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26 September 2014

UK: Tobacco firms protest at Labour party's plan to tax them more to pay for National Health Service

Author: Angela Monaghan, Guardian (UK)

"UK tobacco firms protest at Labour plan to tax them more to pay for NHS", 23 Sep 2014 Britain’s tobacco industry reacted with fury to the plan by the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, to tax British cigarette companies to pay for NHS spending, branding th...

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14 May 2014

[PDF] Appendix

Author: Human Rights Watch

[Includes correspondence with Altria, British American Tobacco, China National Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco (part of Carolina Group), Philip Morris International, Reynolds American & Universal Corporation]

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1 January 2014

Sustainability Focus: Child Labour Due Diligence in Labour Intensive Industries

Author: Vigeo

Vigeo identified four sectors (Mining, Food, Tobacco and Specialised Retail) that are more exposed to child labour issues than others due their high labour intensity, complex supply chains and their frequent presence weak governance zones. Vigeo’s...

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10 June 2013

Burberry chief executive becomes first female at top of Britain's pay league

Author: Rupert Neate & Simon Bowers, Guardian (UK)

Angela Ahrendts…took home a total pay package of £16.9m, putting her top of the executive pay league…the chief executive of fashion label Burberry [part of GUS], took home…almost £5m more than the next highest paid chief executive, according to a...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] Tax responsibility:an investor guide

Author: ActionAid

This guide is aimed at investors seeking to examine corporate tax policy and practices. Tax is increasingly under the spotlight, intensifying financial, regulatory and reputational risks in this area for companies. Where tax practices are aggressive,...

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26 October 2012

Female CEOs Dwindle to Two in FTSE 100 as Carroll Departs Anglo [UK]

Author: Corinne Gretler & Simon Clark, Bloomberg

The FTSE 100 Index’s most exclusive club just got smaller. The departures of Anglo American...Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Carroll and Pearson...CEO Marjorie Scardino leave Burberry Group...’s Angela Ahrendts and Alison Cooper of Imperial Tobacco...

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24 August 2012

Appeals court strikes down graphic warnings for cigarettes [USA]

Author: David Ingram & Anna Yukhananov, Reuters

A U.S. appeals court…struck down a law that requires tobacco companies to use graphic health warnings, such as of a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his throat. The 2-1 decision by the court…contradicts another appeals court's ruling in a similar...

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15 August 2012

Australia cigarette plain packaging law upheld by court

Author: BBC

Australia's highest court has upheld a new government law on mandatory packaging for cigarettes that removes brand colours and logos from packaging. The law requires cigarettes to be sold in olive green packets, with graphic images warning of the...

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6 April 2012

Ex-Imperial Tobacco GC Questioned Over Destroying Health Documents [Canada]

Author: Sue Reisinger, Law.com

…Roger Ackman, Imperial Tobacco's general counsel from 1972 to 1999…was dragged into a suit against the tobacco industry…[B]ecause the GC…took part in decisions in the early 1990s to destroy company research reports on the risks of smoking, the...

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21 December 2011

Philip Morris Sues Australian Government on Its Own Turf

Author: Ben Lewis, Asian Lawyer

Philip Morris...has sued the Australian government over a law that will oblige it and other tobacco companies to remove their logos and other branding from packaging. The legislation states that tobacco products must be sold in drab brown packets and...

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