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New York City Comptroller files shareholder resolutions with 11 US companies urging them to curb human rights abuses by their overseas suppliers

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Author: Portafolio [Colombia]

...La ciudad de Nueva York reclama garantías a 11 sociedades estadounidenses en materia del respeto de los derechos humanos en algunas de sus filiales y proveedores del extranjero. Entre las compañías involucradas están Altria...Mattel y Hasbro...Goodyear...Kimberly Clark...Timberland...Bed, Bath and Beyond. La ciudad envió comunicados a las 11 empresas "para presionarlas a que se aseguren que sus proveedores en el extranjero respetan los derechos humanos de los asalariados"..."Existen problemas, como el trabajo infantil, condiciones de trabajo miserables y la ausencia de derechos laborales en filiales en el extranjero"...

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8 February 2006

City [New York City] asks 11 firms to curb rights abuses abroad

Author: Bryan Keogh, New York Business

New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr...filed shareholder resolutions with Manhattan-based Altria Group Inc. and 10 other companies urging them to curb human rights abuses of workers by their overseas suppliers. The resolutions...urge the U.S. firms to implement United Nation workplace rights principles and allow outside monitors to ensure foreign suppliers’ compliance...Other companies targeted by the resolutions are Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Limited Brands, Mattel Inc., Lear Corp., Timberland Co., C.R. Bard Inc., Cooper Industries Ltd., Hasbro Inc., and Kimberly Clark.

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