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1 October 2004

Déjà Vu - diamond industry still failing to deliver on promises - Summary of UK and US results of Global Witness and Amnesty International survey

Author: Global Witness & Amnesty International

This report presents the results of Global Witness and Amnesty International's survey into the diamond jewellery retail sector's implementation of self-regulation to support the Kimberley Process, the international diamond certification scheme...

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1 October 2004

Global Witness & Amnesty Intl. survey: Jewellers still "keeping consumers in the dark" about conflict diamonds

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29 August 2004

Attorney suing Wal-Mart works to make impact

Author: David Kravets, Associated Press

Brad Seligman made millions early in his career at a small Oakland law firm -- so much money that it made him uncomfortable. That discomfort has transformed the former hippie into one of the country's most recognized class-action attorneys, taking on...

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18 August 2004

Female workers file suit against Costco: Gender bias in chain's promotions alleged [USA]

Author: Jenny Strasburg, San Francisco Chronicle

Costco Wholesale Corp. was accused of bias against female employees in a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday...charg[ing] that the retailer bypassed qualified women for promotions based on their gender...Costco...denied the allegations Tuesday,...

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15 June 2004

Activists press TIAA for change; Want pension fund to drop Altria, Nike, Wal-Mart holdings [USA]

Author: Kathie O'Donnell, CBS MarketWatch

...Patti Lynn, campaign director for Infact, a corporate accountability organization, said it's "unacceptable" for the retirement system, which manages more than $300 billion, to invest in companies that engage in "irresponsible and dangerous"...

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1 June 2004

AccountAbility & csrnetwork rate how well the world's 100 largest companies account for their impacts on society & environment

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1 June 2004

[PDF] Background media information [regarding "The Accountability Rating"]

Author: AccountAbility & csrnetwork

The world’s largest companies have a long way to go in demonstrating accountability to their stakeholders...The top 10 companies...were: BP, Suez, Royal Dutch/Shell Group (Shell), Unilever, Carrefour, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) Toyota Motor, Hewlett...

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8 February 2004

Oxfam report - big brand retailers undermining labour rights of millions of women worldwide

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8 February 2004

[PDF] full report: "Trading Away Our Rights - Women Working In Global Supply Chains"

Author: Oxfam

[refers to Tesco, Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Induyco (part of El Corte Inglés), Taco Bell (part of Yum!), Victoria's Secret, Zara (part of Inditex), Hennes & Mauritz, Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Makalot, Li & Fung, Esquel, Nien...

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6 February 2004
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Author: Oxfam

[se refiere a Victoria's Secret, Cherokee, Sears, Kmart, Nien Hsing, Esquel, Li & Fung, Makalot, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Hennes & Mauritz, Zara (parte de Inditex), Induyco (parte de El Corte Inglés), Explorer, No...

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