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17 September 2009

Land stands as stumbling block for mega projects in Orissa [India]

Author: Nageshwar Patnaik, Economic Times [India]

A review of 14 ongoing mega projects by state industry minister Raghunath Mohanty on Thursday revealed that the world’s number one steel producer ArcelorMittal and two other global steel majors – Pohang Steel Company (Posco) and Tata Steel are...

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29 August 2009

Sponge iron industry threatening environment, lives [India]

Author: Bighneswar Sahu, Merinews.com [India]

There has been unprecedented growth of the sponge iron industry in India. On one hand, steel majors like POSCO, Mittal and domestic majors like Tata, Jindal have already routed huge investments in sponge iron...On the other hand, sponge iron units...

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Article
12 May 2009

SA8000: The First Decade - Implementation, Influence, and Impact

Author: Edited by Deborah Leipziger

Ten years on, what has the impact of SA8000 been and how do its architects and users see it developing into the future? In this book, businesses, NGOs, academics and trade union leaders provide much-needed perspective on the lessons learned from...

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1 May 2009

[PDF] Foreword - SA8000: The First Decade

Author: Partha Sengupta, Vice President Corporate Services and SA8000 Management Representative, Tata Steel Limited, India

Today we may be among a handful of large corporations in this part of the world in demanding in very explicit language the basic workplace conditions of our partners for their employees, sub-contractors, and so on, and as such a cultural exception for...

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1 May 2009

New book: "SA8000: The First Decade"

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Article
13 April 2009

Study Finds that Largest Indian Companies Need to Improve CSR Activities and Reporting

Author: Robert Kropp, SocialFunds.com

In its second annual report on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of the 1,000 largest Indian companies, Karmayog, a Mumbai-based online organization, has found that on a scale of zero to five, 494 companies (49%) received the lowest...

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1 March 2009

[DOC] Report on the Karmayog CSR Ratings of the 1000 largest Indian companies - 2008

Author: Karmayog.org [India]

The Karmayog Corporate Social Responsibility Study and Ratings of Indian Companies was undertaken to explore and understand the role that corporates are playing...in finding meaningful solutions to the problems facing India today...Karmayog undertook....

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Article
1 February 2009

[PDF] From Words to Action: A Business Case for Implementing Workplace Standards Experiences from Key Emerging Markets

Author: Center for International Private Enterprise & Social Accountability International

[Comprises three case studies:]...

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1 February 2009

Business case for implementing workplace standards - study by Social Accountability Intl, Center for Intl Private Enterprise

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Article
1 December 2008

Industry and communities clash in Jharkhand [India]

Author: Moushumi Basu, Infochange News & Features [India]

The rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) policy...cleared by the Cabinet of mineral-rich [state of] Jharkhand [which requires corporations to give 1% of their annual profits to adivasi landowners whose lands have been acquired]... seems to be...

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