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1 December 2006

World Bank, UNICEF & ILO report says 1.5 million children working in Cambodia

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1 December 2006

[PDF] full report: "Children’s Work in Cambodia - A Challenge for Growth and Poverty Reduction"

Author: Understanding Children's Work (UCW) - Joint project of ILO, UNICEF, World Bank

The report provides an overview of the child labour phenomenon in Cambodia - its extent and nature, its determinants, and its consequences on health and education. The report also addresses the national response to child labour and policy options for...

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4 October 2006

List of enterprises not meeting environmental standards in China in 2006 [scroll to "Enterprises Exceeding Standards" below "List of Polluters", select "2006", #35-49]

Author: Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs

[Website only provides list of companies’ names in Chinese. Following selection of companies provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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19 September 2006

China: New environmental group says ties between govt. & polluting industries should be broken - also launches website listing polluters

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Article
12 August 2005

Families Displaced in Salt Rush [Kenya]

Author: Charles Njoroge, Nation [Kenya]

Salt processing companies have been blamed for the displacement of about 600 families in a Malindi District village. The Ngomeni Village peasants say the companies are the cause of heavy soil erosion that has also not spared a tourist hotel, a Kenya...

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27 June 2005

Human Rights Body to Probe Salt Firms [Kenya]

Author: Elizabeth Mwai, East African Standard [Kenya]

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) will probe six coast-based salt processing companies for violation of workers' rights...They include Kensalt Limited, Malindi Salt Works, Mombasa Salt Works, Kurawa Salt Limited, Kema Salt Limited...

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16 December 2004

Profitable poverty alleviation creates a ‘new frontier’ for corporate responsibility

Author: Mallen Baker, Ethical Corporation

The innate potential of the poor to innovate and create enterprise needs to be unleashed, and companies should actively provide products and services which meet real needs affordably and profitably...Prahalad’s premise [C.K. Prahalad, "The Fortune at...

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5 June 2004

[DOC] Beyond Mask-Building: An Ethical Order in Investment [Kenya]

Author: Steve Ouma, Deputy Executive Director, Kenya Human Rights Commission

...studies done by the Kenya Human Rights Commission and other civil society actors have revealed that most voluntary codes and CSR initiatives have been a “convenient mask”...Corporates can act as better citizens by embracing corporate accountability...

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1 June 2002
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Author: Le Mauricien [Ile Maurice]

Vers la ratification de deux conventions [du Bureau international du travail] par le gouvernement - La Convention 100 traite du paiement de salaires égaux aux hommes et femmes pour travail égal et la Convention 111 traite de la non-discrimination dans...

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15 April 2002

Kenya: Child labourers hit 3 million mark

Author: Child Labour News Service

...Labour Commissioner Abisai Ambenge...identified some of the areas where child labour is rampant including salt harvesting in Malindi, miraa farming in Meru North, and tea and coffee plantations in Central, Eastern and Rift Valley Provinces

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