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1 January 2014

[PDF] Applying the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Author: Clare Titcomb & Colleen Theron, Finance against Trafficking (UK)

The prevention of human trafficking has traditionally been the sole responsibility of States...The private sector was...required to comply with national legislation criminalising active participation in human trafficking but...it had no additional...

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3 June 2013

Asda to give all surplus food to charity in bid to relieve food poverty [UK]

Author: Charlotte Philby & Charlie Cooper, Independent (UK)

Asda [part of Walmart] announced it would donate surplus food from within its supply chain to FareShare, which redistributes it to charities around the UK, providing meals to some of the 5.8 million people it claims are in living in “deep poverty” in...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] Tax responsibility:an investor guide

Author: ActionAid

This guide is aimed at investors seeking to examine corporate tax policy and practices. Tax is increasingly under the spotlight, intensifying financial, regulatory and reputational risks in this area for companies. Where tax practices are aggressive,...

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1 September 2011

Scandal of the 'tomato slaves' harvesting crop exported to UK [Italy]

Author: Andrew Wasley, The Ecologist

In the…countryside…[in] southern Italy…[t]he slums are…home to several hundred migrant workers about to harvest the region's abundant tomato crop. Every August, thousands of itinerants, mostly from Africa, some from Eastern Europe, descend on southern...

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1 August 2011

[PDF] Ripe with Abuse: Human Rights Conditions in South Africa’s Fruit and Wine Industries

Author: Human Rights Watch

Despite their critical role in the success of the country’s valuable fruit, wine, and tourism industries, farmworkers benefit very little, in large part because they are subject to exploitative conditions and human rights abuses without sufficient...

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15 March 2011

Supermarkets join health initiative [UK]

Author: Press Association

Seven supermarket giants have joined the Government's controversial responsibility deal, which is aimed at improving public health while avoiding regulation. Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco, The Co-operative and Waitrose have...

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29 June 2010

Unilever tops climate change index with 'superb' track record

Author: Severin Carrell, Guardian [UK]

Unilever has topped a new index that assesses how Britain's largest companies are dealing with climate change, outperforming other industry leaders such as Tesco and Centrica…Rolls-Royce…is No 4…behind BT Group in second place and…Morrisons in third...

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16 November 2009

Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility engages with 11 British & Irish supermarkets to highlight concerns about Israeli settlement goods

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16 November 2009

[PDF] UK and Irish supermarkets’ policies and practices regarding the sourcing of goods produced in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories

Author: The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

Asda [part of Wal-Mart] [:]…Settlement products probably sourced…Co-operative supermarkets [:]…No Co-operative...products sourced from settlements…Dunnes Stores [:] Sourcing policy: Unknown…Marks & Spencer [:]...Does not stock any products from...

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1 September 2009

Carbon Disclosure Project finds improved disclosure of emissions among world's largest companies - Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron lead

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