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9 August 2012

US court dismisses Filipino workers' lawsuit vs Dole

Author: ABS-CBNnews.com

A Los Angeles superior court has dismissed the lawsuit against Dole filed by Filipino banana plantation workers, who claimed to have been injured from exposure to the agricultural chemical DBCP. The lawsuit, Macasa v. Dole, was filed last year with...

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1 January 2012

World Development Report: Background paper on private sector voluntary initiatives on labour standards

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1 January 2012

[PDF] Background Paper for the World Development Report 2012: Private Sector Voluntary Initiatives on Labor Standards

Author: Kirsten Newitt, Senior Consultant, Ergon Associates

This paper will consider the role and functioning of private sector initiatives that are voluntarily adopted by companies in order to uphold, monitor and improve labour standards and working conditions in global supply chains, through activities such...

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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 workers...

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