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Dream for Darfur - second Olympic Corporate Sponsor Darfur Report Card

Author: report by Dream for Darfur; additional materials compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 1 May 2008

In April 2008, Dream for Darfur issued a..."report card" grading 19 Olympic corporate sponsors on the steps they had taken "to help bring security to war-torn Darfur", including asking companies "to call for indicted Sudanese war criminals to be banned from the Games, contact the Chinese government about the genocide, work with the IOC [Intl. Olympic Committee] and each other to craft a meaningful action or urge the UN to deploy the full protection force without further delay." Sixteen of the 19 companies graded received a "D" or "F". Of the 19, "Adidas, Kodak and McDonald’s alone urged the UN and international community to address the genocide, or took other actions" according to Dream for Darfur... Section II of the full report includes each company's response to the actions that Dream for Darfur urged.
[16 sponsors that received Ds or Fs:
Anheuser-Busch, Atos Origin, BHP Billiton, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Lenovo, Manulife/John Hancock, Microsoft, Panasonic/Matsushita, Samsung, Staples, Swatch/Omega, Visa, Volkswagen]

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Related companies: adidas Anheuser-Busch (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Atos (formerly Atos Origin) BHP (formerly BHP Billiton) Coca-Cola Eastman Kodak General Electric (GE) John Hancock Financial Services (part of Manulife Financial) Johnson & Johnson Lenovo Manulife Financial Matsushita (now Panasonic) McDonald's Microsoft Omega Watches (part of Swatch) Panasonic Samsung Staples Swatch UPS Visa Inc. Volkswagen