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29 December 2011

Shareowner Engagement Leads to Adoption of Human Rights Policy at OM Group

Author: Robert Kropp, SocialFunds.com [USA]

The Jesuit Conference of the United States announced last week that its four-year engagement with OM Group has resulted in the adoption by the company of a human rights policy for its employees, including miners at its cobalt smelter in Lubumbashi,...

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30 June 2010

[PDF] Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct

Author: Joris Oldenziel (SOMO), Joseph Wilde-Ramsing (SOMO) & Patricia Feeney (RAID)

This report assesses the contribution of the OECD Guidelines to responsible business conduct, sustainable development, and the resolution and reduction of conflicts between companies and communities regarding social issues, environmental concerns, and...

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1 June 2010

OECD Watch new report: "Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct"

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1 April 2006

Corporate Complicity in Congo's War

Author: Kathleen Kern, Tikkun Magazine

Since 1996, nearly four million people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from a conflict that has involved several rebel armies…These armed groups…all have important aspects in common: they target civilians and they all use rape as a...

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1 September 2005

OECD Watch: 5-year review of OECD Guidelines concludes they are "failing to deliver corporate accountability"

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1 September 2005
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1 September 2005

[PDF] full report: "Five Years On - A Review of the OECD Guidelines and National Contact Points"

Author: OECD Watch

[refers to adidas-Salomon, National Grid, Parmalat, AngloGoldAshanti, Atlas Copco, Sandvik, Anglo American, MOPANI/First Quantum, Marine Harvest (part of Nutreco), Continental (Euzkadi), Tractebel (part of Suez), GSL (Global Solutions Ltd), Alcoa,...

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4 August 2004

[PDF] Groups File Complaint With State Department Against Three American Companies Named in UN Report

Author: Friends of the Earth / RAID

Friends of the Earth-United States (FoE) and the UK-based group Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) filed a formal complaint with the U.S. State Department today against three American companies. In October 2002, a United Nations (UN)...

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21 October 2002

CONGO: Senior African Officials, Multinationals Implicated In Exploitation

Author: UN Wire

Foreign corporations, senior African officials and criminal networks are plundering the rich natural resources of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a new 59-page report prepared for the U.N. Security Council by a U.N.-appointed...

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