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18 September 2006

Carbon Disclosure Project report finds most firms recognise climate change as key risk but have no programme to reduce emissions - US firms lag overall but some rank among best in class: Chevron, Citigroup, Ford, FPL, GE, Marsh & McLennan

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18 September 2006

Most big companies taking few steps about greenhouse emissions

Author: Marianne Lavelle, USA Today

More large corporations than ever before acknowledge they face either commercial risks or opportunities because of climate change, but fewer than half of those companies are taking concrete steps to reduce their own emissions of greenhouse gases, the...

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18 September 2006

The $31.5 Trillion Question: Is Your Company Prepared for Climate Change?

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

$31.5 Trillion Investor Coalition, the Carbon Disclosure Project, Spurs Disclosure of Climate Change Strategies from World’s 500 Largest Companies, Including New Participants Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Boeing, Amex and Disney... The $31.5 trillion in assets...

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Company non-response
20 September 2006

Walt Disney did not respond to: Labour abuses at 3 factories producing Disney merchandise alleged in report by SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior).

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6 October 2006

[PDF] The transnational network and labor rights in China

Author: Huang Yan & Guo Weiqing, Human Rights in China

Two mainland scholars assess...how the international division of labor and the role played by various countries within it under globalization has transformed the organization of production in China’s industries and enterprises...The involvement of a...

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17 October 2006

Disney cleans its plate of junk food [USA]

Author: Deutsche Presse-Agentur

Disney…[will] license its characters' names only to foods that follow government guidelines for healthful diets…Disney [will] refuse to tie its brand to oversize portions, foods…[with high] per cent of…fat,…saturated fat or…added sugar. In its parks,...

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17 October 2006

Disney Cleans Plate of Junk Food

Author: Joseph Menn, Los Angeles Times

Walt Disney Co. said Monday that it would start lending its characters' names mainly to healthful foods, cheering activists who have faulted the entertainment industry for contributing to childhood obesity...In its parks, it will replace French fries...

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19 October 2006

Disney's PR Strategy Unhealthy for 'Little Consumers'

Author: Michele Simon, AlterNet

The announcement this week by Disney that the company is placing nutrition guidelines on licensed food products aimed at children...is just the latest effort by Corporate America to save its tarnished image. Reporters are guilty of jumping every time a...

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26 October 2006

Multinationals Accused of Hypocrisy over China Labour Law Reform

Author: Intl. Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation

US and European multinationals have been accused of double standards for adopting codes of conduct requiring their suppliers behave ethically on the one hand, while on the other lobbying against China’s proposed new labour laws which, if implemented,...

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27 November 2006

Secrets, Lies and Sweatshops [China]

Author: Dexter Roberts & Pete Engardio, with Aaron Bernstein, Stanley Holmes, Xiang Ji, Business Week

...[M]ajor American retailers and name brands have answered accusations that they exploit "sweatshop" labor with elaborate codes of conduct and on-site monitoring. But in China many factories have just gotten better at concealing abuses. Internal...

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