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26 November 2019

China: Volkswagen defends presence in Urumqi amid concerns on abuses of ethnic minorities

Author: David Ehl, DW

“Volkswagen defends presence in China's Xinjiang amid uproar over Uighur abuses”, 26 November 2019...

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7 November 2019

Europe-led global certification scheme for responsible material sourcing to launch in 2020

Author: Cecilia Jamasmie, Mining.com

"Europe-led global certification scheme for raw materials expected in 2020," 30 October 2019....

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4 November 2019

Volkswagen Statement

Author: Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Group welcomes the increased interest in the dynamic field of business and human rights and the new depth of benchmarks and ratings. We thus appreciate the snapshot benchmark by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and...

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30 October 2019

European companies respond to AFL-CIO report alleging use of anti-union tactics in American South

The AFL-CIO report "The Double Standard at Work: European Corporate Investment and Workers' Rights in the American South", published in October 2019 examines European companies’ choices on workers’ organizing rights in Southern states of the United...

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28 October 2019

Volkswagen did not respond

Author: Volkswagen

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18 October 2019

Report raises concerns about potential complicity in corruption among companies buying cobalt from DRC

In 2019, Resource Matters published a report alleging that companies producing technology that requires cobalt (such as cell phones, cars, or others with rechargeable batteries) are unable to avoid the potential corruption in the DRC. The report links...

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20 September 2019

Commentary: Recognising corporate watchdogs as an integral part of ethical outsourcing could help improve current auditing system

Author: Peter Bengtsen, Le Monde diplomatique

"Mica mining, why watchdogs count", April 2019...

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20 September 2019
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Author: Concepcion Alvarez, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Quand les industriels américains se rebellent contre la politique anti-climat de Donald Trump », 17 septembre 2019...

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7 August 2019
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11 July 2019
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Author: Insa Wrede, Deutsche Welle

'Kommt bald ein Gesetz für Lieferketten-Verantwortung?', 11. Juli 2019...

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