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25 May 2018

Liberia: New report calls on Swedish co's to address & remedy human rights impacts following their exit from bioenergy project; incl. co comments

Shortly after the exit of Swedish companies Vattenfall and Swedfund from a bioenergy venture in Liberia 2012, the project collapsed. According to Swedwatch and several other NGOs, the investors left without an exit strategy and without conducting...

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24 April 2018

Sri Lanka: Authorities to investigate Horana rubber factory incident over alleged violations of workplace safety resulting in deaths & injuries

Author: Vimukthi Fernando, Maneshka Borham, Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka)

"Horana factory tragedy: Lab controller arrested", 22 Apr 2018...

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11 March 2018

Cambodia: Eight people killed after authorities opened fire on protesters over land dispute with rubber plantation

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Cambodia Security Forces Shoot Protesters Dead in Land Dispute", 8 March 2018...

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1 March 2018

Adidas Modern Slavery Outreach Programme 2018-2020

In early 2018, Adidas provided an update on its Adidas provided an update on progress against the three stratgic areas of its Modern Slavery Outreach Programme: Modern Slavery Training, Raw Material Sourcing, Cotton Sourcing. It also provided an...

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24 February 2018

Cambodia: Military general & rubber company director sues land dispute representative for damaging rubber trees

Author: Phak Seangly, The Phnom Penh Post

"Land dispute rep to appear before court", 21 February 2018...

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21 February 2018
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Author: Voice of America (Etats-Unis)

"Au Liberia, la population veut voir enfin reconnus ses droits sur la terre", 21 février  2018...

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20 February 2018
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Author: Julien Balboni, L'Echo

« Hubert Fabri et les sociétés Socficom et Socfinco vont être poursuivis pour évasion fiscale », 20 février 2018...

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1 December 2017
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30 November 2017

Italy: Tire co. Pirelli launches new rubber sourcing policy against land-grabbing & deforestation

Author: Global Witness

"New Pirelli policy progressive step forward in the fight against land grabs and deforestation - Global Witness", 13 Nov 2017...

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30 November 2017

Top car manufacturers launch initiative to address environmental, human & labour rights issues in the supply chain

Author: Edie

The Raw Materials Observatory is the product of a five-year partnership [...] between 10 leading car manufacturers which aims to improve sustainability in the automotive supply chain. The new commitment, signed by Daimler AG, Honda, JLR, Scania, VW,...

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