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23 January 2019

Analysing companies' human rights obligations in conflict & post-conflict environments

Author: Anna Triponel, Rights as Usual

"Companies Operating in a Conflict or Post-Conflict Country: Exercise Leverage or Stand Ready for Litigation", 22 Jan. 2019...

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14 March 2018

USA: Home improvement store chain Menards to face lawsuits over allegedly unpaid wages & overtime

Author: Bruce Murphy, Urban Milwaukee (USA)

"Menard Hit With Class Action Suits", 13 Mar 2018...

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8 September 2017

New guidelines launched to help companies combat modern slavery in the construction sector

Author: BRE Buzz (UK)

"Eight Pathways Launched to Combat Modern Slavery and Unethical Practice in Supply Chains", 07 Sep 2017....

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6 September 2017

UK: John Lewis & Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns in India

Author: Kate Hodal & Peter Bengtsen, Guardian (UK)

"John Lewis and Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns," 3 September 2017...

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16 August 2017

Report alleges that China continues to use forced prison labour to produce exports to the US, in violation of US law and trade agreements

A staff research report of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission alleges that China maintains a network of prison labour facilities that use forced labour to produce goods intended for export – a violation of US-China trade agreements...

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18 July 2017

Members of US business org IECA disagree with its stance against Paris Agreement

President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has faced significant criticism from the business community. In advance of the decision, over one thousand companies publicly declared their support for the Paris Agreement and following the...

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17 July 2017
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Author: Oliver Petitjean, Observatoire des Multinationales (France)

« Incendie de la tour Grenfell à Londres : dérégulation, sous-traitance multiple et dilution des responsabilités », 30 juin 2017...

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11 June 2017

Owens Corning Response

Author: Owens Corning

Published: 6 June 2017...

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3 May 2017

Uroš Macerl, 2017 Goldman Prize Recipient for Europe

Author: Goldman Prize

Uroš Macerl, 48, is the president of Eko Krog and an organic farmer whose family farm sits on the outskirts of the Lafarge plant….Many farmers suffered huge losses as industrial pollution wiped out the three most vital elements of their livelihood:...

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14 November 2016

World Alliance for Clean Technologies launched to support govts. & business reach energy efficiency, environmental & health targets

Author: Solar Impulse Foundation, Press Release

“Following the first round-the-world solar flight, the Solar Impulse Foundation launches the ‘World Alliance for Clean Technologies’”, 11 November 2016...

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