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1 November 2013

Philippine Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda – company contributions to humanitarian aid (Nov 2013)

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions to humanitarian aid through 13 November 2013. This is not a comprehensive list, and we will keep adding items as we find them. [refers to Aboitiz, ABS-CBN, Air Asia Zest, Air21, Apple, Google,...

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30 October 2013

Lucasfilm Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Settles Out of Court [USA]

Author: Chris Roberts, NBC (USA)

A high-profile, lengthy and "bitterly-fought" pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed against Lucasfilm [part of Walt Disney]…has been settled out of court…Julie Veronese…filed the suit four years ago, after she says she was denied a promised job when...

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8 September 2013
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Author: David Perrotin, Metronews (France)

Le combat judiciaire des employés contre une grande entreprise peut souvent se révéler être un enfer. Mais quelques fois, la justice parvient à condamner ces groupes pour "faute inexcusable"...A l’instar d’EDF qui a été contraint d’indemniser de 95.000...

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1 August 2013

[PDF] From Audit to Innovation: Advancing Human Rights in Global Supply Chains

Author: Shift

Leading brands and retailers have, for several decades, recognized the need to address adverse social and labor conditions within their supply chains. The global convergence around the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights has reaffirmed...

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1 August 2013

[PDF] ITU and Partners join forces to engage millions of young people for BYND 2015: Global Youth Summit [San Jose, Costa Rica, 9-11 Sep]

Author: ITU

The Summit in Costa Rica will bring young people from around the world together – both physically and virtually – to participate in a series of workshops, presentations and conversations on how technology can be leveraged for social good and,...

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7 May 2013

The Bangladesh factory collapse: why CSR is more important than ever

Author: Christine Bader for Guardian Sustainable Business Blog

As the death toll from the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh tops 700...it is time to ask whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) has achieved anything at all...CSR is about a company owning its impacts on individuals and communities.....

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5 May 2013

Bangladesh, ILO Agree Labor Reform After Factory Collapse

Author: Arun Devnath & Pratish Narayanan, Bloomberg

Bangladesh’s government, workers, employers and the International Labour Organization agreed to a plan to improve employee rights and safety after more than 600 people were killed in a factory building collapse...The ILO proposals, which include...

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30 April 2013

Shoppers Face Hurdles in Finding Ethical Clothing [Bangladesh]

Author: Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press

…Last week's building collapse in Bangladesh that killed hundreds of clothing factory workers put a spotlight on the sobering fact that people in poor countries often risk their lives working in unsafe factories to make the cheap T-shirts and...

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26 March 2013

Lone Ranger Drowning Death: Producer Fined for Workplace Safety Violations [USA]

Author: Natalie Finn, E Online

A death on the set of The Lone Ranger last year has led to a citation for workplace-safety violations for the Disney film's production company. Silver Bullet Productions must pay $61,445 in fines after the California Division of Occupational Safety...

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5 February 2013

Bangladesh factory fires: the hidden dangers of subcontracting [Bangladesh]

Author: Sean Ansett & Jeffrey Hantover, Ethical Corporation

…Most recently the 112 fatalities at Tazreen Fashions have put the spotlight on the problem of unauthorised and unmonitored subcontracting in the global supply chain. Wal-Mart, Sears, Disney and Li & Fung claim they had no knowledge that their...

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