Member of UN Global Compact
Headquarters in France
Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR)
The second report of the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR) describes the collective and sector-specific work each of the member companies has initiated during 2004. [member companies are ABB, Barclays, Gap, Hewlett-Packard, MTV...
- Related companies: ABB Aventis (now part of Sanofi-Aventis) Barclays BG Group Body Shop (part of L'Oréal) Celestica Cisco Systems Dell EDF Flextronics Gap GlaxoSmithKline HP (Hewlett-Packard) IBM Intel Jabil Circuit Merck Microsoft MTV (part of Viacom) MTV Networks Europe (part of Viacom) National Grid Novartis Novo Group Pfizer RWE Sanmina-SCI Sanofi-Aventis SAP Seagate Technology Severn Trent Solectron Sony Statoil Thames Water (part of RWE)
Author: Proyecto Gato
Electricité de France (EdF) could come under scrutiny in France for its role in the controversial Nam Theun 2 hydropower project in Lao PDR. Several non-governmental organisations filed a complaint against Electricité du France - the major shareholder...
[full complaint to France Natl. Contact Point for OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, regarding EDF's involvement in Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos]
Author: Jan Cappelle, Proyecto Gato (Belgium), Sebastien Godinot, Amis de la Terre (France), Satoru Matsumoto, Mekong Watch (Japan), Ricardo Carrere, World Rainforest Movement (Uruguay), Tove Selin, Finnish Asiatic Society (Finland), Jaroslava Colajacomo, CRBM (Italy), Aviva Imhof, International Rivers Network (USA)
There is clear evidence that EdF: - has failed to identify, respond to and consider the impacts which may be problematic and potentially very great - will not comply with the Lao government’s international obligations and commitments...
Author: Wina Graus, Monique Voogt & Jan Willem Langeraar, World Wildlife Fund
WWF has launched its global Power Switch! public campaign aiming to persuade the power sector to become carbon neutral...The overall goal is to stimulate the use of renewable energy sources (RES) and gas-CHP [Natural Gas-fired Combined Heat and Power]...
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- Related companies: AES Allegheny Energy Alliant Energy Ameren American Electric Power British Energy CenterPoint Energy Chubu Electric Power Chugoku Electric Power Cinergy (now Duke Energy) CMS Energy Constellation Energy Dominion Resources DPL DTE Energy Duke Energy E.ON EDF Edison International EDP (Energias de Portugal) Electrabel Electric Power Development Company Elkraft System Endesa (part of Enel) Enel Entergy Exelon FirstEnergy Fortum FPL Group Hydro-Québec Iberdrola International Power Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) Mirant Ontario Power Generation (OPG) PG&E PPL Progress Energy Public Service Enterprise Group RAO-UES RWE Scottish Power Shikoku Electric Power Southern Company Statkraft Tohoku Electric Power Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) TXU Unión Fenosa (now Gas Natural) Vattenfall Xcel Energy
Author: David Gow, Guardian [UK]
A review of the workings of the European Pollutant Emission Register, set up earlier this year, found a handful of plants operated by big companies, mainly in the chemicals and metals industries, are responsible for a large amount of air and water...
Author: Sébastien Arnoult, Libération
[Laos]: Les partisans de ce barrage...mettent surtout en avant l'espoir d'un revenu régulier pour le Laos...Les opposants craignent les conséquences écologiques et sociales [fait référence à EDF, Nam Theun 2 Power]
...Laos is coming under global scrutiny as international business groups and its communist Government debate the viability of a huge power project...The developer of the project is international consortium Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC), in which...
Response by EDF: EDF did not conduct detailed enough environmental impact assessment for Nam Theun 2 dam project, says OECD Guidelines complaint by Proyecto Gato & Amis de la Terre.
- Related stories: Social & environmental impacts of Nam Theun 2 dam - French Govt. to review complaint against EDF under OECD Guidelines
- This is a response from the following companies: EDF