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22 August 2003

Transnationals Urge Flexibility from Rich Nations

Author: Gustavo Capdevila, Inter Press Service

An organisation of transnational corporate executives [International Business Council, IBC] urged the United States, European Union and Japan to cede to some of the demands of developing countries -- particularly in regards to agriculture and drugs...

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3 July 2003

Food firms to cut levels of hydrogenated vegetable fat amid threat of obesity lawsuits [Cadbury, Nestle, Kellogg, United Biscuits]

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3 July 2003

Obesity litigants may target Cadbury

Author: Michael Harrison, Independent [UK]

Cadbury Schweppes, the UK soft drinks and snacks giant, is the European food manufacturer most at risk of being sued by consumers claiming that its products contribute to obesity, according to a research report by JP Morgan...The research lists Hershey...

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13 June 2003

Greenpeace Confronts HLL at its Own AGM: Address Your Pending Liabilities in Kodaikanal [India]

Author: Greenpeace India

About a dozen activists entered the AGM using proxy forms of sympathetic shareholders and raised questions on what the company intends to do to remediate the damage inflicted by the [now-closed] Thermometer factory upon the environment of the area; the...

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12 June 2003

Greenpeace charges that Unilever plant in India exposed workers to mercury contamination

Author: Ramola Talwar Badam, Associated Press

Some 1,000 workers employed at a [thermometer] plant operated by the Indian subsidiary of...Unilever have been exposed to mercury-related health risks and should be compensated, environment group Greenpeace said Wednesday. Unilever's Indian subsidiary...

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6 May 2003

Unilever denies child labour link

Author: Simon Fraser, BBC News

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, has denied that its policies encourage child labour in India...The report, published by the India Committee of the Netherlands, said Unilever buys hybrid cotton seeds from farmers who pay children a...

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24 April 2003

Unilever’s bid for responsible agriculture

Author: Roger Cowe, in Ethical Corporation Magazine

Roger Cowe takes a look at Unilever’s forays into sustainable development -...The research was part of Unilever’s sustainable agriculture project, which includes spinach in Germany, tomatoes in Australia, tea in several countries and peas in the UK....

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4 April 2003

Learning [U.N. Global Compact]: Pilot Phase Submissions

Author: U.N. Global Compact

The following section provides links to the submissions made by participating companies during the voluntary pilot phase of the Global Compact Learning Forum. [submissions by: Aluminium Bahrain, Amazon Caribbean Guyana, Aracruz, BASF, Bayer AG, BMW,...

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1 April 2003

full report: Child Labour and Trans-National Seed Companies in Hybrid Cotton Seed Production in Andhra Pradesh [India]

Author: Dr. Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Director, Global Research and Consultancy Services, Hyderabad, study commissioned by India Committee of the Netherlands

[refers to Hindustan Lever Ltd. (Unilever subsidiary), Syngenta, Advanta, Monsanto, Mahyco, Proagro]

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1 April 2003

Unilever denies child labour link in India

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