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6 December 2013

The UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights: An Interview with Edwin Koster, Lead Trainer

Author: Social Accountability International

SAI Training Manager Stephanie Wilson and Training Assistant Emily Crain spoke with lead trainer Edwin Koster to discuss his perspective on the trainings and implementation of the UNGP in general...[At] seminars on the UNGP [stakeholders had a] number...

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Company non-response
18 April 2012

Hugo Boss did not respond to: Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the human rights situation in the country.

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17 April 2012

[PDF] Press Release - Bahrain Grand Prix: Only 29% of Formula One companies respond to human rights concerns

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Only 29% of firms linked to Formula One responded to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre about human rights concerns that various organizations raised relating to the Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for 20-22 April. Forty two companies or teams...

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6 November 2011
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Author: Nicole Vulser, Le Monde

La volonté des entreprises de mener une politique de transparence sur les années sombres de l'Occupation ne va pas de soi...En France...[l]'entreprise face à son histoire pendant l'Occupation a longtemps été un sujet tabou...Les historiens se sont...

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28 September 2011

BMW owners acknowledge Holocaust record [Germany]

Author: Jennifer Lipman, The Jewish Chronicle Online [UK]

The owner of the car company BMW have admitted that they used forced labour during the Holocaust. The German company, founded in 1916, produced arms, including rifles and U-boat batteries, for the Nazis during the war years and around 50,000 of its...

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22 September 2011

Fashion's Hugo Boss expresses regret at Nazi past

Author: Victoria Bryan, Reuters

German fashion house Hugo Boss has apologized to people mistreated at a factory making uniforms during World War Two after revelations in a new book financed by the company...In the new book...researcher Roman Koester explains how Hugo Ferdinand Boss...

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1 June 2009

Slaughtering the Amazon

Author: Greenpeace

This report, the culmination of a three-year investigation…documents how blind consumption of cattle products by the Blue Chip corporations behind reputable global brands is fuelling Amazon deforestation and climate change…Trade data also reveal trade...

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5 December 2008

[Company responses & non-responses to "Chain store reaction project”]

Author: Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking & CALL+RESPONSE

[The Chain store reaction project is an open letter asking companies to investigate labour abuses in their production chains. Webpage indicates how many emails sent to each company, and which are responding]. [refers to American Apparel, Audi, A...

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1 February 2005
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1 February 2005
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Author: Greenpeace International

Les résultats confirment que plusieurs [produits chimiques]...sont très largement utilisés par l’industrie du parfum. Ceci suggère que l’usage régulier de la plupart des parfums du commerce contribue de manière substantielle à l’exposition quotidienne...

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