Alliance Boots (part of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts)

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Alliance Boots was formed from the merger of Alliance Unichem and Boots in July 2006.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts acquired Alliance Boots in June 2007.

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26 October 2017

Many companies in high-risk sectors aren’t addressing slavery risks in UK Modern Slavery Act statements, report says

The report published by CORE Coalition provides an overview of how companies are including information in their Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. It focuses on 50 companies...

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4 October 2017

Many companies in high-risk sectors aren’t addressing slavery risks in UK Modern Slavery Act statements, report says

Author: CORE (UK)

This report aims to provide a snapshot of if and how [50] companies are including information in their Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. [It focuses] on companies sourcing...

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9 February 2016

Sustainable palm oil certifier publishes new standards, but critics fear abuses will continue

Author: Emma Howard, Guardian (UK)

"Critics fear RSPO's stricter palm oil standards will create two-tier system", 9 Feb 2016...

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24 November 2015

UK: Investigation finds firms split over whether to pay new "national living wage" to workers under 25

Author: Simon Neville, Independent (UK)

Firms will only have to pay the “national living wage” to staff aged 25 or over when it starts in April. Under half of top retailers have so far promised to pay all staff the same rate for the same work, regardless of age. Simon Neville reports on the...

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5 August 2014

Walgreen Co resolves not to transfer headquarters overseas after critics said it would allow company to avoid US tax

Author: Bryce Covert, Think Progress (USA)

"Largest American Drugstore Chain Decides Not To Dodge Taxes By Moving Headquarters Overseas" - 6 August 2014 ...

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22 November 2011

Retail and food industry improving palm oil sourcing, says WWF

Author: Hanna Gersmann, Guardian [UK]

Environmentalists regard unsustainable palm oil production as a danger not only for orang-utans, elephants, tigers and rhinos in Asia, but also to the climate of the planet as enormous amounts of carbon dioxide are released when forests or peat lands...

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1 July 2011

Tax avoidance "as big an issue as sweatshops" says ActionAid at launch of report on how companies can commit to "Tax Responsibility"

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1 July 2011

[PDF] Tax responsibility: The business case for making tax a corporate responsibility issue

Author: ActionAid, FairFood, FairPensions

[A] growing number of businesses and investors are concluding that there is a business case for viewing tax planning through a CR lens. Drivers include the increase in public scrutiny of corporate tax avoidance, and a renewed effort to tackle tax...

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24 June 2010

Companies commit to human rights in increasing numbers

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre & Realizing Rights

As representatives of over 1000 companies gather this week in New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a list of over 270 companies worldwide...

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31 March 2010

Investigation: Scandal of danger chemical in baby bottles

Author: Martin Hickman, Independent (UK)

…BPA, a synthetically-produced hormonal substance which is added to plastics to make them tougher, is legal in Britain and most of the rest of the world, and Boots and Mothercare… have continued to sell off old stock containing the controversial...

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