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11 February 2019

Report condemns lobbying by electronics industry to create loophole in intl. law allowing European countries to export toxic electronic waste

Author: Sandra Laville, The Guardian

"UK worst offender in Europe for electronic waste exports – report", 7 Feb 2019...

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8 February 2019

New report on corporate disclosure under EU Non-financial Reporting Directive finds co's fail to provide meaningful information about impacts on human rights & environment

The EU Non-financial Reporting Directive which came into effect in 2018 requires large companies and financial corporations to disclose information regarding their impacts on society and environment. Civil society has however criticised that the EU...

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5 February 2019

Africa: Increasing use of electronic devices threatens environment and calls for innovative e-waste solutions

Author: Mohammed Yusuf, Voice of America

"Africa's Growing Economies, Youth Create E-Waste Challenge", 4 February 2019....

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4 February 2019

Ukraine: Rights groups call on authorities to address increasing attacks against human rights defenders

Author: Human Rights Watch

More than 50 attacks on activists and human rights defenders in Ukraine have been recorded by local human rights organizations in just the last nine months, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, and Frontline Defenders said today....

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18 December 2018
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Author: UmweltDialog

"Nespresso setzt auf nachhaltiges Aluminium", 17 Dezember 2018 Nespresso ist das erste Unternehmen, das sich dazu verpflichtet, ausschließlich Aluminium aus nachhaltiger Beschaffung zu verwenden. Nespresso arbeitet hierfür mit Rio Tinto zusammen, dem...

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18 December 2018
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Nach einer neuesten SPIEGEL-Recherche haben mehrere deutsche Autohersteller, wie Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler und Opel, schwere Verstöße gegen Umwelt- und Menschenrechtsstandards in ihrer Rohstofflieferkette eingeräumt. Grund dafür sind Unregelmäßigkeiten...

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17 December 2018

UK: City investors call on listed co's to pay living wage

Author: Jasper Jolly, The Guardian

City investors call on listed companies to pay living wage, 10 December, 2018...

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13 December 2018
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27 November 2018

Intl. Council on Mining & Metals announces new membership requirements, committing members to implement UNGPs

Author: International Council on Mining & Metals

"ICMM is first industry body to commit to UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a condition of membership", 26 Nov 2018...

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26 November 2018

Justiça nos Trilhos named first-ever recipient of Human Rights & Business Award

The Human Rights and Business Award is an annual award, accompanied by a US $50,000 grant, which recognises "outstanding work by human rights defenders in the Global South or former Soviet Union addressing the human rights impacts of business in those...

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