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14 March 2004

Poll shows most ethical companies

Author: BBC

The National Grid has topped a new league table of companies that show greater awareness of social issues. Oil company BP came second, with consumer goods manufacturer Unilever, Veolia Water [part of Veolia Environnement] and insurer Aviva next.

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14 March 2004

UK: 2004 Corporate Responsibility Index - of the 139 lead cos., 4 out of 5 have board director with responsibility for human rights, just under two thirds have a human rights policy

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15 March 2004

UK/UN: Amnesty International calls on British Government not to de-rail business ethics moves at UN

Author: Amnesty International

As the annual UN Commission for Human Rights...opens in Geneva...a major coalition of campaigning organisations including Amnesty International, Christian Aid, Oxfam and Friends of the Earth have called on the British government not to de-rail a new...

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3 May 2004

The slow march to corporate accountability

Author: Sir Geoffrey Chandler, founder-chair, Amnesty International UK Business Group 1991-2001, former director of Shell International, in European Network for Indigenous Australian Rights

Mandatory reporting of a company’s impacts on the environment and the community is an essential starting point for any regulatory framework...A group of seven major companies (ABB, Barclays, Body Shop International, MTV Networks Europe, National Grid...

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1 June 2004

Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights

Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights

...a three-year programme to help lead and develop the corporate response to human rights. [member companies: ABB, Barclays, Body Shop, MTV Networks Europe, National Grid Transco, Novartis, Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group), Statoil, Gap, Hewlett...

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24 June 2004

Backing human rights drive

Author: Statoil

Statoil has become a member of the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights...Statoil represents the energy sector in this initiative, with other corporate members including ABB (power and technology), Barclays (finance) and MTV (communication and...

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25 June 2004

Perspectives on the UN Draft Norms

Author: Sune Skadegaard Thorsen, Attorney at Law, and Annemarie Meisling, Assistant Attorney at Law, Lawhouse.dk (submitted for the Intl. Bar Association / International Association of Young Lawyers conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Amsterdam, 25 - 26 June 2004)

The Draft Norms is a first attempt to establish an international framework for mandatory standards on Corporate Social Responsibility. The paper discusses both opportunities and shortcomings of the Norms. [refers to members of the Business Leaders...

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9 July 2004

National Grid Transco - Operating Responsibly

Author: National Grid Transco

"Operating Responsibly" is National Grid Transco's web-based corporate responsibility report. It provides a group-wide perspective on our governance, policies, performance and achievements over a wide range of economic, environmental, employee and...

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29 September 2004

Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights - Submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights relating to the “Responsibilities of transnational corporations and related business enterprises with regard to human rights”

Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights

[Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights member companies: ABB, Body Shop, Hewlett-Packard, MTV Networks Europe, National Grid Transco, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Novo Nordisk, Statoil, Barclays]

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29 November 2004

How human rights can become the business of international corporations

Author: Duncan Campbell, Guardian [UK]

The organisers [of the Business & Human Rights Seminar] hope what will emerge from this gathering of "senior representatives from international business" and their counterparts in the world of non-governmental organisations will be new initiatives...

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