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30 April 2007

Mittal Steel did the right thing – will Firestone? [Liberia]

Author: Global Witness

Mittal Steel [part of Arcelor Mittal] has moved one step closer to living up to its corporate social responsibility pledges by renegotiating its deeply unfair $900 million iron ore concession agreement with war-ravaged Liberia. However, Liberia's...

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14 March 2007

[video] Firestone Liberia - Al Jazeera (Part 1 & Part 2) [scroll down]

Author: People and Power, Al Jazeera

...In today’s programme…we look at trouble for Firestone [part of Bridgestone] on Liberia’s rubber plantations…The company is accused of low wages and poor working conditions, charges to which Firestone contests…Firestone has become extremely...

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1 March 2007
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Author: PlusNews (service d'informations sur le VIH/SIDA du Bureau de l'ONU pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (IRIN)

L’immense plantation de caoutchouc de Firestone [partie de Bridgestone], près de Monrovia, la capitale libérienne, offre un double visage: soupçonnée, d’un côté, d’exploiter certains salariés, elle fait en même temps figure de pionnière dans la lutte...

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31 December 2006

Firestone's Liberian base called a 'gulag'

Author: Shashank Bengali, McClatchy Newspapers

The International Labor Rights Fund in Washington has filed a federal suit against Firestone for what it calls "a gulag of misery" on the 200-square-mile estate, believed to be the largest rubber plantation in the world. The suit alleges that...

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10 November 2006

Liberia's foreign investment challenge

Author: Bill Law, BBC

Hopes are running high in this resource-rich country but recovery is dependant on securing fair deals with foreign corporations...Last year steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal signed a contract with the then transitional government that gives his company...

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8 November 2006

Liberia: BBC report on the human rights impacts of deals with multinationals such as Mittal, Firestone

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8 November 2006

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Author: BBC

In the immediate post war period [in Liberia], multinationals secured highly profitable deals which critics say will do little to benefit the country. Foreign investment is crucial to Liberia's recovery but to what extent are multinationals a mixed...

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18 September 2006

World's leading companies lack plan on climate change

Author: Saeed Shah, Independent [UK]

Most of the world's 500 biggest companies have no programme in place, with explicit targets, to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases... Among the worst performers in the research...were Pepsi..., Nintendo..., and...American Express. Among the 33...

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1 August 2006

Top Chemical Picks Outperform Competitors by 122%

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1 August 2006

[PDF] Chemicals Sector Report [excerpt]

Author: Innovest

[Firms earning "AAA" (highest rating) in analysis including management of chemical product risk: Novozymes, BASF, Kuraray, Teijin. Also refers to phase-out of polyvinyl chloride by Wal-Mart, Intel, Dell, Hewlett Packard (HP), Firestone Building...

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