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Author: Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb
With reporting requirements for the SEC’s Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule due on May 31, 2014, a PwC survey of 900 executives conducted in the spring determined nearly half of them are still in the initial stages of their compliance, while 32% are...
Author: Robert Kropp, Social Funds [USA]
A report from the Responsible Sourcing Network finds that leading companies in the information and communications industry have undertaken initiatives to ensure that their supply chains are free of conflict minerals, but few other industry sectors...
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Author: Kim So-yon, Hankyoreh [So. Korea]
Workers are being progressively squeezed by compensation claims and provisional attachments from employers [for holding strikes]. The situation is reversing the gains made with an agreement reached eight years ago in which labor and management said...
[PDF] Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct
Author: Joris Oldenziel (SOMO), Joseph Wilde-Ramsing (SOMO) & Patricia Feeney (RAID)
This report assesses the contribution of the OECD Guidelines to responsible business conduct, sustainable development, and the resolution and reduction of conflicts between companies and communities regarding social issues, environmental concerns, and...
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More than two dozen of the United States' most prominent...companies sent a letter to President Obama today urging...[him] to take a leadership role when he arrives in Copenhagen...and secure a robust international climate agreement. "This agreement...
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Author: Robert Schoenberger, The Plain Dealer
Lincoln Electric and three other welding equipment companies suffered a rare loss...when a federal jury in Cleveland slapped them with a $5.8 million verdict...[In] 2005...Iowa welder Curtis Cooley sued Lincoln and several other companies, saying...
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