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1 June 2004

UK: High costs holding back ethical consumers, report finds

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1 June 2004

[PDF] full report: "Consuming for Good? The role of consumers in driving responsible business"

Author: Agenda Scotland & Scottish Consumer Council

[refers to Co-operative Group, Focus-Wickes, BT, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Homebase (part of GUS), B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Shell, Littlewoods, Cafédirect]

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10 July 2004

Exposed: how M&S uses wood from rainforests

Author: Maxine Frith, Independent [UK]

The company [Marks & Spencer] came bottom of a league table, compiled by the campaign group, Greenpeace, of companies that offer furniture products made from ethically-sourced timber...Only Asda [part of Wal-Mart] had a similarly bad record.....

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31 August 2004

Eco-labelling — short-lived fad or growing trend?

Author: Chris Elliot, Director of WWF's Global Forest Programme, WWF News

The FSC [Forest Stewardship Council] was formally established in September 1994...Ten years later, nearly 50 million hectares — an area larger than Spain — in 62 countries are certified by independent certification bodies accredited by the FSC. ...

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1 October 2004

Movements Toward Responsible Timber Sourcing

Author: Rachelle Jackson, CSCC, in Ethical Corporation

Many retailers use “procurement policies” to define and guide their wood sourcing decisions...Most of these policies endorse outside forest management standards as a means of reaching this goal; perhaps the best known of these is the Forest...

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15 December 2004

Improving labour standards in the supply chain: Home workers

Author: Rachelle Jackson, director of research & development at CSCC (corporate social responsibility service provider), in Ethical Corporation

When examining supply chain labour standards, homework, or cottage industries, remain one of the great challenges for companies...[refers to Nike, B&Q (part of Kingfisher)]

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1 January 2005

New benchmarks for addressing product toxicity, even in areas of scientific uncertainty

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1 January 2005

[PDF] Protecting Public Health, Increasing Profits And Promoting Innovation By Benchmarking Corporate Governance of Chemicals in Products

Author: Richard A. Liroff, World Wildlife Fund

[Case studies on Samsung, Fujitsu, Sony, SC Johnson, Nike, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Gerber Products (part of Novartis), Chiquita. Also refers to Apple, Avon, Baxter, Compaq (part of Hewlett-Packard [HP]), Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, Abbott...

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3 January 2005

The new supply chain standards: FTSE4Good enough?

Author: Rachelle Jackson, Director of Research and Development at CSCC, a corporate social responsibility service provider, in Ethical Corporation

Significantly, after recognising that “labour standards are of greatest concern beyond the first-tier suppliers,” FTSE4Good will currently limit the application of the supply chain labour standards criteria to the first-tier suppliers only, or those...

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30 July 2005

Where NZ [New Zealand] shops - the ethics

Author: Karen Chan, New Zealand Herald

Most major retailers appear to be turning a blind eye to the conditions their goods are made under. Just a handful of 20 major retailers surveyed by the Business Herald confirmed they had formal processes in place for checking whether suppliers met...

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