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8 July 2001

Vocational school teaches job cred [UK]

Author: Nick Mathiason, The Observer [UK]

Cred is in an initiative that chimes perfectly with the educational zeitgeist. It involves a private-sector company, Lattice - an offshoot of the old British Gas - funding a school for disaffected schoolchildren that puts the emphasis on vocational...

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Article
21 September 2001

LATTICE - Social exclusion [UK]

Author: Ethical Performance magazine

The Lattice Group [1 of 3 successor companies to the former British Gas plc] has developed an innovative way of encouraging school-age teenagers who play truant or are excluded from lessons back into education. Its Lattice Cred project shows how...

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Article
12 March 2003

Results of first Corporate Responsibility Index published [UK]

Author: Business in the Community

Business in the Community has released the results of its first annual Corporate Responsibility Index today. The index publicly benchmarks the responsible business practice of top companies in the UK...Companies in the top quintile are: 3M;...

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12 June 2003

National Grid: "Human rights" [PDF]

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Article
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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1 December 2003

[PDF] Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights - Report 1: Building Understanding

Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights

The first report of the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR) signals the beginning of a three-year initiative by a group of international businesses. The aim of the BLIHR programme is to help further integrate human rights in business...

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1 December 2003

[PDF] Novartis publishes landmark corporate guidelines

Author: Pathways, the Novartis Journal

[PDF] Klaus Leisinger, Executive Director of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, talked to Pathways about the company's commitment to human rights and the new guideline. [also refers to ABB, Barclays, National Grid Transco, Novo...

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Article
8 December 2003

Companies ready to work with UN human rights code

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Launching the Business Leaders' Initiative on Human Rights in London, the companies will say the UN human rights norms are an important contribution and that they will "give serious consideration to the role these norms might play in our own work". ...

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Article
9 December 2003

[PDF] Leadership, Governance & Human Rights - The 2003 Business and Human Rights Seminar: Speeches

Author: [Speeches by: Mary Robinson, Chair, Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights; Peter Brew, Associate Director, Prince of Wales Intl. Business Leaders Forum; Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam Intl; James Ross, Deputy Chairman, National Grid Transco; Anita Roddick, Founder, Body Shop; Chris Marsden, Chair, Amnesty Intl. UK Business Group; Professor David Weissbrodt, US Member of UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights; Björn Edlund, Group Senior Vice President, ABB]

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Article
9 March 2004

Amnesty hits back at CBI stance on human rights plans [UK]

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Amnesty International has hit back at a CBI [Confederation of British Industry] assault on United Nations human rights proposals, accusing the business lobby of scare-mongering and misinformation.

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