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21 September 2001

California enforces emissions standards for lawn and garden equipment

Author: Environmental News Network

Californians who own lawn and garden equipment that emits more air pollution than state standards allow are trading those tools for cleaner ones this month. The exchange is part of an overall settlement worth approximately $200,000 between John Deere...

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23 September 2002

Corporate Responsibility: Myth or Reality?

Author: Otto J. Reich, U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Remarks to the Inter-American Development Bank Conference on Corporate Social Governance

[includes references to initiatives by Bell Helicopter, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Caterpillar, ITT Industries, John Deere, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Sun Microsystems, Daimler-Chrysler]

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3 May 2004

100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2004

Author: Business Ethics

The top four companies for 2004, in rank order, are Fannie Mae, Procter & Gamble, Intel, and St. Paul Companies -- all of which have made the list five years running...Other five-year firms include Avon Products, Ecolab, Herman Miller, Modine...

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1 March 2006

Ceres ranks 100 global companies on climate change strategies - BP, DuPont receive top scores, while Newmont, ExxonMobil, Sempra Energy & Nissan lag

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1 March 2006

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection"

Author: Douglas G. Cogan, Investor Responsibility Resource Center, for Ceres

This report is the first comprehensive measurement of how 100 leading global companies are preparing and positioning themselves to face these challenges [from climate change]. It pays particular attention to the job that corporate executives and board...

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11 May 2006

[full list] The Toxic 100: Top Corporate Air Polluters in the United States

Author: Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), Univ. of Massachusetts [USA]

1. E. I. Du Pont de Nemours [DuPont], 2. United States Steel , 3. ConocoPhillips, 4. General Electric , 5. Eastman Kodak, 6. Exxon Mobil, 7. Ford , 8. Tyson Foods, 9. Alcoa, 10. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), 11. Dow Chemical, 12. Eastman Chemical, 13....

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3 November 2006

Slaves in Amazon Forced to Make Materials Used by GM

Author: Michael Smith & David Voreacos, Bloomberg

...[N]early 1 million men and women work for little or no wages as forced laborers in Latin America, according to the...International Labor Organization...The charcoal [slave]...laborers produce by burning scraps of hardwood [in Brazil are]...used to...

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24 July 2007

USA: Human Rights Campaign reports major increase in workplace protections for gay, transgender employees

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24 July 2007

[PDF] full report: “The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2006-2007”

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and their families are valued in the American workplace now more than ever before. And inclusive non-discrimination policies and benefits for GLBT employees and their families are essential for...

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17 September 2007

USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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