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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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6 June 2006
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5 June 2006
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Author: Europa Press

El Comité Intercentros de CCOO en Bridgestone-Firestone [parte de Bridgestone] criticó la "nula voluntad" de la empresa fabricante de neumáticos de acabar con la "discriminación" que, según denunció, sufren las mujeres en la empresa...El sindicato...

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5 June 2006
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22 February 2006

[DOC] Legal Issues in the Mineral Development Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Liberia and Mittal Steel Holdings

Author: Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic [USA]

Contracts between sovereign states and private corporations (“Host Government Agreements” or “HGA”)...may...pose particular problems for democratic accountability and human rights... HGAs should not curb a government’s ability to exercise legitimate...

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10 February 2006

Rubber plantation workers strike over conditions, pay, child labour [Liberia]

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

Angry workers have downed tools at Liberia's largest rubber plantation, owned by Bridgestone/Firestone [part of Bridgestone], saying that wages are so low that children as young as seven years old are being forced to help their parents meet production...

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2 February 2006
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Author: Ariane Chemin, Le Monde

Dix mille personnes travailleraient ainsi indirectement pour Firestone [partie de Bridgestone], selon Robert Nyahn, grandi dans la "Division 6" de la plantation. Parmi elles figurent des enfants, assure sa petite ONG libérienne, Save My Future...

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3 January 2006

Rights Groups Intensify Campaign Against Firestone [Liberia]

Author: Mensiegar Karnga, Jr., The Analyst [Liberia]

Three (3) human rights groups have threatened legal action against the American-owned Firestone Rubber Plantation Company [part of Bridgestone] for alleged human rights violations and gross abuses of Labor Law on the plantation in Harbel, Margibi...

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30 December 2005

Alien Tort Claims Act Lawsuit Alleges Slavery and Child Labor on Liberian Firestone Plantation

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Last month, the International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF) filed an Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) case in US District Court in California against Bridgestone alleging "forced labor, the modern equivalent of slavery" on the Firestone Plantation in Harbel,...

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