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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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21 September 2011

Tyson to pay $2.25M to settle sex discrimination charges [USA]

Author: Ameet Sachdev, Chicago Tribune [USA]

Tyson Foods Inc. settled federal lawsuits alleging it had discriminated against more than 1,650 female job applicants…Tyson…will pay $2.25 million in back wages, interest and benefits to the women who were rejected for employment...The company also...

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4 October 2010

Workplace Equality Takes Center Stage with Record Number of Companies Rated in HRC’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index

Author: Human Rights Campaign

A record 844 American companies and law firms have been rated as part of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a survey that assesses American workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality....

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23 September 2010

Tribe Can't Intervene in Poultry Pollution Case [USA]

Author: Sonya Angelica Diehn, Courthouse News Service [USA]

The 10th Circuit upheld a decision preventing the Cherokee Nation from intervening in a lawsuit over watershed pollution from industrial chicken farms...The state of Oklahoma sued Tyson Foods and affiliates in 2005 over alleged pollution from poultry...

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15 September 2010

Labor Department Sues Tyson for Gender Discrimination [USA]

Author: Jenna Green, Blog of Legal Times [US]

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against Tyson Fresh Meat [part of Tyson Foods], alleging that the company systematically rejected female job applicants at its plant in Joslin, Ill. The administrative complaint seeks to recover back wages...

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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14 January 2010

Haiti: US companies including Coca Cola, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, UPS, General Motors pledge humanitarian aid to earthquake victims

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1 November 2009

[PDF] A Question of Governance: To Protect Agribusiness Profits or the Right to Food?

Author: Molly D. Anderson, Agribusiness Action Initiatives (AAI)

In November 2009, government delegates and representatives from multilateral organizations and civil society are meeting in Rome for the third international food summit to address rapidly rising numbers of hungry people (the “food crisis”) by...

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31 August 2009

Green Rankings - the 2009 list

Author: Newsweek

Our exclusive environmental ranking of America's 500 largest corporations. [Top 5: HP, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, IBM]

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1 September 2009

Newsweek publishes "Green Rankings" - largest 500 US firms ranked on climate change efforts

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