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3 July 2001

Co-op to ban pesticides in food amid health fears

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.

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21 September 2002

No trust without verification

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

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Article
1 January 2003

Rough guide to labour standards

Author: CAFOD

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,...

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25 March 2003

The UK Corporate Sustainability Reporting Awards

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]

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14 July 2003

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...

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30 January 2004

UNETHICAL BUSINESSES ESCAPE REGULATION AS GOVERNMENT KILLS BILL [UK]

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]

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31 January 2004

Fair returns for fair trade investors?

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]

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Article
29 February 2004

Fair trade: coming to a shelf near you

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]

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1 April 2004

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

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1 April 2004

[PDF] full report: "Gradient - promoting best-practice management of supply chain labour standards"

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...

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