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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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16 November 2013

Olympic sponsors may face more pressure as campaign against Russia’s anti-gay law persists

Author: Associated Press

The four-month campaign protesting Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda” is entering a new phase, as human rights activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics’ top corporate sponsors to speak out before the Winter Games in Sochi. The Worldwide...

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1 January 2013

Report finds information & communication industry makes progress eliminating conflict minerals from supply chain while other industries remain behind

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1 January 2013

[PDF] What's Needed: An Overview of Multi-Stakeholder and Industry Activities to Achieve Conflict-Free Minerals

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

[Refers to Advanced Micro Devices (ADM), AIM Metals & Alloys, Alpha, American Mitsuba, AngloGold Ashanti, Apple, Asahi Pretec, AT&T, AVX, Banro, Best Buy, Boeing, BorgWarner, Cartier (part of Richemont), Chrysler, Cisco, Dell, Deloitte, Delphi...

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21 November 2012

Company responses re lawsuit against SEC over final rule accompanying section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Act

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 22 August 2012 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the final rule accompanying Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act...The rule requires companies using gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum to make efforts to determine if those...

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Company response
21 November 2012

Response by Panasonic: Global Witness calls on electronics companies to issue public statements outlining their position on lawsuit filed by business associations against rules on "conflict minerals."

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Article
16 August 2012

Taking Conflict Out of Consumer Gadgets: Company Rankings on Conflict Minerals 2012

Author: Sasha Lezhnev & Alexandra Hellmuth, Enough Project

Leading electronics companies are making progress in eliminating conflict minerals from their supply chains, but still cannot label their products as being conflict free...Intel, Motorola..., HP, and Apple...have developed conflict minerals programs.....

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3 August 2012

[video] Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Conflict Minerals webinar

Author: Maplecroft & UN Global Compact

[On August 3, 2012, the UN Global Compact and Maplecroft co-hosted the Conflict Minerals webinar, with the support of the GE Foundation. The webinar examined the risks posed by conflict minerals to multi-national corporations and featured speakers...

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Company response
11 July 2012

Response by Panasonic: Global Witness, Enough Project & others call on electronics & automotive firms to make public statements against US Chamber of Commerce position on conflict minerals.

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1 July 2012

Responses re lobbying over Dodd Frank 1502 on conflict minerals

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2012…Global Witness [published]… “Are electronics companies trying to have it both ways on conflict minerals legislation?”…allege[ing] that…the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) “have been seeking to...

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1 November 2011

[PDF] Out of focus: Labour rights in Vietnam's digital camera factories

Author: Swedwatch & SOMO

Multinational electronics companies have been keen to invest in production facilities in Vietnam in recent years. However, in the past decade their biggest incentive - cheap labour - and laws restricting dialogue between workforce and employers have...

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