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Virgin accused of hypocrisy on modern slavery for planned hospitality projects in Saudi Arabia; company says investment an opportunity to engage govt. on human rights
Author: Anthony Harwood, The Guardian
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Tanzania: Barrick Gold to sell 16% of its three mines to govt. & share half of the revenue to ensure locals benefit from mining
Barrick Gold has agreed to sell a 16 per cent stake in three mines in Tanzania to the government and share 50 per cent of the revenues from the mines.
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Consumer Goods Forum releases new booklet highlighting positive actions of businesses tackling forced labour in global supply chains
Author: Consumer Goods Forum
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Amnesty Int'l report alleges UK-registered S-Profit complicit in illicit arms trade to war-torn So. Sudan
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More than 300 companies commit to science based emission reduction targets to align operations with Paris Agreement goals
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