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10 May 2019

Indonesia: Govt. will eradicate use of toxic mercury in small-scale gold mining & health care sectors

Author: Fransiska Nangoy, Wilda Asmarini & Bernadette Christina Munthe, Reuters

"Indonesia says ramping up push against mercury in mining, industry", 7 May 2019...

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2 May 2019

Kenya: Walker Industries closed due to environmental pollution & failure to provide workers with protective gear

Author: Bernardine Mutanu, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Mavoko shoe factory managers arrested over river pollution"...

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23 April 2019

Kenyan family who lost kin in Ethiopian Airline crash sues Boeing in USA, lawyer says company "prioritised profits over safety’"

Author: Business Daily (Kenya)

"Kenyan family sues Boeing for ‘putting profits first’"...

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15 April 2019

Australia: Ethical Fashion Report grades 130 companies based on efforts to mitigate forced labour, child labour & exploitation in supply chains

Baptist World Aid Australia has released its 2019 Ethical Fashion Report, which sheds light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation....

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4 April 2019

The impact of Chinese investment in Africa, including development, job creation & possible environmental degradation

Author: David Pilling & Emily Feng, OZY (USA)

"How Chinese entrepreneurs are quietly reshaping Africa"...

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27 March 2019

So. Korea: Workers forced into labour for Japanese companies during World War II launch lawsuits before statute of limitations ends

Author: Yosuke Onchi, Nikkei Asian Review (Japan)

"South Koreans ready more wartime labor suits as clock ticks", 20 Mar 2019...

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23 March 2019

Malaysia: Directors, driver of tyre-processing co. charged for illegally dumping chemicals into river

Author: The Straits Times

"Pasir Gudang chemical spill: Singaporean among three charged over pollution of river", 24 March 2019...

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11 March 2019

Airlines ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after Ethiopian Airlines flight crash killing 157 people; second accident involving same model in 4 months

Author: Kate Lyons & Lily Kuo, The Guardian

"Carriers ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in wake of disaster"...

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Company non-response
27 February 2019

Daikin India did not respond to incidences in factory in Neemrana, India

We invited Daikin India and Daikin to respond. to the allegations. we did not get any response from them. 

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26 February 2019

India: Daikin workers seriously injured during two-day national strike

In January 2019, approximately 30 workers at the Daikin India factory were reported to have been seriously injured while participating in a two-day national strike. Twelve workers were subseqently arrested on charges of rioting and attempted murder, w...

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