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20 November 2019
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30 November 2017

Top car manufacturers launch initiative to address environmental, human & labour rights issues in the supply chain

Author: Edie

The Raw Materials Observatory is the product of a five-year partnership [...] between 10 leading car manufacturers which aims to improve sustainability in the automotive supply chain. The new commitment, signed by Daimler AG, Honda, JLR, Scania, VW,...

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26 April 2016

UK: Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit goes undercover to reveal scale of modern slavery

Includes allegations of workers living in squalid containers at a carwash in Kent that say they are paid well below the minimum wage, suffer verbal and physical abuse, and have wages withheld for causing minor damage.

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27 May 2013

[video] Enact launches business and human rights movie

Author: Enact

Enact developed a short movie to provide an overview of recent developments in the field of business and human rights. The movie had its premiere at one of the network meetings and was very well received. The movie has since been used in Enact’s...

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5 December 2008

[Company responses & non-responses to "Chain store reaction project”]

Author: Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking & CALL+RESPONSE

[The Chain store reaction project is an open letter asking companies to investigate labour abuses in their production chains. Webpage indicates how many emails sent to each company, and which are responding]. [refers to American Apparel, Audi, A...

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1 July 2008
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Author: Le Monde

Le gouvernement irakien a débuté une action en justice...contre plusieurs dizaines de multinationales, accusées d'avoir versé des dessous-de-table...pour obtenir des contrats dans le cadre du programme onusien "Pétrole contre nourriture...l'Irak...

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16 July 2007

Volvo: Evading corporate responsibility

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, The Electronic Intifada

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...published...a link to my article...and asked the company to respond. The article highlights the use of Volvo construction machinery by the Israeli military as a tool in the occupation...Wikforss [Vice...

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2 July 2007

Israel: Volvo bulldozers photographed in destruction of Bedouin Arab villages - US church group urges divestment

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7 February 2007

EU car CO2 fight only beginning

Author: Stephen Mulvey, BBC News

The unveiling of the European Commission's plan to cut CO2 emissions from cars opens a new phase of a lobbying war between the motor industry and environmentalists... [Automakers] are now only being asked to reach emissions of 130g/km... In fact, some...

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1 October 2005

Notable Communications on Progress

Author: UN Global Compact

The policy on Communication on Progress (COP), introduced in 2003, was designed to increase transparency around Global Compact companies and their actions in support of the ten principles. Companies are asked to communicate publicly on their progress...

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