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6 March 2002

Court approves $1.2 million settlement between EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] and McKesson [McKesson Water Products Company, and Groupe Danone which acquired McKesson in 2000] for race discrimination [USA]

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

They claimed that McKesson assigned African-American drivers to routes in low-income neighborhoods, which were often less profitable than routes in affluent communities. Because pay and promotion were tied to the profitability of the routes, the...

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8 April 2002

Firms pushed to disclose their impact on society

Author: Irwin Arieff, Reuters

A coalition of governments, businesses and public interest groups launched last week a global campaign to encourage companies to issue public reports on their impact on society and the environment [Global Reporting Initiative]...The GRI guidelines are...

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1 January 2003

New report shows negative impacts, threats of water privatization

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1 January 2003

[PDF] [full report] Water justice for all: global and local resistance to the control and commodification of water

Author: Friends of the Earth

The privatization of water sources around the world is a growing problem. Water is a basic human right...Rather than reducing poverty, water privatization often means that the poorest families are no longer able to afford clean water. [refers to Suez,...

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28 March 2003

Multinationals tighten grip on bottled water

Author: Samantha Tonkin, swissinfo

Switzerland’s Nestlé is one firm set on expanding its share of the world’s bottled water market. But critics say that by tapping sources of fresh water, multinationals are squeezing local communities and monopolising what should be a public good. ...

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1 January 2004
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1 January 2004

Danone - Social and environmental responsibility report 2003

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1 January 2004

Danone - Social and environmental responsibility report 2003

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14 June 2004

What are global framework agreements?

Author: Union Network International

[describes global agreements between multinationals and labour federations whereby the company pledges to respect core labour rights in its operations worldwide] [refers to existing global agreements various labour federations have reached with...

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30 September 2004

Apple Added, Time Warner and Petro-Canada Deleted from FTSE4Good Index Series

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Failure to meet the human rights criteria [of the FTSE4Good Index Series] prompted the ejection of Petro-Canada and Time Warner, while non-compliance with environmental criteria led to the ousting of 17 companies, including Benetton and Mothercare......

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