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3 August 2003

‘Illegal’ rainforest furniture prompts WWF to ditch Tesco partnership [UK]

Author: Rob Edwards, Sunday Herald [UK]

Supermarket giant Tesco has been disowned by environmental group WWF for selling furniture made of illegal hardwood from an endangered Indonesian rainforest. For the past eight years the retailer had been a member of the 95+ Group, a scheme set up by...

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15 August 2002

Call for 'global enviro rules'

Author: South African Press Association

The environmental group, Friends of the Earth, on Friday called on world leaders meeting at the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg to introduce global rules for business....In the report the environmental group mentions...

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15 August 2002

Spotlight on corporates reveals need for global rules

Author: Friends of the Earth

Some corporations continue to abuse the rights of people, destroy the livelihoods of communities, and pollute water and forest resources for future generations, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth International published today. The report...

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31 July 2002

full report: Clashes with Corporate Giants: 22 campaigns for biodiversity and community

Author: Friends of the Earth

[includes section entitled "Towards binding corporate accountability"; also includes the following case studies: Peru: Manhattan Minerals (Tambogrande gold mine) Malaysia: Malaysian timber companies (logging in Sarawak - affecting indigenous peoples)...

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31 July 2002

New Friends of the Earth report: Calls for tighter rules on business, & presents 22 cases of alleged corporate abuses

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1 June 2002

Friends of the Earth names 10 companies as "Planet Trashers"

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1 June 2002

Ten Planet Trashers: Why corporate accountability matters

Author: Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth today publishes details of "Ten Planet Trashers", companies whose behaviour since Rio shows the need for binding rules on corporate behaviour. [the 10 companies: Exxon Mobil (Esso), AMEC, Premier Oil, ICI, Scotts, Barclays,...

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17 April 2002

Weedkiller makes male frogs into females - study

Author: Maggie Fox, Reuters

The most popular weedkiller in the United States [atrazine] can give male frogs female sex organs and other attributes, researchers said this week -...the study had implications for humans, especially children who have not reached puberty

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13 March 2002

Gardening Supplier to End Sale of Chemical Pesticides

Author: GreenBiz.com

Canadian food distributor Loblaw Companies Limited has announced that it will stop marketing chemical pesticides in its 440 garden centers across Canada by next spring.

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15 February 2002

Home Depot, Lowe's to stop selling arsenic-treated wood

Author: Karen Jacobs, Reuters

Home-improvement retailers said this week they would stop selling wood treated with an arsenic-based pesticide that is widely used for home decks and fences

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