Member of UN Global Compact
Headquarters in China
Author: compiled by Human Rights Watch
Beginning in September 2007, Human Rights Watch wrote to all 12 “TOP” Olympic sponsors to encourage them to address human rights abuses taking place as a result of the Beijing Games, with targeted and achievable asks... Excerpts from the companies’...
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- Related companies: Atos (formerly Atos Origin) Coca-Cola Eastman Kodak General Electric John Hancock Financial Services (part of Manulife Financial) Johnson & Johnson Lenovo Manulife Financial Matsushita (now Panasonic) McDonald's Microsoft NBC (part of Comcast) Omega Watches (part of Swatch) Panasonic Samsung Swatch Visa Inc. Vivendi
Author: Ilan Greenberg, New York Times Magazine
Dream for Darfur...has...[as its] goal to convince China’s government that the Games are imperiled unless it halts its support for Sudan’s regime... Dream for Darfur asks that the major sponsors like McDonald’s, Anheuser-Busch, Microsoft and Volkswagen...
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute will extend its toxic chemical emission certification beyond the construction industry to computers and other electronics equipment. The nonprofit...certifies more than 150,000 building and furnishing products and...
- Related companies: Lenovo
Sponsors' Olympic Balancing Act - Tibet Unrest Could Devalue Investments, But Firms Fear Riling China's Government
Author: Mei Fong, Wall Street Journal
The violent clashes in Tibet and western China are causing Olympic sponsors to evaluate how they can protect their investment in the coming Games here, without appearing to undermine China's government. Lenovo Group Ltd., Coca-Cola Co., McDonald's...
Author: Greenpeace International
The Sony Vaio TZ11 notebook, the Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and the Sony Ericsson P1i PDA come out on top in Greenpeace's "Searching for Greener Electronics" survey, released today at CeBIT. But, the race for a green electronic product has not...
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- Related companies: Acer Apple Asus Creative Technology Dell Ericsson Fujitsu Fujitsu Siemens (part of Fujitsu) Fujitsu Technology Solutions (part of Fujitsu) HP (Hewlett-Packard) Lenovo LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Matsushita (now Panasonic) Microsoft Mio Technology Motorola Nintendo Nokia Palm Panasonic Research In Motion (now BlackBerry) Samsung Sharp Siemens Sony Sony Ericsson (joint venture Sony & Ericsson) Toshiba
The Computer Recycling Programme in Hong Kong, jointly funded and organized by 20 local and international computer equipment suppliers...[recycles] desktop and notebook computers, monitors, scanners and other accessories including hard disks, mouse...
Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
In November 2007, Olympic Dream for Darfur published a "Report Card" on the responses of Olympic corporate sponsors "to China’s support of the genocide in Darfur". The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the 19 companies named in the...
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- Related in-depth areas: Dream for Darfur - Company responses
- Related companies: adidas Anheuser-Busch (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Atos (formerly Atos Origin) BHP Billiton Coca-Cola Eastman Kodak General Electric Johnson & Johnson Lenovo Manulife Financial Matsushita (now Panasonic) McDonald's Microsoft Panasonic Samsung Staples Swatch UPS Visa Inc. Volkswagen