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UK: Tobacco firms protest at Labour party's plan to tax them more to pay for National Health Service
Author: Angela Monaghan, Guardian (UK)
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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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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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...
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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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...
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...
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...
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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- Related companies: British American Tobacco Imperial Tobacco Philip Morris International Rothmans, Benson & Hedges (part of Philip Morris International)
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...