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6 November 2016
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Author: Revue Projet, dans L'Observatoire des Multinationales (France)

« Pourquoi l’industrie de l’audit et de la certification ne doit pas remplacer la régulation publique », 28 octobre 2016...

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NGO rejoinder
24 February 2016

Oil-Workers’ Rights Protection Organization rejoinder to ASCO, BP, Intertek & Maersk Drilling

Author: Oil-Workers’ Rights Protection Organization (OWRPO)

At least 7 people have applied to Oil-Workers’ Rights Protection Organization regarding...illegal reduction...Labor Code of Azerbaijan Republic had been violated by BP Exploration Caspian Sea Limited Company and at least a few courts’ decisions were...

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3 February 2016

Azerbaijan: Oil workers’ rights abuses include non-payment of wages, discrimination, lack of union rights, health & safety violations, says NGO report; includes firms comments

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Company response
2 February 2016

Intertek response

Author: Intertek

...OWRO infers that Intertek Azeri, the Group’s business unit in Azerbaijan, has made a significant proportion of its workforce redundant and in some cases employees were forced to write their own letters of termination. OWRO’s statements in regards...

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Article
2 March 2013

UK firms to be forced to reveal where they pay tax, as we reveal one in four top names pay no corporation tax at all

Author: Alex Hawkes, Mail on Sunday [UK]

Britain is to drop its opposition to plans that will force all European companies to say what tax they pay wherever they operate. After agreement in Brussels...that Europe’s banks must reveal the taxes paid in each country, the Treasury is understood...

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5 December 2012

Bangladesh: Documents indicate 3 Walmart suppliers made goods in Tazreen apparel factory where 112 workers died - Walmart reportedly pushed back on fire safety proposal

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5 December 2012

Bangladesh: How Rules Went Astray

Author: Tripti Lahiri & Syed Zain al-Mahmood, Wall Street Journal

In the last week of October, a supplier for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. placed an order with garment-maker Simco Bangladesh...Simco subcontracted the work to another company without Wal-Mart's authorization, [a] Simco executive said. Wal-Mart, which said it...

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Article
6 September 2012

China Labor Watch report re alleged use of child labour in Samsung supplier factory

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 6 Aug 2012, China Labor Watch released...[a] report on Samsung’s supplier HEG Electronics...China Labor Watch reported issues of child labour and student labour exploitation as well as...the alleged failure of auditors to uncover the issues. On 8...

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6 September 2012
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3 September 2012

China: Samsung to make on-site inspections of all its suppliers, following earlier allegations of child labour

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