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27 February 2008

Nokia Launches Recycling Initiative in East Africa

Author: Michael Malakata, CIO

Nokia has launched a recycling initiative in East Africa that offers consumers a structured way to dispose of old mobile phones and accessories. The move comes amid fears that cast-off mobile phones are posing an increasing risk of hazardous toxic...

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15 January 2008

Toxic Factories Take Toll On China's Labor Force

Author: Jane Spencer & Juliet Ye, Wall Street Journal

In southern China, Wang Fengping worked for years in plants that produced cadmium batteries for the likes of Mattel Inc., Toys "R" Us Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Like hundreds of her colleagues, Ms. Wang regularly inhaled the toxic red cadmium dust...

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8 January 2008

Electronics Industry May Be Cleaning Up Its Act [USA]

Author: SustainableBusiness.com News

For years environmentalists have criticized the electronics industry for the amount of waste and toxic materials it introduces into he environment... [3] major electronic manufacturers have announced the formation of a recycling company created to...

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12 December 2007

Dream for Darfur progress on getting Olympic sponsors, Chinese Govt. to address Darfur crisis (NY Times magazine article)

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12 December 2007

Response by Panasonic: Olympic Dream for Darfur calls on Olympic corporate sponsors, including Panasonic, to raise Sudan concerns with Chinese Govt.

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12 December 2007

Sudan, the Beijing Olympics and its corporate sponsors (scroll to pg. 11)

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11 December 2007

Olympic Corporate Sponsor Darfur Report Card &company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In November 2007, Olympic Dream for Darfur published a "Report Card" on the responses of Olympic corporate sponsors "to China’s support of the genocide in Darfur". The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the 19 companies named in the...

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26 November 2007

19 Olympic sponsors graded on their pressure on Chinese Govt. over Darfur - GE, McDonald's, Adidas rate highest, 13 get failing grade

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26 November 2007

2008 Olympic Corporate Sponsor Darfur Report Card

Author: Dream for Darfur

In a report card released November 26, 2007, Dream for Darfur failed or gave Ds to 16 out of 19 top 2008 Olympic sponsors – among them Visa, Coke [Coca-Cola] and others known worldwide for their consumer brands – on their corporate social...

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26 November 2007

Olympic sponsors faulted for inactivity on Darfur

Author: Daniel Trotta, Reuters Africa

Thirteen of 19 big corporate Olympic sponsors have flunked a test challenging them to pressure China over the 2008 Olympic Games host's support of Sudan, a U.S. advocacy group said Monday. General Electric won the best grade of C-plus, largely for...

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