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11 April 2014

Nobel laureates recognize six recipients of Oslo Business for Peace Award 2014 [Norway]

Author: International Chamber of Commerce

A jury of Nobel peace and economics prize laureates selected this year’s recipients following a worldwide nomination process with more than 100 candidates…“The Business for Peace honourees are influential business leaders who, through their...

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20 August 2013

We have banned slavery on land – how about the ocean?

Author: Obiageli Ezekwesili, member of Global Ocean Commission, in Africa Report

...[T]oday...a long-awaited international agreement comes into force...– the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). It will secure rights for an estimated 1.1 million seafarers...primarily on merchant vessels and passenger ships...Yet...[many more] will...

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Company response
11 June 2013

Royal Caribbean response to statement by Friends of the Earth Hong Kong raising environmental concerns of the company’s cruise ship, the Mariner of the Seas

Author: Royal Caribbean Cruises

Please be informed that our ship has already issued a statement on 5 Jun stating that Mariner of the Seas will switch at the dock to MGO fuel with less than 0.1% sulphur for all consumers of fuel onboard for the duration of the port stay at Kai Tak...

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Article
27 May 2013

[PDF] The polluting journey – the Cruise Industry [Hong Kong]

Author: Friends of the Earth Hong Kong

The Mariner of the Seas [owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.], which is one of the ten largest cruise ships out there, will arrive…in Hong Kong on June 12…The Mariner of the Seas will dock for 24 hours at the terminal, during which…the engine will...

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Article
10 February 2013

Falling lifeboat kills Thomson cruise ship crew in Canary Islands

Author: Peter Walker, Guardian [UK]

Five crew members have died on a cruise ship operated by the British holiday firm Thomson after a lifeboat fell from the vessel during an emergency drill...in the Canary islands...A spokesman for Nautilus International, a trade union for seafarers,...

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Article
1 January 2013

[PDF] Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice IV

Author: UN Global Compact

Explores ten companies and how they deal with various human rights issues. Emphasizes the need for cohesive and sometimes over-arching corporate policies on human rights engagement. Fourth volume in the Embedding Human Rights in Business Practices...

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Article
15 February 2012

Ámuñegü (In Times to Come) [Belize]

Author: Galen Brown

Our project, Ámuñegü, a full length documentary film, is a story told through the eyes of two communities, Placencia and Seine Bight, trying to defend a balance they have maintained for generations. The Placencia Lagoon is home to many species and is...

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Article
30 January 2012

Lawsuit Filed Against Costa Concordia Owners

Author: Sky News

A multi-million pound lawsuit has been filed in the US by passengers who were onboard the Costa Concordia when it ran aground in Italy. The six passengers are claiming £292m in damages against the owners of the liner, Costa Cruise lines, and its...

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Article
16 January 2012

Fourteen still missing from Italian ship disaster

Author: Gavin Jones & Antonio Denti, Reuters

Rescue workers searched the half submerged hulk of a capsized Italian cruise ship for 14 people still missing Monday, more than 48 hours after the huge vessel capsized, killing at least six and injuring more than 60...The captain of the...Costa...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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