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27 January 2004

Egyptian firm is clean, green, and in the black

Author: Gretchen Peters, Christian Science Monitor

In one of the world's poorest nations [Egypt], where globalization and free trade often mean shrinking margins for businesses, Sekem...is proving that helping people and making money are not mutually exclusive. [also refers to Body Shop, Ben &...

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12 January 2004

U.S. Urged to Monitor Global Labor Policies

Author: David Brown, Washington Post

[US]:...18 recommendations of things the federal government could do to help ensure better treatment of workers producing raw materials and finished goods for U.S.-based multinational companies. [refers to Boston Common Asset Mgmt., Levi Strauss,...

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1 January 2004

Codes of conduct: New report examines their effectiveness & points to need for greater U.S. government support

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1 January 2004

Corporate Social Responsibility 2003 Annual Report

Author: Starbucks

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1 January 2004

[PDF] full report: "Promoting International Worker Rights through Private Voluntary Initiatives: Public Relations or Public Policy?" - A Report to the U.S. Dept. of State

Author: Elliot J. Schrage, commissioned by University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)

[refers to soccer ball companies Adidas, Brine, Franklin, Mitre, Mizuno, Moltex Sporting Goods, Nike, Reebok, Saga Sports, Umbro; coffee industry companies Kraft (part of Altria), Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee, Starbucks; toy-related...

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1 December 2003

[PDF] Coffee & Codes - Overview of codes of conduct and ethical trade initiatives in the coffee sector

Author: Bart Slob & Joris Oldenziel, SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations)

This report contains an overview of initiatives of monitoring and verification of codes of conduct in the agricultural sector, with an emphasis on the coffee sector. [refers to Ahold, Java Trading, Neumann Kaffee, Kraft (part of Altria), Nestlé,...

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17 November 2003

Major Companies Announce ‘Clean Cargo’ Performance Survey

Author: GreenBiz.com

More than a dozen manufacturers, retailers, and shipping companies have announced the Clean Cargo Environmental Performance Survey for shippers to gauge their carriers’ environmental management performance and address the environmental impacts of...

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20 September 2003

[PDF] The necessity of social responsibility

Author: Anand Panyarachun, former Prime Minister of Thailand, in Bangkok Post

The following address was delivered on Sept 18 by former prime minister Anand Panyarachun, at the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility..."The significance of CSR has escalated in the global market place. In recent years, many companies which...

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20 August 2003

Starbucks Starts South American Push

Author: Reuters

Starbucks Latin American President Julio Gutierrez said the new Peruvian brand coffee, which comes from the southern jungle valley of Tambopata and has been developed with environmental group Conservation International, was proof of the company's fair...

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15 October 2002

US urged to wake up to "coffee with a conscience"

Author: Ros Davidson, Reuters

...fair trade beans are slowly making inroads into some of America's favourite coffee emporiums, with them being sold in some 10,000 outlets nationally including retailers such as Starbucks, the world's largest speciality coffee company, the...

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