy Amis & Dave Prescott, International Business Leaders Forum

[A comparison of policies & practices on human rights issues by 7 multinational extractive companies: BG, BP, BHP Billiton, BOC Group [part of Linde], Premier Oil, Rio Tinto, Shell]

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Article
29 January 2002

"The great secret is to avoid all talk and no action"

Author: Prince of Wales, Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum

IBLF Council Meeting - "The great secret is to avoid all talk and no action - there still does remain an enormous challenge in getting more than just a superficial adoption of these ideas [of responsible business] in the business world at large" - HRH...

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Lawsuit
23 September 2001

Statoil lawsuit (re Human Rights Advisor)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 17 August 2010, Statoil's Human Rights Advisor filed a lawsuit against the company alleging the company had made false promises and misrepresentations about the Human Rights Advisor position, which she had relied on in accepting the job and...

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Article
11 September 2001

New Nike panel to tackle company's factory issues

Author: Bloomberg News, in Seattle Times

Nike, criticized for working conditions at its factories outside the United States, will create a committee to oversee the company's labor, environmental and diversity policies.

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  • Related companies: Nike
Article
10 September 2001

Nike Board of Directors and CEO Philip H. Knight create corporate responsibility committee

Author: Nike

Nike announced that the Board of Directors unanimously approved the creation of a corporate responsibility committee during its recent meeting. The new committee will be responsible for reviewing, reporting and making recommendations to the full Board...

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  • Related companies: Nike
Story
13 August 2001

Companies With Strong Ethics Enjoy Positive Financial Returns

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Article
13 August 2001

Companies With Strong Ethics Enjoy Positive Financial Returns

Author: Conference Board of Canada

A company's overall performance is closely tied to its commitment to developing an ethical corporate culture. That's one of the findings of a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. "Organizations that make a public ethical commitment which is...

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Article
14 June 2001

OSHA And Tyson Foods, Inc. Form Landmark Partnership

Author: Business & Legal Reports

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Tyson Foods, Inc., will join together today in a landmark partnership to improve worker safety and health at two of the poultry processor's facilities.

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  • Related companies: Tyson