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26 September 2017

New briefing informs investors about potential material risks related to digital rights

Author: Ranking Digital Rights (USA)

"Poor Digital Rights Performance - Who Pays the Price?", 20 Sep 2017...

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20 September 2017

New report highlights UN Sustainable Development Goals-related risks for businesses, recommends solutions

Author: Vaidehi Shah, Eco-Business (Singapore)

"Why failure to achieve the SDGs is bad news for business", 19 Sep 2017...

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13 September 2017

Legal briefing on the disclosure of EU customs data

Author: Finnwatch

On 12 September 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution which “calls on the Commission and encourages Member States to seek ways to enable parties having a public interest stake to access, subject to appropriate justification and upon a r...

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11 September 2017
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Author: Carl-Heinz Pierk, Die Tagespost

"Dem E-Auto gehört die Zukunft", 8 September 2017...

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27 August 2017

Indonesia: Mighty Earth petitions Samsung to stop partnership with Korindo group; concerns raised about company's environment and human rights record

Author: Mongabay

"Samsung under fire for partnership with forest-burning Korindo," 25 August 2017...

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11 August 2017

NGO Commentary: Korean govt's response to UNWG visit fails to acknowledge poor labour conditions and negative health impacts of companies

Author: Correspondence NGO group of the UN Working Group’s visit to Korea, Korean House for International Solidarity (Republic of Korea)

"Comment: The government’s response to UN Working Group’s Korea visit report does not reflect the Korean reality", 11 June 2017...

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8 August 2017

South Korea: Report asserts that Samsung and LG Electronics should take responsibility for acute methanol poisoning of workers in third-tier suppliers – companies respond


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7 August 2017

Samsung response

Author: Samsung

…We feel very unfortunate regarding the incidents of acute methanol poisoning that occurred at our third-tier suppliers in Korea in early 2016. However, we would like to explain several aspects to properly contextualize this issue. Importantly, SAMSUNG...

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29 July 2017

Electric carmakers need to take more responsibility for mining of raw materials, says researcher at Amnesty Intl.

Author: Karl West, The Guardian

Britain last week joined France in pledging to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040... [T]he road to a promised land of zero-emission vehicles is littered with speed bumps... Battery makers are struggling to secure supplies of key ingredients in...

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25 July 2017

New documentary exposing hazardous working conditions in Samsung Electronics premiers at South Korea's National Assembly

Author: stopsamsung (South Korea)

"A Documentary On Samsung Cluster Victims Premieres at S. Korea’s National Assembly", 26 June 2017...

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