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7 August 2009

Durbin, Coburn Continue to Press Tech Companies on Human Rights Code of Conduct

Author: E News Park Forest

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) sent a letter today to 26 tech companies, urging them to join a voluntary code of conduct known as the Global Network Initiative (GNI) [on freedom of expression, privacy]...

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1 July 2009

Philippines: makeITfair finds continued labour abuses in computer manufacturing - calls on brands to take more action with suppliers

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1 July 2009

[PDF] Configuring Labour Rights - Labour Conditions in the Production of Computer Parts in the Philippines

Author: Esther de Haan & Irene Schipper, Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

This report is following up on research that was done by the Workers Assistance Center (WAC) in the Philippines in 2006, which consisted of workers interviews and was published in 2007...considerable efforts have been made by management to set up...

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1 April 2009

Take Action: Urge Electronics Companies to Sign the Conflict Minerals Pledge

Author: Raise Hope for Congo - A Campaign of Enough Project

The conflict in eastern Congo...is fueled in significant part by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals. Armed groups generate an estimated $144 million each year by trading four main minerals: the ores that produce the metals tin, tantalum, tungsten...

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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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1 November 2008

TV makers graded on take-back policies to prevent e-waste - Sony leads, 9 firms fail

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1 November 2008

TV Recycling Report Card

Author: Electronics TakeBack Coalition

B: Sony (B-)... C: Samsung, LG, Wal-Mart... D: Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, Best Buy... F: Funai, Hitachi, JVC, Mitsubishi, Philips, Thomson, Vizio, Target, Sanyo

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17 October 2008

Jobs touts Apple's environmental progress, Greenpeace gives thumbs up

Author: Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Greenpeace International today praised Apple Inc. for stepping up efforts to reduce toxic materials in its computers and consumer electronic devices...Greenpeace was reacting to an environmental progress report Apple published Thursday. Signed by ...

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16 October 2008

Apple 2008 Environmental Update

Author: Steve Jobs, Apple CEO

For the past several years, Apple has made a concerted effort to be more transparent about the steps we are taking to protect the environment and make our business more sustainable. In this environmental update, I’d like to inform you of our recent...

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16 October 2008

Greenpeace praises Apple for efforts to reduce toxic materials in its products

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