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26 December 2006

100% of the Energy Distributed by ENDESA in Latin America and 98% of Production Are Certified in Accordance with ISO 14001

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11 December 2006

[PDF] Business Recognition of Human Rights: Global Patterns, Regional & Sectoral Variations

Author: Michael Wright & Amy Lehr, research fellows, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government., Kennedy School of Government., Harvard University, under direction of UN Special Representative John Ruggie

A key indicator of [social expectations and moral obligations regarding companies and human rights] consists of the human rights standards that business itself adopts, triggered by its assessment of human rights-related risks and opportunities in the...

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3 November 2006

Dole Food Company, Inc. Announces SA 8000 Certification for Hua Hin, Thailand Factory

Author: Dole Food

Dole Packaged Foods Company, a division of Dole Food Company, announced today that its fruit processing factory in Hua Hin, Thailand has been certified to the Social Accountability International SA 8000 work place and human rights standard. Dole is...

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13 October 2006

[DOC] Response of Nautica/VF Corporation to report raising concerns about working conditions at supplier factory in Jordan

Author: Nautica/VF Corporation

On behalf of Nautica and VF Corporation I would like to respond...regarding the NLC report on Atateks Foreign Trade facility in Jordan...Back in September 2005 Nautica approached Atateks as a potential supplier. When we contacted the factory to...

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6 October 2006

[PDF] Incorporating Responsibility 2008 Campaign: Maximizing the Impact of CSR in China

Author: Human Rights in China

Although CSR is currently the focus of mainly corporate, government and international policy actors, this growing interest in CSR activities, and references to international economic and social, as well as civil and political human rights standards in...

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6 October 2006

[PDF] The transnational network and labor rights in China

Author: Huang Yan & Guo Weiqing, Human Rights in China

Two mainland scholars assess...how the international division of labor and the role played by various countries within it under globalization has transformed the organization of production in China’s industries and enterprises...The involvement of a...

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1 September 2006

full report: "Is Fair Trade a good fit for the garment industry?" [PDF]

Author: Maquila Solidarity Network

[summary of report's conclusions:]...Whether or not fair trade and sweatfree initiatives are successful in creating a niche market for conscientious consumers, or even in broadening the demand for such products to include mainstream consumers, the...

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22 August 2006

IPod Factories: No Unions [China]

Author: [column] Leander Kahney, Wired News [USA]

Although Apple cleared its Chinese contractors of gross labor violations, factory work is a miserable way to make a living, and the Chinese workers are still denied their most important liberty -- the right to organize... Apple's report is not a...

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1 July 2006

[PDF] [Summary Report, Agenda, Participant List]: Asian Regional consultation Held by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises - Bangkok, June 26-27, 2006

Author: Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises

This was the second in a series of three such consultations...Because large parts of Asia provide significant manufacturing platforms within global supply chains, the Bangkok consultation focused on human rights issues in supply chains, in particular...

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24 June 2006

[PDF] Meaningful Change: Raising the Bar in Supply Chain Workplace Standards

Author: Prepared by Roseann Casey for John Ruggie, Consultation on Business and Human Rights, Bangkok, Thailand

An important dialogue is underway regarding the effectiveness and accountability of programs to monitor and correct human rights abuses in the workplace. Initiatives established to address these issues in factories along supply chains include company...

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