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30 March 2006

UAE to give workers right to form unions

Author: Jim Krane, Associated Press

Hours after a human rights group blasted the United Arab Emirates for what it called wanton abuses of Asian workers, the country's labor minister said Thursday a law in the works will give laborers the right to form trade unions and bargain...

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26 March 2006

United Arab Emirates: Asian migrant workers stage mass protests to demand better working conditions

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5 January 2006

Proagro penalises 11 cottonseed growers for employing child labour [India]

Author: Ch Prashanth Reddy, Business Standard [India]

Proagro, a company of Bayer Cropsciences, has decided to penalise 11 farmers and cancel the contracts with three more for employing child labour in the cottonseed production last year...At the same time, it had decided to pay bonus to 55 cottonseed...

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18 July 2005

Asbestos-linked deaths raise fears over Japanese lawsuits

Author: Michiyo Nakamoto, Financial Times

Japanese companies could face a rising tide of asbestos-related lawsuits after a government report found asbestos-linked diseases had led to the deaths of at least 374 people in Japan...Japan has been shocked recently to learn that two residents living...

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3 May 2004

100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2004

Author: Business Ethics

The top four companies for 2004, in rank order, are Fannie Mae, Procter & Gamble, Intel, and St. Paul Companies -- all of which have made the list five years running...Other five-year firms include Avon Products, Ecolab, Herman Miller, Modine...

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23 September 2002

Corporate Responsibility: Myth or Reality?

Author: Otto J. Reich, U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Remarks to the Inter-American Development Bank Conference on Corporate Social Governance

[includes references to initiatives by Bell Helicopter, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Caterpillar, ITT Industries, John Deere, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Sun Microsystems, Daimler-Chrysler]

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21 September 2001

California enforces emissions standards for lawn and garden equipment

Author: Environmental News Network

Californians who own lawn and garden equipment that emits more air pollution than state standards allow are trading those tools for cleaner ones this month. The exchange is part of an overall settlement worth approximately $200,000 between John Deere...

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