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Author: Elliot Schrage, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business & Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, in Harvard Business Review
...human rights claims should be a pressing concern to every global company. Activist U.S. courts are accepting more and more claims against multinational companies for their business practices in developing countries. The courts are increasingly...
Author: Jeremy Seabrook, Statesman [India]
...the conditions in which they [flowers] are cultivated have drawn considerable attention from labour and environmental organisations. [refers to Tesco, Dole, Swiss supermarkets Coop, Migros]
Author: Julia Moskin, New York Times
...by expanding its reach to the produce section (Fair Trade bananas and pineapples are already available, and grapes, mangoes and orange juice are in the pipeline), Fair Trade is now trying to reach the American supermarket shopper. [refers to Wild...
Author: Sasha Lilley, CorpWatch
Gonzáles is one of tens of thousands of plantation workers in Central America, the Caribbean, Western Africa, and the Philippines who have sued several U.S. corporations for exposure to DBCP over the last two decades. In March, Nicaraguan banana...
- Related companies: Dole Dow Chemical Occidental Chemical (part of Occidental Petroleum) Shell
Author: Ana Elena Obando, Women's Human Rights net
[A] special report on the legal, civil and criminal responsibilities of states and corporations to the people for the violation of their human rights. It explains the international legal framework and the mechanisms available that may be used to hold...
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- Related companies: BHP Billiton Cambior Chevron Chiquita Dole Dow Chemical ExxonMobil Monsanto (part of Bayer) Occidental Chemical (part of Occidental Petroleum) Occidental Petroleum Pemex Shell Texaco (part of Chevron) Total Union Carbide (part of Dow) Unocal (part of Chevron)
Author: David Liss, Ethical Corporation
Dow Chemical, Dole Food Company and Dupont Chemical understand that there is a legacy of ill will from their past behaviour and want to separate their past performance from current activity and future efforts. These companies are not perfect, but there...
[PDF] To what extent does a corporate-state security consensus undermine human rights? - Oil extraction in Arauca: Colombia, the United States and Occidental Petroleum
Author: Annabel Short
Globalisation has been accompanied by a widening awareness of and commitment to universal human rights. However the central argument of this essay is that the current form of neo-liberal economic globalisation favours a narrow consensus between state...
Thousands of banana pickers in Costa Rica have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against two chemical companies [Dow Chemical, Shell Chemical] and three major U.S. fresh produce companies [Chiquita, Dole, Del Monte] claiming that exposure to a toxic...
[refers to BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, Chiquita, Dole, Archer Daniels Midland, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Fyffes, ADM, Cargill, Zen Noh, Unilever, Nestlé, Tyson, Wal-Mart, Tesco, Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Safeway (part of Morrisons),...
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- Related companies: Archer Daniels Midland ASDA (part of Walmart) Barry Callebaut BASF Bayer Booz Allen Hamilton British American Tobacco Cargill Carrefour Chiquita Dole Morrisons PepsiCo Safeway UK (part of Morrisons) Sainsbury's Syngenta Tesco Tyson Unilever Walmart