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11 March 2019

Canada: Tobacco companies lose appeal in class action lawsuit by smokers about lack of warning re risks of smoking & ordered to pay CA$17 billion in damages

In 1998, Canadian smokers filed a consolidated lawsuit against the Canadian subsidiaries of British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International, namely, Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd.; Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. ...

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5 March 2019
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Author: El Tribuno

“Lanzan edición de Brazos Abiertos para erradicar el trabajo infantil” – 04 de marzo de 2019...

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18 October 2018

New report looks at reporting progress under the UK Modern Slavery Act; finds need for better enforcement

Author: Ergon Associates

"Modern slavery reporting: Is there evidence of progress?", October 2018...

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20 September 2018

Kenya: Tobacco farmers earning low returns due to alleged exploitation by companies; BAT comments

Author: Elisha Otieno, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Fortunes continue to dwindle for once rich tobacco farmers"...

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2 July 2018
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Author: El Diario (España)

“La explotación del trabajo infantil aumenta en la industria tabacalera”, 26 de junio de 2018...

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25 June 2018

Investigation reveals rampant child labour in tobacco industry in Indonesia, Malawi & Mexico; includes companies' comments

Author: Sarah Boseley, The Guardian

"Child labour rampant in tobacco industry"...

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9 April 2018

Zimbabwe: HRW report claims child labour & rights abuses rife in tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch recently released a report titled A Bitter Harvest: Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe, documenting how children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or...

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6 April 2018
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Author: David Signer, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Tabak ist, nach dem Minensektor, der zweitwichtigste Devisenbringer für das Land im südlichen Afrika... ...

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30 November 2017

BNP Paribas to stop funding tobacco industry over health concerns

Author: Ruth David & Fabio Benedetti Valentini, Bloomberg

"BNP Paribas says it will stop funding for tobacco industry", 24 Nov 2017...

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6 October 2017

ESG roundup: Beware a ‘diesel moment’ for chemical sector

Author: Susanna Rust, International Publishers Limited (UK)

A resolution passed by the European Parliament states that pension funds should commit to divesting from fossil fuels. The relevant passage of the resolution... states that the European Parliament, "calls on governments and public and private financial...

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