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16 October 2019

Malaysia: Workers report poor working conditions & low wages at Karex factories

A report alleged that workers in Karex factories were "liviing in cramped and undignified conditions" and in "damp and unhygienic dormitories....

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14 October 2019

USA: Johnson & Johnson settles for $20.4 million in Ohio lawsuit for role in opioid crisis

Author: Shubham Kalia, Reuters

"Johnson & Johnson settles Ohio lawsuits to avoid federal trial," 2 Oct 2019...

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24 January 2019

Malaysia: Condom supplier to NHS and British retailers accused of 'shameful' working conditions & labour abuses

Author: Nicola Smith, The Telegraph

"Revealed: Condom supplier to NHS and British high street accused of 'shameful' working conditions", 23 January 2019...

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25 April 2018

USA: Corporations increasingly vocal on social issues but still mostly lobbying for lower taxes - Oxfam America report

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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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3 May 2016

Rainforest Foundation & Ethical Consumer Magazine guide ranks companies with palm oil products based on sustainability

Author: Rainforest Foundation UK

"Palm Oil Guide," Apr 2016...

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5 September 2012

Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN

Author: Alister Doyle. Reuters

Increasing misuse of chemicals is causing health and environmental damage especially in emerging economies and governments must do more to carry out a promised clean-up by 2020, a United Nations report said on Wednesday. Production and use of...

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18 February 2011

Barclays bank forced to admit it paid just £113m in corporation tax in 2009 [UK]

Author: Jill Treanor, Guardian [UK]

Barclays Bank has been forced to admit it paid just £113m in UK corporation tax in 2009 – a year when it rang up a record £11.6bn of profits...The current rate of corporation tax in the UK is 28%, although global banks such as Barclays – which has...

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22 February 2010

Fair Trade’s New Frontiers

Author: Sarah Irving, Ethical Consumer

The fair trade movement has…improved the lives of some of the world’s poorest farmers. But recently – as much by accident as design – several new Fairtrade certifications and fair trade projects have tried to bring these benefits to producers in...

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