Headquarters in Japan
The Panasonic brand is owned by Panasonic Corp., which was known as Matsushita Electric Industrial until October 2008.
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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- Related in-depth areas: Dream for Darfur - Company responses
- Related companies: adidas Anheuser-Busch (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Atos (formerly Atos Origin) BHP Billiton Coca-Cola Eastman Kodak General Electric Johnson & Johnson Lenovo Manulife Financial Matsushita (now Panasonic) McDonald's Microsoft Panasonic Samsung Staples Swatch UPS Visa Inc. Volkswagen
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...
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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Author: Ashley Phillips ABC News [USA]
A consumer watchdog group [Center for Environmental Health] is considering a lawsuit against Apple, after the release of a Greenpeace report that alleges the company's iPhone contains toxic chemicals... The report acknowledged, however, that the...
Greenpeace's Green Electronics Guide ranks leading mobile and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals and on taking responsibility for their products once they are discarded by consumers. [companies...
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Author: Christina Larson, Washington Monthly
Environmentalism is China’s fastest-growing citizen movement. Beijing isn’t cracking down on these new activists—it’s empowering them... Just by breathing the city air, Lanzhou’s 3 million residents inhale the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day....