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17 September 2007

USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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17 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2008"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index...was devised with corporate diversity leaders, GLBT workplace advocates and employees to provide employers with a roadmap to creating fair workplaces. Each year, we have seen tremendous...

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3 May 2007
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Author: Benjamin Ferran, L'Expansion [France]

Dans une lettre ouverte, Steve Jobs [le PDG de Apple] annonce des changements d'envergure dans la politique écologique d'Apple. D'après le dernier classement de Greenpeace, Apple est le fabricant d'électronique le moins vertueux... [Malgré les progrès...

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2 May 2007

A Greener Apple

Author: Steve Jobs, Chief Executive, Apple

Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products... [In] many cases Apple is ahead of, or will soon...

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10 January 2007

[DOC] Clean Computers Campaign: Report on Labour Rights in the Computer Industry in China [English summary translation]

Author: Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM)

[Original report in Chinese. Title translation and following summary of the report's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre with authorization by SACOM.]...

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1 June 2006

USA: 2005-6 "State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" - 86% of Fortune 500 companies now prohibit sexual orientation discrimination

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1 June 2006

[PDF] full report: "The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2005-2006"

Author: Human Rights Campaign

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24 October 2005

[PDF] full report: "The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-use and Abuse to Africa"

Author: Jim Puckett, Sarah Westervelt, Richard Gutierrez & Yuka Takamiya, Basel Action Network

...[Because] of widespread usage of toxic chemicals in today's high-tech equipment...most...electronic wastes are hazardous wastes... [Much] of the growth in the information technology (IT) sector in developing countries has been fueled by the...

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31 July 2002

Computer Sector's Social and Environmental Performance Needs Upgrade

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

A recent report from Oekom Research identifies shortcomings in the corporate responsibility performance of IT and computer companies, particularly concerning social issues...Hewlett Packard topped the group with an overall grade of B-. Apple was close...

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24 July 2002

The Sorry Union History of a Mexican Tech Factory - Bloomberg's Terminal Troubles

Author: Laurence Pantin, Village Voice

At one time, up to a thousand people toiled in this plant [in Cananea, Mexico] nine hours a day in sweatshop-like conditions for less than 40 cents an hour, manufacturing computer keyboards and video games. And it is here that a company named Maxi...

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