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Company survey response

Macy's

Headquarters in USA

Macy's website

Macy's Inc. was known as Federated Department Stores until June 2007.

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4 June 2003

Macy's Accused of Bias in Suit

Author: Bloomberg News

Macy's flagship store in Herald Square allegedly apprehended 1,600 people for shoplifting last year and 92 percent were minorities, according to an expanded lawsuit accusing Federated Department Stores Inc., owner of Macy's and other stores, of...

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30 March 2004

Broken Vows: Diamond Jewellery Retailers Fall Short on Conflict Diamond Pledge

Author: Global Witness

Major United States...and international retailers selling diamond jewellery are falling short on their promises to combat the trade in conflict diamonds...Out of 30 companies, 25 have failed to respond to Global Witness in writing about their policies...

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30 March 2004

full report: "Broken Vows - Exposing the 'Loupe' Holes in the Diamond Industry's Efforts to Prevent the Trade in Conflict Diamonds"

Author: Global Witness

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30 March 2004

New Global Witness report says diamond retailers falling short on conflict diamond pledge

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1 June 2004

Co-op America's Retailer Scorecard

Author: Co-op America

[W]e've gone around the world with eight major players in America's retail landscape, looking at recent high-profile sweatshop abuses in their factories, and we've summarized their involvement in the accompanying chart. [refers to Federated Department...

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14 January 2005

Macy's Settles Complaint of Racial Profiling for $600,000 [USA]

Author: Andrea Elliott, New York Times

Macy's has agreed to pay New York State $600,000 to settle a complaint that its New York department stores engaged in racial profiling and the unlawful handcuffing of customers detained on suspicion of shoplifting, officials said yesterday. Under the...

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15 July 2005

Informed consumers can improve sweatshops

Author: Conrad MacKerron, Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Program at the As You Sow Foundation, in San Francisco Chronicle

Nearly a decade after concerns about the conditions in sweatshops surfaced, few companies have revealed any quantitative data about how workers in their global supply chain are treated...Gap's new report provides more hard data about its supply-chain...

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17 April 2006

USA: Survey lists "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" - top 5 are Verizon, Con Edison, Coca-Cola, Health Care Service, HBO

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17 April 2006

[full list] The 2006 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Author: DiversityInc [USA]

1. Verizon Communications/Wireless 2. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York 3. The Coca-Cola Co. 4. Health Care Service Corp. 5. HBO [part of Time Warner] 6. PricewaterhouseCoopers 7. Turner Broadcasting [part of Time Warner] 8. Abbott 9. BellSouth 10....

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1 May 2006

10 companies awarded for contribution to UN Millennium Development Goals: winners include Merck, ABN Ambro, GlaxoSmithKline, TetraPak

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