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24 September 2005

AIDS! What's your company doing? [India]

Author: Sangeeta Singh, rediff.com

...there is little corporate preparedness [in India] for it [HIV/AIDS] so, today, should you discover that a colleague has picked up the debilitating virus, chances are he or she will be fired under some pretext...On the positive side, there's possibly...

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20 September 2005

Coalition of Diverse Companies From Around the World Commit to First-Ever 'World Safety Declaration'

Author: DuPont

A coalition of diverse, cross-industry companies from around the world today announced their commitment to advance workplace and home safety practices globally over the next three years by participating in the first-ever "World Safety Declaration:...

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13 May 2005

Protesters demand fair trade tea [UK]

Author: BBC

The charity [ActionAid] says the company [Unilever] is profiting from worsening conditions and falling prices on Indian plantations. Unilever, the world's largest tea buyer, says it has had "amicable and productive" dialogue with ActionAid and is...

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1 May 2005

UK: ActionAid calls on Unilever to produce all its tea "in line with fair trade principles" & respect workers' rights

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1 May 2005

[PDF] full report: "Tea break - a crisis brewing in India"

Author: ActionAid

ActionAid research in Tamil Nadu found: - workers paid lower wages for increased workloads - workers suffering hunger and malnutrition - workers facing increasing job insecurity - smallholder tea growers struggling to feed their families - tribal...

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10 March 2005

Subir Raha pushes UN`s Global Compact [India]

Author: Tapan Chakravorti, Business Standard [India]

Subir Raha, president of Global Compact Society of India & chairman and managing director of the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), said the corporate sector would have to adopt the principles of Global Compact laid down by the UN Secretary...

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1 January 2005

Unilever - Environment Report 2004

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1 January 2005

[PDF] Unilever Social Report 2004

Author: Unilever

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16 December 2004

Profitable poverty alleviation creates a ‘new frontier’ for corporate responsibility

Author: Mallen Baker, Ethical Corporation

The innate potential of the poor to innovate and create enterprise needs to be unleashed, and companies should actively provide products and services which meet real needs affordably and profitably...Prahalad’s premise [C.K. Prahalad, "The Fortune at...

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7 December 2004

Why good works are stuck in a corporate ghetto

Author: Craig Smith, Associate Dean of MBA programme at London Business School, and Craig Cohon, Chief Executive of Globalegacy, in Financial Times

CSR [corporate social responsibility] in most companies is in a ghetto: it is a marginalised and marginal activity...in some cases, more is spent on touting the good works than on doing them...No company has got it right yet, but some are coming close ...

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