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25 April 2014

Study: Factories in Bangladesh remain dangerous

Author: Kathy Chu, Wall Street Journal

…[D]ata released this week by AsiaInspection, which audits factories in 45 countries for global brands, said the number of audits focusing on worker safety, child labor and building inspections rose 136% in the last year… Bangladesh factories scored...

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15 April 2014

Job posting: Supply Chain Manager [The Walt Disney Company, based in Glendale, USA]

Author: The Walt Disney Company

The Corporate Environment & Conservation Assessments team is responsible for supporting the Company’s focus on its environmental goals...leads the...development of...environmental footprint assessment and works collaboratively with Disney business...

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24 March 2014
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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des multinationales (France)

Si les entreprises multinationales sont régulièrement accusées de porter atteinte aux droits fondamentaux et à l’environnement dans les pays les plus pauvres de la planète, il existe encore très peu de voies de recours juridiques pour les mettre face à...

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18 March 2014
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Author: AFP & Le Monde (France)

La société Euro Disney sera jugée pour discrimination pour avoir publié en septembre 2006 dans un quotidien national gratuit trois offres d'emplois réservés à des citoyens européens…L'association SOS Racisme avait déposé plainte pour discrimination à l...

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2 March 2014

Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy [USA]

Author: Antonia Molloy, Independent (UK)

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America [BSA]…because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organisation…The Boy Scouts organisation is "disappointed" by the decision, which will affect the organisation's ability...

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31 January 2014

Burberry Commits to Phasing Out Toxic Chemicals from Supply Chain

Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman, TriplePundit

Burberry Group...announced its commitment...to removing all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by Jan...2020. To achieve this goal, Burberry will set up “mechanisms for disclosure and transparency” for the hazardous chemicals used in its supply...

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14 January 2014

Job posting: Audit Operations Analyst [Walt Disney, based in Glendale, CA, USA]

Author: Walt Disney

As an important component of Disney’s Corporate Citizenship and Integrated Supply Chain Management efforts, the International Labor Standards (ILS) Program helps foster safe, inclusive and respectful workplaces wherever Disney-branded products are...

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13 January 2014

Disney, Darden and other big businesses throw weight behind bill to end LGBT discrimination [USA]

Author: Jason Garcia & Sandra Pedicini, Orlando Sentinel (USA)

Some of Florida's biggest and most influential businesses...including Walt Disney World and Darden Restaurants...threw their weight behind long-stalled legislation to prohibit discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Floridians. The...

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11 January 2014

Striking a Balance in Cambodia

Author: Marta Kasztelan, Diplomat

...The reaction of businesses to last year‘s Rana Plaza factory collapse tragedy in Bangladesh, which claimed the lives of 1,100 workers, demonstrates that damage to the brand name is a risk increasingly featuring on the corporate radar. How this...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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