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23 April 2011

Union members targeted by companies for claims [So. Korea]

Author: Kim So-yon, Hankyoreh [So. Korea]

Workers are being progressively squeezed by compensation claims and provisional attachments from employers [for holding strikes]. The situation is reversing the gains made with an agreement reached eight years ago in which labor and management said...

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15 November 2010
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Author: Véronique Smée, Novethic [France]

Lancé en 2000, le Carbon Disclosure Project est aujourd'hui financé par 534 investisseurs détenant 64 000 milliards de dollars. Son objectif : interroger les entreprises pour évaluer leurs politiques climatiques. Trois sociétés françaises figurent dans...

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5 October 2010
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Author: Automotriz.net

Con el fin de desarrollar proyectos ambientales orientados a las comunidades en las cuales opera y promover iniciativas para el fortalecimiento de acciones socialmente responsables, la empresa fabricante de neumáticos Pirelli de Venezuela [parte de...

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10 September 2010

FTSE cites "human rights" concerns at DuPont, UPS

Author: Ross Kerber, Reuters

...DuPont Co...and United Parcel Service...(UPS)...were among eight companies removed from a social investment index series [FTSE4Good] because of concerns about human rights, climate change and similar matters,...FTSE Group said...The most prominent...

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29 June 2010

[PDF] Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct

Author: Joris Oldenziel (SOMO), Joseph Wilde-Ramsing (SOMO) & Patricia Feeney (RAID)

This report assesses the contribution of the OECD Guidelines to responsible business conduct, sustainable development, and the resolution and reduction of conflicts between companies and communities regarding social issues, environmental concerns, and...

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31 May 2010

OECD Watch new report: "Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct"

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31 May 2010

[PDF] Think globally, sue locally: Out-of-court tactics employed by plaintiffs, their lawyers, and their advocates in transnational tort cases

Author: Jonathan Drimmer, Steptoe & Johnson, released by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform

Over the past 15 years, there has been a sharp rise in lawsuits brought against United States companies, as well as foreign companies with a substantial U.S. presence, that are premised on alleged personal or environmental injuries that occur overseas....

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29 December 2009

Firms, unions jostle for upper hand [India]

Author: Anupama Chandrasekaran, Mint [India]

Apart from Nokia and electronics companies...[Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu]...is also home to automotive makers such as the Indian units of Hyundai Motor Co. and Ford Motor Co....Nokia’s move to recognize a union is...under the microscope following the...

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29 September 2009

Workers strike at Bulgaria energy tycoon's Serbia factory

Author: Sofia News Agency

The workers at a Serbian tire factory owned by the Bulgarian energy tycoon Hristo Kovachki have gone on strike over unpaid wages. Workers…demanded to be paid immediately and announced that the plant has stopped production. 700 of the 2100 total work...

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17 September 2009
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Author: Marie-José Gava, Novethic [France]

Avec seulement 9% de femmes dans les conseils d'administration des grandes entreprises, la France se situe en deçà de la moyenne européenne. Une donnée qui nuit à la performance de ces sociétés... A l’exception de quatre « bons élèves » qui comptent...

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