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Article
21 November 2016

Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia

Author: Pete Pattisson, Guardian (UK)

"Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia"...

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Article
21 November 2016

Malaysia: Panasonic & Samsung face allegations that workers in their supply chains are being cheated, exploited & underpaid; companies launch investigations

Author: Pete Pattisson, Guardian (UK)

"Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia"...

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Report
1 November 2016

Samsung - Modern Tech, Medieval Conditions

Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Samsung is a huge company accounting for around one fifth of Korea’s gross domestic product. Its supply chains reach around the world with a predominance of workers in Asia. Leaked documents show that Samsung corporate policy is to punish union...

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Article
1 October 2016

In your phone, In their Air

Author: Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post

….The companies making [lithium-ion batteries] promote the bright futuristic possibilities of the “clean” technology. But virtually all such batteries use graphite, and its cheap production in China, often under lax environmental controls, produces...

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Company response
23 August 2016

Panasonic Response

Author: Panasonic

Panasonic strongly supports the Olympic and Paralympic Movement ideal of promoting a peaceful society and the preservation of human dignity through sports. In our business activities, we aim to treat all our stakeholders with the maximum degree of...

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Story
17 August 2016

Brazil: Concerns around restrictions on freedom of expression during the Olympics, sponsors comment

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Story
8 March 2016

Japan: Panasonic to recognize same-sex partnerships

The Japanese company Panasonic has announced that it will recognize same-sex partnerships as marriages for the purposes of company benefits. [English summary of Japanese article, produced by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 

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Report
9 November 2015

Greening the global supply chain: CITI Index 2015 Annual Evaluation Report

Author: Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) & Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) is a system for evaluating brands’ green supply chain practices that was jointly developed by the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC...

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Article
7 August 2015

UN increases partnerships with companies to fund development & climate change programmes

Author: Inter Press Service

"UN taps private sector to fund development, advocate social causes", 6 Aug 2015...

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Article
23 March 2015
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Author: Arnaud Dubus, Libération (France)

"Dans les usines de Malaisie, «nous sommes traités comme des animaux»", 11 mars 2015...

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