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17 April 2018
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Am 2. April veröffentlichte die TagesWoche einen Artikel anlässlich der Beförderung von Novartis Ethik-Chefin Shannon Klinger in die Geschäftsleitung des Unternehmens. Der Artikel äußert zudem Bedenken über die Patentpolitik und Zugang zu Medikamenten,...

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17 April 2018

Novartis responds to concerns raised about the social & environmental impacts of its business practices

On 2 April, the German-Swiss newspaper TagesWoche published an article about Novartis' decision to name Shannon Klinger chief of ethics and compliance and elevate the function to be part of the executive board following concerns raised about its...

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3 April 2018

USA: Town residents file lawsuit against several cos. over waste disposal practices allegedly harmful for health

Author: Stephen Dethrage, Tuscaloosa News (USA)

"Uniontown lawsuit targets smells, waste from businesses", 31 Mar 2018...

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12 March 2018

Nepal: Investigation links pollution found in wastewater samples to Carlsberg brewery; incl. co comments

In collaboration with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), Danwatch collected and tested water samples in December 2017 and again in March 2018 near a Carlsberg brewery in Nepal. The tests show that several measurements for water pollution lie...

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5 March 2018

USA: Several co.s to face class action lawsuit over waste dumping practices allegedly harmful for health; co.s deny allegations

Author: Sheena Butler-Young, Footwear News (USA)

"Merrell, Saucony Parent Facing More Than 90 Lawsuits Stemming From Waste Dumping Practices", 28 Feb 2018...

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1 March 2018
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Author: Anne Waak, Frankfurter Allgemeine

"Schrott & Korn", 23 Februar 2018...

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14 February 2018

China: Environmental activist & five others criminally detained for protesting forced demolitions &logging of redwoods

Author: China Change (China)

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24 January 2018

Responsible Jewellery Council announces updated Chain of Custody Standard

Author: Lewis Catchpole, Jewellery Focus

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced the launch of its new Chain of Custody Standard (CoC). The CoC standard was launched in 2012 as a voluntary standard for creating a chain of custody for precious metals that are responsibly...

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17 January 2018

Supermarkets refuse to share plastic footprint, says Guardian amid growing health concerns over plastic found in tap water

Author: Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor, The Guardian (UK)

As concern over the scale of unnecessary plastic waste grows, the Guardian asked Britain’s eight leading supermarkets to explain how much plastic packaging they sell to consumers and whether they would commit to a plastic-free aisle in their stores....

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2 January 2018

Berlin Spends Over €400bln on Scheme to Employ Refugees in Middle East

Author: Sputnik International

The German government has created almost 20,000 jobs this year in Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, as part of its "cash for work" scheme that aims to stem migration from the Middle East to Europe. The new employment brings...

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