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5 May 2015

BASF challenged to share responsibility for the 2012 Marikana Massacre in So. Africa

On 16 August 2012 34 workers were killed and 78 injured after police opened fire on striking miners at the Lonmin-owned platinum Marikana mine in South Africa. In April 2015, The Association of Ethical Shareholders Germany filed a shareholders motion ...

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Company response
5 May 2015
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Author: BASF

...Die Eskalation der Gewalt und der Tod von Minenarbeitern während einer Auseinandersetzung mit Polizeikräften in Marikana im August 2012 haben uns sehr bedrückt und schockiert... Lonmin ist ein Lieferant, mit dem wir seit dem Erwerb von Engelhard im...

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Company response
5 May 2015

Statement from BASF to the countermotion of the Dachverbands der Kritischen Aktionärinnen und Aktionäre e.V.

Author: BASF

...Lonmin is a supplier with which we have worked together since the acquisition of Engelhard in 2006. In the past years, there have been repeated conflicts in South African mines, some of them long and difficult. The mining industry in South Africa is...

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4 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake — Corporate Aid Tracker

Author: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Companies are mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and resources to assist with the recovery efforts following the earthquake in Nepal. Businesses have pledged $26.8 million in cash and additional in kind contributions in support of relief and...

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1 May 2015

Press release: BASF challenged to share responsibility for the Marikana Massacre

Author: The Association of Ethical Shareholders Germany

...After Seoka’s impressive and challenging address about the Marikana Massacre, the living condition of the workers and the responsibility of BASF as the main customer of Lonmin, a lot of applause was given by the Shareholders...Several Shareholders...

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30 April 2015

Counter motion on the occasion of the shareholder meeting of BASF SE to be held on April 30, 2015

Author: The Association of Ethical Shareholders Germany

...BASF SE board members didn’t fulfill their responsibility within the supply chain in the case of Lonmin. In the reports of the worldwide 3rd biggest Platinum enterprise Lonmin, BASF is declared, besides Mitsubishi, to be the main customer of the...

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30 April 2015

Morocco: Argan oil production empowers women socially & economically but risk of exploitation remains

Author: Josephine Moulds, Guardian (UK)

"Argan oil: the cost of the beauty industry's latest wonder ingredient", 28 Apr 2015...

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29 April 2015

USA: DiversityInc publishes ranking of top 50 companies taking steps on diversity

Author: DiversityInc

"The 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity", Apr 2015...

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15 April 2015
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Author: Dachverband der Kritischen Aktionärinnen und Aktionäre e.V.

...Der Vorstand ist im Fall von Lonmin seiner Verantwortung in der Lieferkette nicht nachgekommen. Aus den Firmenberichten des weltweit drittgrößten platinproduzierenden Betriebs Lonmin geht hervor, dass BASF, neben Mitsubishi, Hauptkunde dieses in...

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Report
5 January 2015

Business conference summary

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

"Understanding and Implementing Respect for Human Rights in a Business Context: A Conference for Business Leaders", 6 Nov 2014...

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