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Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders
On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...
Author: Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News
"Over 200 major companies sign Supreme Court brief in favor of LGBTQ workers," 2 July 2019...
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Author: Open For Business (USA)
"Channels of Influence: How Companies Can Promote LGBT+ Inclusive Societies", Mar 2019...
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USA: Employee files class action lawsuit against Ikea over alleged age discrimination; incl. company statement
Author: Mark Wilson, Fast Company
"Ikea hit with new class action lawsuit alleging age discrimination", 22 Feb 2019 Ikea has been hit with its fifth lawsuit in just over a year in U.S. courts, alleging age discrimination. The first was in Philadelphia in 2018, when 54-year-old emplo...
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First ever complaint in Quechua filed to Peruvian OECD Natl. Contact Point; complaint against Marriot Intl. for alleged damage to indigenous culture
Author: OECD Watch
“Quechua indigenous group vs. Marriott International” – 14 December 2019...
Author: Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle
Striking hotel workers approved a contract agreement with Marriott on Monday to end San Francisco’s largest hotel strike in decades. The strike, which began Oct. 4 , spanned seven San Francisco hotels operated by Marriott. Almost 2,500 workers...
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At Marriott, the safety and wellbeing of our employees is a foremost priority. We do not tolerate sexual harassment in the workplace. We communicate this commitment continually through our senior leaders and have measures in place to prevent,...
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On 30 May the IUF made global demands on Marriott regarding sexual harassment. Specifically they called on Marriott to negotiate measures to: prevent or discourage sexual harassment, measures to respond to incidents of sexual harassment immediately,...