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20 November 2019
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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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28 April 2019
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28 April 2019
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Author: Resource Matters (Belgique)

Le rapport Ni Vus Ni Connus documente comment les grandes entreprises qui achètent du cobalt en RDC ne font pas assez pour atténuer les risques de corruption potentiels dans leurs chaînes d’approvisionnement. Cela est en contradiction avec leur soutien...

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12 June 2018

Briefing reviews measures taken by sponsors of the Swedish Football Association to address human rights risks associated with 2018 FIFA World Cup

Swedwatch's latest briefing "The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia: Sponsorship and human rights" focuses on the role of corporate sponsors in addressing human rights risks associated with major sporting events. It highlights measures taken by sponsors of...

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1 December 2017
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30 November 2017

Top car manufacturers launch initiative to address environmental, human & labour rights issues in the supply chain

Author: Edie

The Raw Materials Observatory is the product of a five-year partnership [...] between 10 leading car manufacturers which aims to improve sustainability in the automotive supply chain. The new commitment, signed by Daimler AG, Honda, JLR, Scania, VW,...

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26 April 2016

UK: Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit goes undercover to reveal scale of modern slavery

Includes allegations of workers living in squalid containers at a carwash in Kent that say they are paid well below the minimum wage, suffer verbal and physical abuse, and have wages withheld for causing minor damage.

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27 May 2013

[video] Enact launches business and human rights movie

Author: Enact

Enact developed a short movie to provide an overview of recent developments in the field of business and human rights. The movie had its premiere at one of the network meetings and was very well received. The movie has since been used in Enact’s...

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5 December 2008

[Company responses & non-responses to "Chain store reaction project”]

Author: Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking & CALL+RESPONSE

[The Chain store reaction project is an open letter asking companies to investigate labour abuses in their production chains. Webpage indicates how many emails sent to each company, and which are responding]. [refers to American Apparel, Audi, A...

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