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19 September 2017

'Modern slavery in company operations & supply chains', a review of current legislations towards an intl. framework

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for Intl. Trade Union Confederation

This paper sets out what leading governments are already doing to insist global business does more to eradicate modern slavery. It draws from this experience to set out how these uncoordinated actions could become a robust, and harmonised...

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Article
19 September 2017

EU competition laws fail to take into account the effects Bayer-Monsanto merger could have on environment, public health & food security

Author: David Burrows, EU Observer

Mega-mergers in the food and farming sector have become commonplace, but EU competition laws do little to help commissioners keep check on the impact this could have on the environment, public health, and food security... 12 months ago [...] news...

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Company non-response
18 September 2017

Chevron declined to respond

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Company response
18 September 2017

ConocoPhillips response

Author: ConocoPhillips

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the reference to ConocoPhillips in the Union of Concerned Scientists article and the study published in Climatic Change. At ConocoPhillips, we operate responsibly and take climate change issues seriously;...

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Company non-response
18 September 2017

ExxonMobil did not respond

ExxonMobil did not respond in this case. See here an earlier response from ExxonMobil to Union of Concerned Scientists' 2015 report, "The Climate Deception Dossiers," about its actions to address climate change. 

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Company response
18 September 2017

Peabody Energy response

Author: Peabody Energy

We question the conclusions of the study around this complex issue and have long advocated technology as the proper approach for addressing society's interest in managing greenhouse gas emissions. Greater use of technology can help meet the world's...

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Article
15 September 2017

USA: Ex-employees sue Google over alleged gender-based pay discrimination, includes company comments

Author: Associated Press

"Google faces class-action suit alleging gender pay discrimination", 14 Sep 2017...

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Story
14 September 2017

California communities’ lawsuit against 37 fossil fuel companies (re climate change compensation)

On 17 July 2017, three local governments in California (San Mateo County, Marin County, and the City of Imperial Beach) filed a lawsuit against 37 fossil fuel companies including BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy, Shell and Statoil....

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12 September 2017

USA: Rhode Island Association of the Deaf sues Lifespan over alleged disability discrimination for failing to provide interpreters

Author: Katie Mulvaney, Providence Journal (USA)

"R.I. [Rhode Island] Deaf Association sues Lifespan accusing lack of interpreters for the deaf", 10 Sep 2017...

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Article
11 September 2017
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Author: Sergio Abraham Méndez Moissen, La Izquierda Diario (Puerto Rico)

“Puerto Rico: protestan ambientalistas contra contaminación por cenizas tóxicas”, 4 de Septiembre de 2017...

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