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1 October 2018

Unions to file OECD complaint with Dutch NCP against IKEA for allegedly undermining workers' right to organise in the US, Ireland & Portugal; incl. co comments

Author: Reuters

"Unions accuse IKEA of undermining workers' rights in three markets", 27 September 2018...

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8 August 2018
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Author: ONU Brasil (Brazil)

“O que as empresas estão fazendo para frear a torrente de plásticos?”, 9 de julho de 2018        ...Diante das consequências inegáveis da poluição por plásticos, pessoas de todo o mundo estão rejeitando os produtos descartáveis e se comprometendo...

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11 December 2017
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2 November 2017

Opportunities & challenges of business support for LGBTI community

Author: Charles Radcliffe, Office of the High Commissionner for Human Rights & Caroline Vagneron, GLOBE, World Bank Group

"How businesses can support LGBTI rights in countries that oppose them", 26 Sep 2017...

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29 September 2017

Global businesses can achieve social impact, better reputation & increase brand loyalty by including refugees, says report

Author: Cindy Huang et al., Center for Global Development (CGD)

"Global Business and Refugee Crises: A Framework for Sustainable Engagement," September 2017...

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29 September 2017

Tackling discrimination against LGBTI people: Standards of Conduct for Business

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

...The United Nations Human Rights Office has developed five Standards of Conduct to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people......

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11 September 2017

Fleifel did not respond to allegations re denying wages of migrant workers

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Fleifel to respond to allegations re failure to pay the salaries and allowances of migrant workers. Fleifel did not respond.

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11 September 2017

Lebanon: Fleifel migrant workers go on strike amid allegations of denied wages

Reports in the Lebanese media claim Fleifel, one of the country’s leading furniture suppliers, has denied the salaries and allowances of migrant workers, including Syrian refugees. Company owner Abbas Fleifel has also reportedly denied employing any...

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6 September 2017
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Projeto “Empoderando Refugiadas”, coordenado pela Rede Brasil do Pacto Global e realizado em conjunto com o ACNUR (Agência da ONU para Refugiados) e a ONU Mulheres encerra segunda edição com 21 contratações. No encerramento foi também apresentado o do...

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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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