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29 April 2009

A Squeeze for Tomato Growers [USA]

Author: Jane Black, Washington Post

Appalled by instances of what federal prosecutors have described as slavery, executives of one of the nation's largest food service companies promise to boycott Florida tomatoes if growers [through the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange] do not agree to...

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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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2 December 2008

Suit against catering firm at Comcast Center alleges racism [USA]

Author: Valerie Russ, Philadelphia Daily News

African-American cafeteria workers employed by a London-based catering company serving the Comcast Center have filed a $200 million lawsuit alleging supervisors practiced "Jim Crow segregation" and used racist and demeaning slurs. The 11 current and...

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1 December 2008

[PDF] Code of Conduct: Tool for Self-Regulation for Private Military and Security Companies

Author: Nils Rosemann, published by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

This study aims to illustrate patterns of behavioural rules derived from corporate obligations, and to deduce from these a draft Code of Conduct (CoC) for Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). The purpose of a Code of Conduct for [PMSCs] is...

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3 December 2007

Compass Group: "Relations with Governments & the Wider Communities"

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19 February 2006

Some are short, others long, but critics say FTSE 100 CSR reviews are nothing more than corporate spin [UK]

Author: Andy Favell, The Independent [UK]

...nearly a fifth of the UK's top public companies are still failing to deliver comprehensive reports detailing the economic, environmental and social impact of their business. [also refers to BHP Billiton, Reuters, Wolseley, Alliance UniChem,...

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7 January 2005

[PDF] Briefing on Global Private Sector Response to Tsunami Disaster

Author: United Nations Global Compact Office

This note outlines the preliminary information that the Global Compact Office has been able to gather thus far on the magnitude and type of the business response to the [tsunami] disaster. [refers to DHL, SAS, Compass Group, Tata, Newmont, Sanofi...

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24 August 2004

Cafeteria Chain Seeks Sustainable Catering

Author: Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press

A major cafeteria management chain [Bon Appetit Management] has rewritten its mission statement to emphasize sustainable agriculture, asking its chefs to use locally grown produce and meat free of hormones, antibiotics and genetically modified feed....

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15 May 2004

Corporates warm to climate change

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian

Almost three times as many firms responded to this year's annual survey from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a group of institutional investors holding assets worth $10,000bn (£5,700bn)...British oil groups BP and BG along with banks Abbey...

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6 January 2004

Many Companies Cannot Verify Whether Their Palm Oil Is Produced Sustainably

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Only a portion of the palm oil on the market is grown sustainably, with much of the increase in production displacing rainforests and indigenous communities. [refers to Body Shop, Cadbury Schweppes, Colgate-Palmolive, Compass Group, Marks &...

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