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City [New York City] asks 11 firms to curb rights abuses abroad
Author: Bryan Keogh, New York Business, Published on: 8 February 2006
New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr...filed shareholder resolutions with Manhattan-based Altria Group Inc. and 10 other companies urging them to curb human rights abuses of workers by their overseas suppliers. The resolutions...urge the U.S. firms to implement United Nation workplace rights principles and allow outside monitors to ensure foreign suppliers’ compliance...Other companies targeted by the resolutions are Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Limited Brands, Mattel Inc., Lear Corp., Timberland Co., C.R. Bard Inc., Cooper Industries Ltd., Hasbro Inc., and Kimberly Clark.