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11 November 2010

BASF, the Micronutrient Initiative and the UN Global Compact host event to address malnutrition for the world’s poorest

Author: Micronutrient Initiative

BASF [Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik], the Micronutrient Initiative, and the UN Global Compact hosted “Addressing Malnutrition at the Base of Pyramid (BoP),” a Technical Partnership Dialogue…The event fostered discussion among nutrition stakeholders...

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5 October 2010

Summary Note: Consultation with Business Stakeholders on the Implementation of the UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework

Author: Prepared for the mandate of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

Professor John Ruggie…held a consultation with business stakeholders in Paris on the implemention of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework…The purpose of the consultation was to provide an opportunity for…industry,…employer organizations,...

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20 September 2010

Climate change climbs boardroom agenda among leading global firms

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Carbon management is becoming a strategic business priority and competitive driver for the largest global companies, despite the lack of global agreement on climate change. These are among the findings of the 2010 Global 500* report and leadership...

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24 August 2010

Pakistan floods – company contributions to humanitarian aid

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Refers to contributions by: 3M, Abbott Labs, Agility Logistics, AgriTech, Al-Bario Engineering, AT&T, BASF, Becton Dickinson, Chevron Pakistan, China Asia International Finance, Cisco Foundation, Coca-Cola Export Corporation & Coca-Cola...

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20 August 2010

Shell, Basf ordered to pay $354 million in Brazil plant contamination case

Author: Laura Price, Bloomberg

The Brazilian units of Basf SE and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. were fined a total of 622 million reais ($354 million) after former workers suffered health problems because of contamination at a plant in Paulinia, Sao Paulo state, from the 1970s to 2002....

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20 August 2010

Thousands exposed to Shell's toxic waste in Brazil

Author: Johan van Slooten, Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Former workers at a Brazilian chemical plant operated by Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell are relieved that a court has ordered the company to pay hundreds of millions of euros in compensation for their exposure to toxic substances. Workers at the plant...

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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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1 June 2010

[PDF] Guide on How to Develop a Human Rights Policy

Author: United Nations Global Compact

A human rights policy can take many forms and has no uniform definition…Adopting a human rights policy is only a first step in a company’s human rights due diligence towards meeting its responsibility to respect human rights. But it sends a clear...

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1 December 2009

Bed Net Dialogue: Getting Life-Saving Nets Where They Need to Be, On Time

Author: Global Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis

…Through the GBC-led Bed Net Dialogue, companies manufacturing insecticide treated bed nets and retreatment kits recommended by the World Health Organization...are working with…key stakeholders to…remove the…roadblocks…in the distribution of bed nets...

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Corporate Human Rights Reporting: An Analysis of Current Trends

Author: Elizabeth Umlas, commissioned by Realizing Rights, Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact

This independent analysis, based on a review of 57 recent sustainability reports from companies representing a range of industry sectors, presents examples of encouraging trends in human rights reporting, as well as indications of key areas where...

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