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30 October 2019

European companies respond to AFL-CIO report alleging use of anti-union tactics in American South

The AFL-CIO report "The Double Standard at Work: European Corporate Investment and Workers' Rights in the American South", published in October 2019 examines European companies’ choices on workers’ organizing rights in Southern states of the United...

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29 October 2019

Response by Airbus

Author: Airbus spokesperson

“Airbus has the same high standards for processes, quality and employee well-being regardless of our manufacturing location. We selected Mobile for our U.S. assembly line because it had an existing aviation infrastructure in the under-utilized Brookley...

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15 September 2019
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13 September 2019

Amnesty International report finds arms companies failing to address human rights risks; incl. co comments

The defence sector plays an important yet often overlooked role in the supply of military goods and services to countries involved in committing human rights violations, argues Amnesty International. For their report "Outsourcing Responsibilty", the...

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7 August 2019
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21 May 2019

Modern slavery reporting performance of UK govt.'s top suppliers still low according to updated research

Author: Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

'UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law' 20 May 2019...

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8 October 2018

France: New report examines whether Duty of Vigilance law incentivises co's to improve human rights reporting

Author: Michelle Langlois, Shift Project, Ltd

"Human Rights Reporting in France: A Baseline for Assessing the Impact of the Duty of Vigilance Law", Sep 2018...

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25 July 2018

Airbus responded

Author: Julie Kitcher, Airbus

... Airbus offers a wide portfolio of satellite capabilities and services to governments and institutions... These include Egypt's Nilesat and Algeria's ALSAT 2A, which has spent more than five years in orbit. Airbus works together with states,...

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23 July 2018

NGOs accuse French companies of contributing to state repression in Egypt, mixed response from companies

In July 2018, a group of international, French, and Egyptian NGOs published a report accusing several French companies of profiting from Egypt's military crackdown on dissent. According to the report, these companies have "participated in the bloody...

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2 July 2018
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Author: FIDH, LDH, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)

Un nouveau rapport dévoile aujourd’hui comment l’État et plusieurs entreprises françaises ont participé à la sanglante répression égyptienne des cinq dernières années, en fournissant au régime d’Abdel Fattah al-Sissi du matériel militaire et de...

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