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8 July 2010

EU agrees to ban sale of illegal timber & timber products - operators must ensure transparency in supply chain

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8 July 2010

Global Witness welcomes new EU law banning illegal timber

Author: Global Witness

The European Parliament has introduced new legislation banning the trade of illegally sourced timber and timber products in EU member states…Global Witness warmly welcomed the reform as an important step towards cracking down on illegal logging around...

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25 June 2008

Lloyds TSB ranks number one among businesses taking action on race diversity [UK]

Author: Race for Opportunity, in Personnel Today [UK]

Race for Opportunity (RfO), the Business in the Community campaign promoting the business case for racial diversity, tomorrow publishes its 2008 Benchmarking Report…This report, the only investigation of UK organisations’ attitudes to and action on...

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3 November 2006

Slaves in Amazon Forced to Make Materials Used by GM

Author: Michael Smith & David Voreacos, Bloomberg

...[N]early 1 million men and women work for little or no wages as forced laborers in Latin America, according to the...International Labor Organization...The charcoal [slave]...laborers produce by burning scraps of hardwood [in Brazil are]...used to...

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22 April 2005

At a store near you: ecofriendly lumber

Author: Danna Harman, Christian Science Monitor

...certified "fair trade" lumber [is] catching on: everyone from small US furnituremakers to the Home Depot - even Gibson Guitar Corp., which is set to move to 100 percent certified wood this month - are increasingly bringing ecofriendly lumber to...

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28 May 2004

New Partnership Brings Sustainable Forest and Farm Products to Market

Author: GreenBiz.com

Partners include NGOs and producers as well as international manufacturers and retailers such as IKEA, Gibson Musical Instruments, Kraft Foods, Millstone, and Chiquita Brands International.

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7 March 2002

Court [in UK] rules against seizure of Amazonian timber

Author: Stefano Ambrogi, Reuters

Greenpeace says its bid to force the [UK] government to impound an imported cargo of Amazonian mahogany has failed in the High Court...The importing agent in Britain, Alan Thomas Craig, declined to comment on the case.

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25 October 2001

New report details global trade in illegal Amazon mahogany

Author: Greenpeace

Brazilian government suspends all mahogany logging and transport -...illegalities include logging in Indian lands, which is strictly prohibited...The mahogany is given the appearance of being legal by falsified paperwork, then is exported by these...

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