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1 June 2003

[PDF] Marks & Spencer - Corporate Social Responsibility Review 2003

Author: Marks & Spencer

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12 June 2003

Marks & Spencer wins top endorsement for homeless employee scheme [UK]

Author: Ethical Corporation Magazine

Marks & Spencer today received a top endorsement for its Ready for Work initiative, through which is has offered work placements to almost 300 homeless people.

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14 July 2003

Carillion plc and Adnams named as large and small company of the year in Business in the Community’s annual ‘Awards for Excellence’ [UK]

Author: Business in the Community

Standard Chartered Bank was presented with the International Award for its Partnership for Africa initiative. [companies receiving awards for their social or environmental contribution included: Carillon, Adnams, Happy Computers, Standard Chartered...

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6 January 2004

Many Companies Cannot Verify Whether Their Palm Oil Is Produced Sustainably

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Only a portion of the palm oil on the market is grown sustainably, with much of the increase in production displacing rainforests and indigenous communities. [refers to Body Shop, Cadbury Schweppes, Colgate-Palmolive, Compass Group, Marks &...

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1 April 2004

Report finds many UK companies struggling to manage supply chain labour standards, but identifies sector leaders as: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, BT, Cadbury Schweppes, British American Tobacco, Diageo

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1 April 2004

[PDF] full report: "Gradient - promoting best-practice management of supply chain labour standards"

Author: AccountAbility, Insight Investment

[PDF] [refers to IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Tesco, El Corte Inglés, Co-operative Bank, Gap, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Donna Karen, Ralph Lauren, Top Shop, Littlewoods, Safeway, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, British American Tobacco, Diageo, Cadbury...

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7 April 2004

New Report Finds Many UK Companies Struggling To Demonstrate Effective Management Of Supply Chain Labour Standards

Author: AccountAbility

Gradient: promoting best practice management of supply chain labour standards analyses in-depth, 35 FTSE 350 companies, in six sectors which tend to have extensive developing country supply chains: general retailers, food and drug retailers, food...

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25 April 2004

Oil giants join climate group [UK]

Author: Mark Townsend & Paul Harris, The Observer

The new London-based consortium, called The Climate Group, involves Marks & Spencer, banks such as HSBC and oil giants such as BP and Shell.

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1 June 2004

[PDF] Henderson Global Investors SRI Annual Report 2004

Author: Henderson Global Investors

[PDF] [refers to Safeways, Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, AstraZeneca, Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Sythélabo, Alliance & Leicester, Barclays, Dexia, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland, SanPaolo IMI, Standard...

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25 June 2004

Can a reputation for enhanced corporate responsibility encouragement save Cambodia’s garment industry?

Author: Jozef De Coster, Ethical Corporation

Cambodia, they say, has a special lifeline: its labour standards image...Nike, who after having retired from Cambodia following a BBC reportage on child labour in 2000, eventually returned. Gap, Wal-Mart, adidas, Levi’s, Banana Republic, Polo, Marks ...

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