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9 November 2003

Shell's improving social-responsibility record makes the oil giant attractive to investors

Author: Janet Guyon, Fortune

From BP's claim to be moving "beyond petroleum" to Exxon Mobil's "promise of technology," the companies that fill our gas tanks are trying their darnedest to build an eco-friendly image. But will the pitch pay off with investors? Only if the effort is...

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3 November 2003
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Author: Expansion & Empleo

Inditex se diseñó un...código para fabricantes y talleres externos, por el cual queda prohibido, entre otros, el trabajo infantil y la discriminación y se garantiza la salud y seguridad en el trabajo y el cumplimiento de la legislación sobre...

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2 October 2003
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Author: AFP

Un an après l'ouverture d'une enquête sur des accusations de travail forcé en Birmanie lors de la construction d'un gazoduc au cours des années 1990, un ancien directeur [Hervé Madéo] de la filiale birmane du groupe Total a été entendu jeudi par un...

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19 August 2003

CEOs Advocate Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability at Conference: The Forum for Corporate Conscience calls on CEOs and corporations to promote triple bottom line performance

Author: KLD Research & Analytics

...The leadership section advocates the adoption of the Global Reporting Initiative...The white paper, which was written by academics from the McColl Graduate School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, points out that companies and...

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12 August 2003

Nahariya sues asbestos factory for NIS 10 million [Israel]

Author: Uri Ash, Haaretz [Israel]

The Nahariya Municipality is suing the shareholders and the past and present managers and directors of an asbestos factory for NIS 10 million for causing air pollution in the north of the country.

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1 August 2003

Greening Chinese Business: Barriers, Trends and Opportunities for Environmental Management

Author: Ulrich Steger, International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Fang Zhaoben and Lu Wei, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Greenleaf Publishing

This...book...identifies the bottlenecks to environmental protection in Chinese firms.

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12 June 2003

George Heller, President & CEO, Hudson's Bay Company - Remarks to UN Global Compact Policy Dialogue on Supply Chain & Partnerships [scroll down to last item]

Author: George Heller, President & CEO, Hudson's Bay Company

We are working on establishing one common and accepted program [for retailers] to ensure consistent review of facilities compliance...we seek to establish an independent certification body...

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21 April 2003

FTSE4Good raises the bar for companies

Author: Tobias Webb, Ethical Corporation Magazine

FTSE Group recently announced a new, more stringent set of human rights criteria for companies in the socially responsible index series FTSE4Good...FTSE are trialling the human rights standards on the global upstream oil gas and mining sector...They...

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19 March 2003

CEOs Advocate Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability at Conference

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

The Forum for Corporate Conscience calls on CEOs and corporations to promote triple bottom line performance.

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18 March 2003

USA: Judge Tosses Bhopal Lawsuit

Author: Larry Neumeister, Associated Press

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Tuesday that sought damages for those living near the deadly 1984 gas leak that killed thousands in Bhopal, India, saying Union Carbide Corp. had done enough and that too much time had passed.

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