Compass Group

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in United Kingdom

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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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29 April 2009

A Squeeze for Tomato Growers [USA]

Author: Jane Black, Washington Post

Appalled by instances of what federal prosecutors have described as slavery, executives of one of the nation's largest food service companies promise to boycott Florida tomatoes if growers [through the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange] do not agree to...

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29 April 2009

Putting an End to Tomatoes Tinged with the Bitter Taste of Exploitation

Author: Bon Appetit Management, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Bon Appétit Management Company [part of Compass Group] Build Innovative New Model for Fair Labor Standards in Florida's Tomato Fields. Bon Appétit Management Company becomes the first food service company to...

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29 April 2009

USA: Compass subsidiary Bon Appetit in agreement on working conditions with Florida farmworkers - threatens boycott of growers that do not participate

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10 September 2009

Politics of the Plate: Has Chipotle Saved the Tomato Slaves? [USA]

Author: Barry Estabrook, Gourmet Magazine [USA]

For the first time, a major Florida tomato producer, East Coast Growers and Packers, has implemented the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’(CIW) “Fair Food” program, breaking ranks with the dozen or so Florida companies that raise and ship most of the...

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14 September 2009

USA: Report finds number of companies with top ratings for lesbian & gay policies increased 20% despite recession

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13 September 2009

[PDF] "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2010:A report card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America."

Author: Human Rights Campaign

305 businesses achieved the top rating of 100 percent this year, compared with 260 businesses in the previous year. This accounts for 58 businesses that reached 100 percent for the first time and 13 no longer on the list, for a net increase of 45...

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25 September 2009

Farm Workers' Wages to Increase Under Labor Agreement

Author: Jane Black, Washington Post

In what Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis called a "huge victory" for farm workers, one of the country's largest food service companies announced Friday that it will buy winter tomatoes only from growers that pay a fair wage and offer good working...

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29 September 2009

Editorial: Publix should join agreement

Author: Fort Myers News-Press [USA]

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has concluded a three-way agreement with East Coast Growers and Compass, the world's largest food-service company, to improve Florida tomato pickers' pay and working conditions... Money pledged by earlier signatories...

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29 September 2009

USA: Immokalee, Florida farmworkers protest to demand Publix supermarkets agree to living wage & decent working conditions - Publix responds

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