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Sara Lee website: www.saralee.com

Sara Lee spun off its apparel business, including its Hanes, Champion & Playtex brands, as Hanesbrands, in September 2006.

 

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22 December 2015

USA: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inks settlement with Hillshire Brands over racial discrimination case

Author: Bill Hethcock, Dallas Business Journal (USA)

"EEOC wins record settlement for former Texas-based Sara Lee factory workers", 21 Dec 2015...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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24 June 2010

Companies commit to human rights in increasing numbers

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre & Realizing Rights

As representatives of over 1000 companies gather this week in New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a list of over 270 companies worldwide...

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26 January 2010

Ethics: ‘Islands of best practice in sea of poor to middling ones’

Author: Jane Bird, Financial Times

Unilever produces about 12 per cent of the world’s black tea. This makes it a good place to start implementing Rainforest Alliance certification for sustainable farming, says Miguel Veiga-Pestana, vice president for global external affairs…The aim is...

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14 September 2009

USA: Report finds number of companies with top ratings for lesbian & gay policies increased 20% despite recession

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13 September 2009

[PDF] "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2010:A report card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America."

Author: Human Rights Campaign

305 businesses achieved the top rating of 100 percent this year, compared with 260 businesses in the previous year. This accounts for 58 businesses that reached 100 percent for the first time and 13 no longer on the list, for a net increase of 45...

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31 August 2009

Green Rankings - the 2009 list

Author: Newsweek

Our exclusive environmental ranking of America's 500 largest corporations. [Top 5: HP, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, IBM]

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1 September 2009

Newsweek publishes "Green Rankings" - largest 500 US firms ranked on climate change efforts

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13 July 2009

Wal-Mart Brazil Thinks Green

Author: Andrew Winston, HarvardBusiness.org

At the...Wal-Mart Sustainability Summit held in Sao Paolo, Brazil...Wal-Mart announced significant goals and mandates to tackle some of the thorniest environmental and social problems in the world...But here's where the event took a radical and...

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13 March 2009

[PDF] CRO’s 100 best corporate citizens 2009

Author: CRO Magazine [USA]

[Top five placed companies: Bristol Myers-Squibb, General Mills, IBM, Merck & Co., HP]

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