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20 December 2012

Delhi rape case shakes up corporate India; companies take stock of women employees' safety

Author: Devina Sengupta, Sreeradha D Basu, Saumya Bhattacharya, Economic Times

Three days after a woman was gang-raped and thrown out of a bus in New Delhi, it's not just the country's citizens that are grappling with alternating waves of shame, fear and anger. Corporate India is pounding with the same emotions, and although a...

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Article
20 July 2012

Maruti faces costly shutdown after deadly factory violence [India]

Author: Times News Network

A day after mob violence and arson at Maruti's Manesar plant claimed the life of a senior executive and left over 100 management officials hospitalized, the police on Thursday went on the offensive and sent 91 workers into judicial custody…more than 3...

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Article
5 October 2010

Investor Pressure Moves Toyota Affiliate to Divest from Joint Venture with Burmese Regime

Author: Susan Baker, Trillium Asset Management; and Shin Furuya, Domini Social Investments

In a letter to a group of investors, Toyota Motor North America confirmed that its major trading partner Toyota Tsusho (TTC) has divested its ownership stake in Myanmar Suzuki Motor. TTC jointly controlled the vehicle assembly plant with the Burmese...

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1 July 2010

[PDF] Investing in Decent Work: The case for investor action on forced labour

Author: Committee on Workers' Capital

...[T]his project focuses on institutional investors, and trade union trustees in particular, as they can influence the companies they invest in to have progressive policies and practices on forced labour. In doing so, the project emphasises that...

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Company non-response
24 February 2010

Suzuki did not respond to: SOMO report says top 10 auto-makers allegedly failing to address supply chain conflict minerals.

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Article
1 February 2010

SOMO report alleging that ten largest car manufacturers do not assess use of conflict minerals and company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In Feb 2010, SOMO issued a report “Driven by Corporate Social Responsibility? Top ten car manufacturers – A CSR analysis”, alleging that the ten largest car manufacturers do not consider human rights when sourcing metals. Business & Human Rights...

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Article
10 November 2009

Social responsibility: IBM to support tribal theme park in Sasan Gir [India]

Author: Indian Express

IBM will support the first tribal theme park in Gujarat in Sasan Gir...It will be run and managed by the tribals of Sasan Gir, known as the Siddis...Mamtha Sharma, Manager, CSR and Community Affairs, IBM said: “...Our experts helped in developing the...

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3 October 2009

Labour unrest at Gurgaon-Manesar auto parts units continues [India]

Author: The Hindu [India]

A total of 25,000-30,000 workers of auto ancilliary units in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt...[have been]...agitating for around six days...The belt...includes major auto component suppliers such as Rico Auto, Sunbeam Auto, Sona Koyo Steering Systems,...

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1 January 2009

[PDF] Countdown to Copenhagen: Government, business and the battle against climate change

Author: Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist

2009 has the potential to be a watershed year for climate change. The clock is counting down to the Copenhagen conference in December…Whatever policymakers in these various regions decide, the impact of regulation will fall primarily on the corporate...

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Article
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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