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1 October 2005

Notable Communications on Progress

Author: UN Global Compact

The policy on Communication on Progress (COP), introduced in 2003, was designed to increase transparency around Global Compact companies and their actions in support of the ten principles. Companies are asked to communicate publicly on their progress...

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24 July 2005

Mines vs People: Sleeping with the Enemy [India]

Author: Minati Dash, Tehelka [India]

...the State has been consistently flouting democratic processes in the tribal areas of Rayageda district in south Orissa in favour of an alumina-mining venture...The project, Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL), is based in Kashipur, and it...

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28 April 2005

Alcan Faces Shareholder Ire Over Project Plans

Author: Robert Melnbardis, Reuters

Alcan's 45 percent owned Utkal Alumina International Ltd. project in...India's Orissa state...drew the most persistent commentary and questioning at the annual meeting. Members of "Alcan't in India," a Montreal-based advocacy group, demanded the...

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20 April 2005

The battle for bauxite in Orissa [India]

Author: Meena Menon, in The Hindu [India]

For over 10 years, the Paraja and Kondh Adivasis of Kashipur and the surrounding regions of Rayagada district have opposed the bauxite mining project by Utkal Alumina. Consequently, the region has witnessed state terror in all its forms. Non...

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1 January 2005

Companies linked to Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

[Updated Jan 2005] The database has been compiled by the ICFTU, based on publicly available information. It is a database of companies which appear, from the information available, to have some form of relationship with Burma...This list is not...

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17 December 2004

Environmental & indigenous activists from India, Indonesia, Philippines, UK, Kenya & Ghana accuse Canadian mining companies of environmental harm at WTO meetings

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17 December 2004

[PDF] Letter from Alcan in response to petition by Kashipur movement

Author: Michael Hanley, President & CEO, Alcan Bauxite & Alumina

...violence broke out at a protest against the [Utkal] Project four years ago and three local villagers were shot and killed by police. After the incident, the Project partners decided to temporarily curtail Project activities pending results of a...

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4 December 2004

India Inc has a change of heart

Author: Samyukta Bhowmick, Rediff.com

Some corporations have caught on; major groups such as the Birla Group, the Tata Group, the Jindal Group and ITC, and individual companies and banks such as Samsung and ICICI, have earned recognition by their support of sustainable development, in...

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27 October 2004

The business of MDGs [Millennium Development Goals] [India]

Author: Jayashree Maji, OneWorld South Asia

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are not only for the government and the civil society, but also for the business community. This was highlighted recently in a roundtable organised jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the United...

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1 April 2004

[PDF] Workers' rights and pollution control in Delhi [starts on pg. 15]

Author: Kelly D. Alley and Daniel Meadows, in Human Rights Dialogue

[PDF] [starts on pg. 15] India's judicial effort to protect the "right to life" by shutting down and relocating polluting industries in Delhi have marginalized, displaced, or dispossessed thousands of the city's working poor. [refers to Birla Textiles ...

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