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New benchmarks for addressing product toxicity, even in areas of scientific uncertainty

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10 February 2005

Benchmarking Corporate Governance on Product Toxicity and Safer Alternatives

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

The benchmark, released by the Rose Foundation today, addresses the scientific uncertainty of product toxicity through risk assessment and opportunity identification instead of inaction. [refers to General Electric, Avon, Baxter, Cardinal, JC Penney, Kimberly-Clark, SC Johnson]

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1 January 2005

[PDF] Protecting Public Health, Increasing Profits And Promoting Innovation By Benchmarking Corporate Governance of Chemicals in Products

Author: Richard A. Liroff, World Wildlife Fund

[Case studies on Samsung, Fujitsu, Sony, SC Johnson, Nike, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Gerber Products (part of Novartis), Chiquita. Also refers to Apple, Avon, Baxter, Compaq (part of Hewlett-Packard [HP]), Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Tyco, Cardinal, HCA, Dow Chemical, General Electric, Georgia Pacific, Mead, Weyerhaeuser, Willamette Industries, Kimberly-Clark, Eastman Kodak, ChevronTexaco, Supervalu, JC Penney, Swiss Re, Ikea, B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Body Shop, Great Lakes Chemical, 3M, DuPont]

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