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7 July 2014

Cambodia: ANZ cuts off ties with Phnom Penh Sugar allegedly due to “inadequate response” to a plan to remedy concerns about forced evictions, child labour

Author: Khmer Times

“ANZ cuts off ties to Cambodian firm”, 6 July 2014...

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13 May 2014

Australian banks' investment in companies accused of land grab (Oxfam report, Apr 2014) - company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Bunge, Phnom Penh Sugar, Wilmar to respond - responses provided] In April 2014, Oxfam Australia released the report "Banking on Shaky Grounds - Australia's big four banks and land grabs". The report...

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25 March 2014

ANZ Seeks 100 Percent Control of Cambodia Operations

Author: Joahua Wilwohl, Cambodia Daily

…“ANZ would prefer to completely own 100 percent of its operations in Cambodia,” said ANZ Royal CEO Grant Knuckey. In order to own its bank in Cambodia outright, ANZ could either buy out Royal Group…or offload its shares and open a new bank...Mr....

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25 March 2014

ANZ seeks 100% control of Cambodia operations months after allegations surfaced that ANZ Royal helped finance a sugar refinery linked to forced evictions

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4 February 2014

ANZ’s response to the statement of Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International regarding its link to Phnom Penh Sugar [Cambodia]

Author: ANZ

ANZ has requested Phnom Penh Sugar to have a direct dialogue with the NGOs and community leaders and we will continue to review the way the company addresses its social and environmental obligations.

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29 January 2014

Dropping Phnom Penh Sugar without compensating its victims will not relieve ANZ’s responsibility [Cambodia]

Author: Equitable Cambodia & Inclusive Development Initiatives

Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International call upon ANZ to right the wrongs it has done by financing the Phnom Penh Sugar plantation and not just jump ship…Eang Vuthy, Executive Director of Equitable Cambodia, said: “We are very...

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23 January 2014

ANZ ethics under scrutiny over Cambodian sugar plantation loan

Author: Richard Baker & Nick McKenzie, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

...ANZ is financing a Cambodian sugar plantation that has involved child labour, military-backed land grabs, forced evictions and food shortages. ANZ's support of the Phnom Penh Sugar Company's plantation is disclosed in confidential audits that...

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3 May 2013

[video] Petition urges Myer disability quotas [Australia]

Author: Brisbane Times

Myer's social media woes over NDIS [National Disability Insurance Scheme] comments appear set to continue as more than 20,000 people sign a petition calling for the department store chain to set disability hiring quotas. The online petition...calls...

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1 January 2013

[PDF] Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice IV

Author: UN Global Compact

Explores ten companies and how they deal with various human rights issues. Emphasizes the need for cohesive and sometimes over-arching corporate policies on human rights engagement. Fourth volume in the Embedding Human Rights in Business Practices...

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7 December 2011

Business and Human Rights Framework: The Australian Response

Author: Corporate Accountability Research

What response has there been by the Australian government to the Ruggie Framework? There are signs that it is beginning to support the Protect, Respect, Remedy Framework, and the Guiding Principles on business and human rights...Alongside these...

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