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30 January 2004

UNETHICAL BUSINESSES ESCAPE REGULATION AS GOVERNMENT KILLS BILL [UK]

Author: Friends of the Earth

Legislation which could have ensured UK businesses behave in an ethical and socially responsible way has today...been blocked by the Government. [refers to B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Co-op]

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1 January 2004

Kingfisher CSR Report 2003

Author: Kingfisher

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20 November 2003

Big business: Companies profit from racial diversity

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Patricia Hewitt, the UK trade and industry secretary, last month wrote to 500 corporate leaders urging them to take racial equality seriously for the sake of their businesses...Too few companies had yet grasped the business case, she said...only 18...

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14 July 2003

Carillion plc and Adnams named as large and small company of the year in Business in the Community’s annual ‘Awards for Excellence’ [UK]

Author: Business in the Community

Standard Chartered Bank was presented with the International Award for its Partnership for Africa initiative. [companies receiving awards for their social or environmental contribution included: Carillon, Adnams, Happy Computers, Standard Chartered...

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11 October 2002

Beer Boiling, Green Traffic Lights Scoop EU Business Awards

Author: Edie News

Ten companies have won European Business Awards for their efforts in sustainable development [includes reference to BP, B&Q, Bofferding brewery, brewing-technology expert Steinecker, Integral Umwelt und Anlagentechnik, ST-Microelectronic]

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27 July 2002

Top shops blacklist 'danger' chemicals [UK]

Author: Ananova

Five high street retailers have agreed to eliminate potentially harmful chemicals from the products they sell. Boots, Marks & Spencer, the Co-op, B&Q and the Early Learning Centre will look at the chemicals used in both their own products and...

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20 June 2002

High street shops under attack for their ethics [UK]

Author: Henrykl Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner [UK]

High street shops have scored poorly in a survey rating businesses on their support for ethical trading practices. The survey...awarded marks to businesses according to their stance on issues such as child labour, poverty wages and poor working...

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15 May 2002

Affordable responsibility: Alison Maitland on a new report examining the demands made by big customers on community and social issues

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

When B&Q, the do-it-yourself chain, told suppliers to comply with its new environmental standards, the demand was a shock for Graham & Brown, the Blackburn-based wallpaper manufacturer...This was 10 years ago. Graham & Brown has since...

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26 February 2002

Tackling risky chemicals on the high street [UK]

Author: Friends of the Earth

Ikea, the Body Shop, Co-op, Marks & Spencer and B&Q are top of the table when it comes to tackling risky chemicals in their products [worst scores: Hamleys, Focus, BHS, Somerfield; companies that did not reply: ASDA, Kwick Save, Morrisons,...

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13 December 2001

Bolivian forests get green appeal

Author: Andrew Enever, BBC News

Over the last five years Bolivia has responded to the growing demand for ecologically sustainable wood products by becoming the world leader in certified management of natural tropical forests. The development has opened new markets for Bolivian...

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