hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Co-operative Group

Headquarters in United Kingdom

Co-operative Group website: http://www.co-op.co.uk

🔎 Run a search for “Co-operative Group”

Get RSS feed of these results

All stories

22 January 2013

Mehadrin mislabels products from illegal settlements to avoid boycott [Israel]

Author: Therezia Cooper, Corporate Watch

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Mehadrin & Tesco to respond. Tesco responded Mehadrin did not respond] Two and a half years ago Corporate Watch visited the illegal Israeli settlement Beqa’ot...The produce being prepared for...

Read more

16 January 2013

Accenture is the most 'gay-friendly' employer in the UK

Author: Tom Newcombe, HR Magazine [UK]

Global management consultancy firm Accenture has been named the most 'gay-friendly' employer in Britain by lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, Stonewall's annual top 100 Workplace Equality Index 2013...Olly Benzecry, senior managing director of...

Read more

1 December 2012

[PDF] CSR Working Paper - Sustainability reporting on children’s rights

Author: Elizabeth Umlas, for UNICEF

Public reporting will be one way in which stakeholders can and will hold companies accountable for implementing the [UN Children's Rights & Business] Principles. In most cases companies will be expected to integrate children’s rights into existing...

Read more

1 October 2012

[PDF] Trading away peace: How Europe helps sustain illegal Israeli settlements

Author: Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) & others

This report documents the effects of Israeli settlements on Palestinian rights and livelihoods…It outlines the economic links between Europe and the settlements, naming the most common settlement products sold in Europe and detailing the involvement...

Read more

26 September 2012

Banking on sustainability: is the financial sector doing enough?

Author: Roger Cowe, Guardian [UK]

[T]he financial sector [is] still facing the challenge of how to contribute meaningfully to sustainable development instead of returning to (unsustainable) business as usual when the crisis is...behind us...But there are some positive developments....

Read more

29 April 2012

Co-op boycotts exports from Israel's West Bank settlements

Author: Tracy McVeigh and Harriet Sherwood, The Observer [UK]

The Co-operative Group has become the first major European supermarket group to end trade with companies that export produce from illegal Israeli settlements...the Co-op took the step as an extension of its existing policy which had been not to source...

Read more

7 February 2012

Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose accused of greenwash over close links to 'unethical' companies

Author: Ben Miller, Ecologist [UK]

Seemingly ethical companies like The Co-operative, M&S and Waitroise have been accused of double-standards over their partnerships with oil giants like BP, Shell and Chevron...Greg Muttitt, campaigns and policy director at...War on Want, said: '.....

Read more

1 January 2012

2012 World's Most Ethical Companies

Author: Ethisphere

The World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business "ethically" and translate those words into action. WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and...

Read more

1 August 2011

Taking stock of your company's social impact

Author: Alison Braybrooks, Guardian Blog [UK]

If you gave a…CEO two minutes to tell you about their company's…impact on society and you'll probably…get their donations budget and the number of employees who volunteer...not the…the difference they've made to their local communities, or how they've...

Read more

1 August 2011

UK banks accused of investing in companies manufacturing cluster bombs & other weapons, includes comments from banks

See full story