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1 May 2005

[DOC] Private Sector Partnerships: A Case Study documenting CARE Cambodia’s partnership with Heineken International 2003 - 2005

Author: CARE International in Cambodia

This report documents the private sector partnership between the NGO CARE Cambodia and the brewery Heineken...The partnership began with the implementation of the Selling Beer Safely project to help contribute to the improved health, general well...

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27 May 2006

New Campaign To Lift Wages and Prevent HIV Deaths Among Beer Promotion Women [Asia]

Author: Australian Council of Trade Unions

...new campaign against the exploitation of young women in promotional campaigns by multinational beer companies...[the] international campaign...highlight[s] the inadequate wages of 'beer girls' & the high rate of HIV infection which is leading...

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7 June 2006

[DOC] San Miguel response to Australian Council of Trade Unions campaign

Author: San Miguel

While San Miguel does employ women to promote its beer products, particularly in Vietnam and China where the use of promo girls is common practice in the marketing of alcoholic beverages and cigarette products, we have very strict rules as to the...

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1 August 2006

Campaign by Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) raising health & safety concerns about women promoting beer brands in Asia (especially in Cambodia) & company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2006, the Australian Council of Trade Unions launched a campaign against multinational beer companies' "exploitation" of young women promoting their brands. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited each company mentioned in the...

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1 January 2007

[PDF] Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship

Author: Jane Nelson, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

As the [OECD] has commented…”Increasing economic growth is essential – but it is not enough. The quality of growth –its sustainability, composition and equity – is equally important”…In many developing countries achieving this goal [improving the...

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29 October 2007

Toyota, San Miguel workers lose labor cases at Supreme Court [Philippines]

Author: Leila Salaverria, Inquirer [Philippines]

Two big businesses have won their labor cases against their workers before the Supreme Court, which has in both instances deleted the award of damages to the workers. In one of the cases, the high court ruled that the strikes of the Toyota Motors...

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7 August 2009

San Miguel food firm fined for waste-water violations [Vietnam]

Author: Veit Nam News

San Miguel Pure Foods Viet Nam has been fined VND106 million (US$6,000) for discharging more than 230,000 cu.m of waste water into the Thi Tinh River…the amount of pollutants from the waste water discharged into the Thi Tinh River was hundreds of...

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25 July 2010

Environment groups tell SMC to stop Cotabato coal mining [Philippines]

Author: GMA News [Philippines]

San Miguel Corp... should rethink its plan to penetrate the coal-mining business, non-government organizations said over the weekend.”... San Miguel announced it will build a 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in General Santos City in South Cotabato...

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10 August 2010
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Author: ComunicaRSE

Uno de los principales objetivos de la empresa cervecera española Mahou [parte de grupo Mahou-San Miguel] es el incremento porcentual de la presencia de la mujer en la compañía, especialmente en aquellos puestos con menor representación femenina...la...

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1 November 2013

Philippine Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda – company contributions to humanitarian aid (Nov 2013)

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions to humanitarian aid through 13 November 2013. This is not a comprehensive list, and we will keep adding items as we find them. [refers to Aboitiz, ABS-CBN, Air Asia Zest, Air21, Apple, Google,...

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