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19 February 2014

India's mica mines: The shameful truth behind mineral make-up's shimmer [India]

Author: Ben Doherty & Sarah Whyte, The Age (Australia)

In the hills of Jharkhand in India, child labourers mine the mica that brings sparkle to the world…industry here is…dependent on a huge unskilled workforce, forced into working for lower and lower prices…work is hard and dangerous. Children working...

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27 January 2012

Joining a Mother's Fight to End AIDS in Children

Author: Charles Lyons, Huffington Post [USA]

This year's annual World Economic Forum witnessed the launch of a group dedicated to ending pediatric AIDS -- the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born Free of HIV. The Business Leadership Council is comprised of representatives from...

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7 December 2011

World AIDS Day 2011

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Below is a selection of items about company inititiaves relating to HIV/AIDS, issued on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2011 (1 December). Also, inlcuded are news stories urging greater private sector action and legal protections against workplace...

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30 July 2010

Fashion, make-up lines inspired by Ciudad Juarez spark apology

Author: Daniel Hernandez, Los Angeles Times

The U.S. cosmetics company MAC, owned by Estee Lauder, and fashion house Rodarte have apologized for a controversial make-up line with product names such as "Quinceanera," "Ghost Town," "Factory," and "Juarez," making reference to the border city...

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30 November 2009

MAC cosmetics artists to trade makeup brushes for aprons on World Aids Day

Author: MAC Cosmetics

… to complement…[their] commitment to the global fight against HIV/AIDS...MAC [part of Estee Lauder] artists from London and Manchester are volunteering their time and skills at…Positively Women and Body Positive North West…[which] aims to support...

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1 December 2006

How employers can help battle Aids (So. Africa)

Author: Lynley Donnelly , Mail & Guardian So. Africa

…[L]arge corporations with the financial resources to implement HIV/Aids workplace programmes are making inroads…First National Bank (FNB), [has a] programme… aimed at educating, training, testing & encouraging people to access treatment…Mining...

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1 December 2005

Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs launches handbook on corporate social responsibility -- includes chapters by Sir Geoffrey Chandler and about initiatives by Alcoa, Bertelsmann, Body Shop, BT, Calvert Group, Canon, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank,...

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1 December 2005

[DOC] Examples of companies’ impacts on a range of human rights issues

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The table below lists a range of human rights issues for business. For each issue, it provides an example of a positive company initiative and an example of an alleged abuse....

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27 September 2005

Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) Announces 2005 GBC Awards for Business Excellence Winners at Gala Headlined by Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Angelina Jolie

Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS

Six companies that have made innovative contributions to fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic will be honored tomorrow night by GBC President & CEO and former US Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke and GBC Executive Director Trevor Neilson. Announced...

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17 May 2005

Commitments to Fight AIDS in China announced by 26 Companies of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC)

Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS

In response to Chinese Vice Premier Madame Wu Yi’s call on Chinese and international companies to take action to stem the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) announces definite commitments by 26 companies to...

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