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Article
4 November 2016

Business leaders & environmental orgs. discuss what they hope to see at COP22 climate discussions

Author: Matt Mace & Luke Nicholls, edie

"COP22: Seven green business wishes for the Marrakesh climate talks," 4 Nov 2016...

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Article
5 May 2011

[DOC] Burma Campaign UK statement on Swarovski

Author: Burma Campaign UK

Under EU sanctions legislation it is illegal to invest in the gems or precious stones industry in Burma, and illegal to export gems or precious stones from Burma to the EU...The EU, Canada and EU have all decided to maintain these sanctions, so...

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Company response
2 May 2011

Swarovski Statement

Author: Swarovski

Recently, a representative from Swarovski participated, along with more than 20 other representatives of Austrian companies, in a delegation initiated by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO), an official body that aims to coordinate and...

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Story
25 April 2011

Swarovski & other European firms draw criticism from Burma Campaign UK for "breaking spirit" of EU sanctions on Burma when "human rights situation is getting worse, not better"

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Article
25 April 2011

European firms seize on Suu Kyi release to hunt profit in Burma

Author: Andrew Buncombe & Joseph Allchin, Independent [UK]

...Swarovski was among two dozen European companies that recently visited Burma on a controversial business trip...[The Austrian] embassy said [it] was an "economic fact-finding trip" and involved no contact with Burmese government officials...EU...

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Article
10 February 2010

[PDF] Rough Cut: Sustainability Issues in the Coloured Gemstone Industry

Author: E. de Haan, S. van der Wal, J. Cross, SOMO [Netherlands]

This report…outline[s] the social, environmental and economic issues present in the coloured gemstone supply chain…[T]he coloured gemstone trade can be linked to support terrorism and suppression in a number of countries…[T]here was a high reported...

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Company response
4 May 2006

[Swarovski response to Observer article entitled "The Price of Sparkle is Child Labor"

Author: Swarovski

A recent article published in the London Observer/Guardian titled “The Price of Sparkle is Child Labor” incorrectly implicated Swarovski in the illegal practice of child labor, an accusation which is not only totally untrue; it also goes against every...

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Story
30 April 2006

India: Widespread use of child labour revealed, for "Swarovski" beadwork on saris (article includes statements by Swarovski)

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Article
30 April 2006

The price of sparkle is child slavery [India]

Author: Dan McDougall, Observer [UK]

...Manoj Kumar Singh of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front [says]...'...the popularity of these sparkling adornments sold on by the firm [Swarovski] has created a life of servitude, a living nightmare for tens of thousands of children who are forced...

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