Headquarters in United Kingdom
Co-operative Group website: http://www.co-op.co.uk
Author: Elizabeth Piper, Reuters
The Co-operative Group, a major UK farmer and retailer, said yesterday it would ban more than 20 pesticides used to produce food worldwide amid fears about their impact on health and the environment.
- Related companies: Co-operative Group
Author: Tracey A. Swift, in Human Rights & Business Matters, Amnesty International UK Business Group Newsletter no. 6
Tracey A Swift, director of research at AccountAbility, argues that social reports must include external verification to be credible
- Related companies: British Airways Co-operative Bank (part of Co-operative Group) Co-operative Group Co-operative Insurance Society (part of Co-operative Group) Matsushita (now Panasonic) McDonald's NatWest (part of Royal Bank of Scotland) Nike Novo Group Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group) Panasonic Premier Oil Royal Bank of Scotland Suncor
Briefing on what labour standards are, how they can be used to protect workers against exploitation and the need for national governments to implement higher labour standards in order to reduce poverty. [refers to Marks & Spencer, Next, Co-op,...
Author: Tobias Webb, Ethical Corporation Magazine
[refers to Co-operative Bank, Shell, BT Group, Risk and Policy Analysts Ltd., Unilever, Scottish Power, Canary Wharf Group, Best Foot Forward Ltd, FRC Group, Co-operative Insurance Society, Traidcraft, British American Tobacco]
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...
- Related companies: Adnams B&Q (part of Kingfisher) Barclays Boots (now Alliance Boots) BT Carillion Centrica Citigroup Co-operative Bank (part of Co-operative Group) Co-operative Group Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu EDF Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Greggs Kingfisher Marks & Spencer National Grid Standard Chartered Zurich
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]
Author: Sean Coughlan, Guardian
The fair-trade coffee company Cafédirect is to announce a public share issue this week, with the aim of raising £5m from investors. [also refers to Triodos Bank, Co-operative Bank]
Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer
But could this sector be going mainstream? Tomorrow Britain's biggest supermarket, Tesco, will launch its own-label fair trade brand, taking its range to 60 products. [also refers to Co-operative Group, Union Coffee Roasters]
Author: AccountAbility, Insight Investment
[PDF] [refers to IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Tesco, El Corte Inglés, Co-operative Bank, Gap, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Donna Karen, Ralph Lauren, Top Shop, Littlewoods, Safeway, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, British American Tobacco, Diageo, Cadbury...
- Related stories: Report finds many UK companies struggling to manage supply chain labour standards, but identifies sector leaders as: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, BT, Cadbury Schweppes, British American Tobacco, Diageo
- Related companies: British American Tobacco BT Cadbury Schweppes (now Cadbury) Co-operative Bank (part of Co-operative Group) Co-operative Group Dell DFS Furniture Diageo Dixons (part of DSG International) Donna Karan El Corte Inglés Gap GUS HP (Hewlett-Packard) IBM Imperial Tobacco J.C. Penney JJB Sports John Lewis Partnership Kingfisher Littlewoods Marks & Spencer Matsushita (now Panasonic) Northern Foods Panasonic Polo Ralph Lauren RHM SABMiller Safeway UK (part of Morrisons) Sainsbury Somerfield Sony Tesco Topshop (part of Arcadia) Vodafone Waitrose (part of John Lewis Partnership) Walmart