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13 January 2016

CRH sells controversial stake in Israeli firm Mashav over its role in West Bank separation barrier

Author: John Mulligan, Independent (Ireland)

CRH has sold its 25pc stake in Israel’s only cement firm, Mashav, ending a focus of huge controversy for the Irish group. CRH has been targeted by pro-Palestinian activists at its AGMs who pressed for the global building materials firm to sell the...

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11 May 2015

Irish Palestine campaigners protest outside CRH's AGM over alleged complicity in the Israeli occupation

Author: Palestine News Network

"Irish Palestine campaigners to stage protest outside tomorrow's CRH annual general meeting", 07 May 2015...

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25 April 2014

Israeli settlements: a no-go for business?

Author: Shane Darcy, (Irish Centre for Human Rights), Business & Human Rights in Ireland

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution calling on States to warn companies of the risks arising from doing business in the Israeli settlements in Palestine. The unlawfulness of these settlements has long been recognised.....

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28 March 2012

Response by CRH (Cement Roadstone Holdings): Dealings by companies in repressive countries raise concerns about business and human rights.

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13 March 2012

Dealings by Irish companies in repressive countries raise concerns about business and human rights

Author: Dr Shane Darcy, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway

Software sold in Syria by…Cellusys and AdaptiveMobile has been reported as being used by the Syrian government to censor text messages by protestors challenging President Assad’s rule…This is not the first instance of involvement by Irish companies in...

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21 October 2007

In booming economies, cement is crucial for growth but an enemy of green

Author: Elisabeth Rosenthal, International Herald Tribune

In booming economies from Asia to Eastern Europe, cement is the glue of progress... But making cement creates pollution, in the form of carbon dioxide emissions, and the greenest of technologies can reduce that by only 20 percent...[and] cement has no...

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11 March 2006

DEP fines firm $60G for river spill [New Jersey, USA]

Author: Jennifer H. Cunningham, Herald News [New Jersey, USA]

A Totowa asphalt company has been fined $60,000 by the [New Jersey] state Department of Environmental Protection for spilling undetermined gallons of diesel fuel into the Passaic River...DEP officials also charged that Tilcon New York Inc. of West...

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1 June 2005

[PDF] Progress report

Author: Cement Sustainability Initiative

[Chapter headings:] Climate protection and CO2 management, Responsible use of fuels and materials, Employee health and safety, Emissions monitoring and reporting, Local impacts on land and communities [participants: Ash Grove Cement, Cemex, Cimpor,...

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1 January 2005

Public Eye Awards 2005 - Nominations

Author: Berne Declaration

Candidates for the awards are WEF [World Economic Forum] corporate members and other companies who have excelled in socially and environmentally irresponsible behaviour. Award Category Human Rights: Bayer; Bechtel; Boehringer Ingelheim; Cement...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] full report: "Health & safety in the cement industry: Examples of good practice"

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development - Cement Sustainability Initiative

This compilation study on good safety practices is offered as a “tool-kit”, where each Company can decide what is most appropriate to implement in terms of its own corporate...strategy...[refers to Taiheiyo, Cemex, RMC, Lafarge, CRH, Holcim, Cimpor]

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