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30 November 2017

Top car manufacturers launch initiative to address environmental, human & labour rights issues in the supply chain

Author: Edie

The Raw Materials Observatory is the product of a five-year partnership [...] between 10 leading car manufacturers which aims to improve sustainability in the automotive supply chain. The new commitment, signed by Daimler AG, Honda, JLR, Scania, VW,...

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14 November 2017

EU: New Commission targets for CO2 emissions for cars include some 'leeway'

Author: Peter Teffer, EU Observer

"New Commission CO2 rules for cars include some 'leeway'", 8 November 2017...

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12 November 2017

Commentary: Business commitments & action key to implementing Paris Agreement

Author: David Wei, We Mean Business

"COP23 to show business is implementing the Paris Agreement", 2 Nov 2017...

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14 August 2017

Shareholder campaign to eradicate forced labour yields multiple corporate commitments

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)

Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), a coalition of faith and values investors...announced [on 9 August 2017] breakthroughs with five companies they have been engaging to promote ethical labor recruitment policies...

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16 July 2017

NGOs urge Disney, Gap, Pepsi to stop US Chamber of Commerce participation given conflict with climate promises

A group of nearly 60 organizations are calling on Disney, Gap, and Pepsi to stop funding the US Chamber of Commerce, due to its position on climate change and public criticism of the Paris Agreement. In his speech announcing the decision to withdraw...

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15 June 2017

After Paris, U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Members’ Reputations Are On The Line

Author: Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Elizabeth Warren

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce...wields the largest lobbying force on Capitol Hill...The biggest benefit the Chamber offers is to let companies say one thing and do another. For example, Pepsi has committed to fighting climate change by reducing...

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8 May 2017

Mexico: Wages in auto sector have stagnated because of contracts that give workers no input on pay, says Bloomberg

Author: David Welch & Nacha Cattan, Bloomberg

 “How Mexico’s unions sell out autoworkers”, 5 May 17...

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5 May 2017
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Publicado en mayo, 2017 - Contenido: 1. Los desafíos de la globalización: reflexiones sobre la responsabilidad empresarial en materia de derechos humanos…Humberto Cantú Rivera (Universidad de Monterrey, México [editor y compilador]. ...

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19 April 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...

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13 April 2017

Billions of dollars for public services lost due to tax dodging by US companies, says Oxfam

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