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16 August 2005

Disney rejects pollution monitor suggestion: EPD [Environmental Protection Department] [Hong Kong]

Author: Wendy Leung, Standard [Hong Kong]

Hong Kong Disneyland has rejected a request to to install air and noise pollution monitors around its Penny's Bay site to gauge the effects of the theme park's nightly fireworks display, a government environmental advisory body said Monday.

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18 August 2005

China: "Group slams Disney over labor abuses in factories" - Disney says it takes the allegations very seriously

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18 August 2005

China: National Labor Committee alleges unsafe conditions at suppliers making books for Disney - Disney vows to investigate

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18 August 2005

Disney sweatshops alleged - Anti-sweatshop advocacy group charges that workers make books under oppressive conditions [China]

Author: Wendy Leung, Daily Standard [Hong Kong]

The National Labor Committee...made new charges Thursday against The Walt Disney Company, releasing a videotape alleging that two Chinese factories making books for Disney operate under unsafe conditions...Charles Kernaghan, director of the NLC.....

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18 August 2005

[DOC] The Walt Disney Company’s response to the NLC accusations

Author: Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company...[has] a strong International Labor Standards (ILS) Code of Conduct for Manufacturers and [conducts] regular social compliance audits of the independently run factories that produce Disney branded merchandise. The Walt Disney...

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18 August 2005

[PDF] full reports: "Disney’s Children’s Books Made with Blood, Sweat and Tears of Young Workers in China"

Author: National Labor Committee

[Links through to 4 reports: "Survey of Conditions in Five Disney Factories"; "Made with Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Hung Hing Factory)"; "Summary Report: Disney Books in China (Nord Race Factory)"; "Brief Survey of Disney Store Goods in New York City"]

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18 August 2005

[PDF] Looking for Mickey Mouse’s Conscience - A survey of the working conditions of Disney’s supplier factories in China

Author: Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM)

SACOM...survey[ed]...four factories...in Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Zhongshan...[namely] Nord Race Paper International, Lam Sun Plastic Products, Hung Hing Printing (Shenzhen) and Hung Hing Printing and Packaging (Zhongshan) [both part of Hung Hing...

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19 August 2005
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Author: Reuters

El Comité Nacional del Trabajo de Estados Unidos dijo que en estas fábricas los empleados eran forzados a trabajar entre 10 y 13 horas diarias y les pagaban por debajo del salario mínimo legal. Disney dijo en una declaración que se había puesto en...

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24 August 2005

Response by Walt Disney: National Labor Committee (USA) alleges factories making books for Disney operate under unsafe conditions.

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30 August 2005

Protesters allege HK [Hong Kong] Disney abuses

Author: AP

About a dozen people protested on Tuesday at the entrance of Hong Kong Disneyland, handing out flyers about alleged labor abuses by Disney contractors in China...The factories have denied any abuse. In response to the report, Disney has appointed an...

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