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23 October 2003
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Author: Roberto Campa y Raúl Curiel, El Economista [México]

Las empresas de la zona industrial de Tultitlán demandarán a las autoridades una explicación sobre el problema que heredó Cromatos de México [extinta empresa propiedad de Bayer], y exigirán una solución inmediata de la contaminación que hay en el lugar...

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24 October 2003

Multinationals pledge to end child labour in Indian seed production

Author: India Committee of the Netherlands, Amnesty International Netherlands, Novib/Oxfam Netherlands and FNV Mondiaal

Seed multinationals Monsanto, Emergent Genetics, Hindustan Lever, Syngenta, Advanta and Proagro (a subsidiary of Bayer) as well as some big Indian seed companies, have agreed to co-operate with the MV Foundation (MVF)...to eliminate child labour from...

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1 December 2003

[PDF] Development at Risk: Rethinking UN-Business Partnerships

Author: Ann Zammit, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) & South Centre

In recent years the United Nations (UN) has increasingly engaged in what it refers to as partnership with the private sector in order to hasten the achievement of the development goals of the United Nations (UN). This idea underpins the United Nations...

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15 December 2003
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Author: Mamadou Doumbes, Le Patriote [Côte d'Ivoire]

Le secteur de l'Industrie, en Côte d'Ivoire, emploie environ 2 millions de personnes soit 12% de la population qui restent aussi exposés au ravage du VIH/SIDA. Et pour faire face à une catastrophe éventuelle de cette pandémie, des entreprises s...

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31 December 2003

Compensation sought for mercury contamination [India]

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31 December 2003

Thermometer factory: Kodaikanal, India (update 31st December 2003)

Author: Unilever

From time to time we receive enquiries about the factory site we have at Kodaikanal, India. The site formerly produced medical thermometers containing mercury. Greenpeace India raised questions about the operations at the site, and other organisations...

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1 January 2004

Small African mining firms lag in fight against AIDS - IFC handbook launched to assist them

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6 January 2004

Many Companies Cannot Verify Whether Their Palm Oil Is Produced Sustainably

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Only a portion of the palm oil on the market is grown sustainably, with much of the increase in production displacing rainforests and indigenous communities. [refers to Body Shop, Cadbury Schweppes, Colgate-Palmolive, Compass Group, Marks &...

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25 February 2004

[PDF] Revisiting the core responsibility and contribution of business to development

Author: Jane Nelson, in BottomLine, joint publication between National Business Initiative (NBI, South Africa) and Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)

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1 March 2004

Friends of the Earth calls on Cadbury Schweppes to require higher environmental, social standards from palm oil suppliers

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