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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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3 October 2011

Dole settles lawsuits filed by farm workers

Author: Divya Sharma, Reuters

Dole...said it has settled lawsuits filed by farm workers claiming injuries from the agricultural chemical DBCP. The settlement will not have a material effect on Dole's financial condition, results of operations or cash flows, the company said in a...

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12 September 2011

Dole statement regarding its plantations in Sri Lanka

Author: Dole

...In Sri Lanka, Dole has trained and offered employment opportunities to over 2000 workers on its farms. Dole has adopted and maintains a strict environmental policy and Code of Conduct applicable to its worldwide operations...

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22 August 2011

Sri Lanka's New Flashpoint for Human-Elephant Conflict

Author: Mara Hvistendahl, Science Insider

Dole Food Company and a local partner, Letsgrow, recently established the plantation on 2200 acres of scrubland near Kandakadu, a town on the edge of Somawathiya National Park in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged North Central Province...[C]onservationists.....

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18 August 2011
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Author: Camilo Rueda Navarro, Revista Semana [Colombia]

…El estudio se realizó durante un año y se concentró en Antioquia y Nariño…[y] encontró que “efectivamente hay vínculos que relacionan al sector empresarial con el desplazamiento forzado interno...”, pero…no son evidentes ni generalizables. 
Las...

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11 August 2011
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Author: AFP

La empresa estadounidense Dole Food Company acordó indemnizar a más de 5.000 ex trabajadores bananeros de Nicaragua, Honduras y Costa Rica, afectados por el uso de pesticidas, en el marco de un arreglo extrajudicial, informó la compañía…tras varios...

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27 June 2011

Latin American banana labourers file pesticide exposure claims

Author: Cahal Milmo, Independent [UK]

A 25-year battle by Latin American banana labourers to win compensation from companies including...Shell for exposure to a pesticide which they claim left them sterile and crippled by ill health is set to finally come to a close after dozens of...

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11 January 2011

Working for Scrooge: Worst Companies of 2010 for the Right to Associate

Author: Intl. Labor Rights Forum

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that “everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests”...Intl. Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has released our 2010 version of an annual report: “Working...

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Company response
1 January 2011

Dole response to Intl. Labor Rights Forum report “Working for Scrooge”

Author: Dole

In the case of Dolefil, there is currently an intra-union dispute within the main union (representing all rank and file workers since Dolefil has a union shop clause)...Regarding the allegations against Dole in Colombia, I would refer to the following...

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31 December 2010

[PDF] Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America - A Collection of Research Papers from the Virtual Institute Network

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was mandated to work on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues by the 2008 Accra Accord...The publication covers CSR and labour practices in the agriculture and extractive...

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