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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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5 March 2008

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Tin from rebel-held mine in highly militarised N. Kivu reaches intl. markets - Hitachi, Microsoft, Pioneer, Samsung examine their supply chains

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5 March 2008
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Author: Nicolas Garrett & Harrison Mitchell, Financial Times (texte original en anglais traduit par Maguy M., Mouvement d’action pour la démocratie et la paix - R.D. du Congo)

...[De] l’étain provenant d’une mine contrôlée par les soldats rebelles dans la République Démocratique de Congo atteint les marchés internationaux... Une enquête par le Financial Times a trouvé que le minerai d’étain provenant de la mine arrive à des...

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5 March 2008

Sony phone & laptop are greenest IT products, but latest Greenpeace electronics survey says industry has far to go

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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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