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The Panasonic brand is owned by Panasonic Corp., which was known as Matsushita Electric Industrial until October 2008.

 

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23 May 2005

Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Author: Greenpeace

Because our mobile phones, computers and other electronic products are made using toxic ingredients, workers at production sites are at risk of exposure and the products cannot be recycled safely when they are discarded. Many are routinely, and often...

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1 May 2005

Greenpeace says hi-tech products made by HP & others use toxic flame retardants, calls on companies to commit to reducing e-waste from their products

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1 May 2005

[PDF] full report: "Toxic Tech - Pulling the Plug on Dirty Electronics"

Author: Greenpeace

The world’s booming consumption of electronic and electrical goods has created a corresponding explosion in electronic scrap containing toxic, persistent chemicals and heavy metals...Every year, hundreds of thousands of old computers and mobile phones...

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14 January 2005

China: 2008 Olympics in Beijing - Human Rights Watch briefing on business & labour rights

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14 January 2005

International Olympic Committee Partners

Author: Human Rights Watch

As partners, these companies are granted exclusive marketing rights and the right to use Olympics logos on their products. [As of 13 Jan 2005 list includes Atos Origin, Coca-Cola, General Electric, John Hancock (part of Manulife), Eastman Kodak...

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1 April 2004

Report finds many UK companies struggling to manage supply chain labour standards, but identifies sector leaders as: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, BT, Cadbury Schweppes, British American Tobacco, Diageo

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1 April 2004

[PDF] full report: "Gradient - promoting best-practice management of supply chain labour standards"

Author: AccountAbility, Insight Investment

[PDF] [refers to IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Tesco, El Corte Inglés, Co-operative Bank, Gap, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Donna Karen, Ralph Lauren, Top Shop, Littlewoods, Safeway, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, British American Tobacco, Diageo, Cadbury...

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17 February 2004

Industry Reaches Agreement on National e-Waste Recycling Program

Author: GreenBiz.com

Representatives from the U.S. electronics industry have endorsed a resolution with state governments and environmental groups to develop sustainable, fair and flexible recycling efforts nationwide, the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) announced. ...

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10 November 2003

Multinationals rush to China for profit and philanthropy

Author: Asia Pulse

Companies, with branches or factories in China, are collaborating with local civil societies, mostly non-profit ones, to be involved in poverty relief and environmental protection, and to offer education and health care [refers to Amway (part of...

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1 August 2003

Matsushita/Panasonic Sustainability Report 2003

Author: Matsushita/Panasonic

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