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23 January 2013

[PDF] Respecting Human Rights Through Global Supply Chains

Author: Shift

From 18-19 October 2012, Shift held the second in a series of workshops with business leaders...The workshops form part of Shift’s Business Learning Program, aimed at supporting the implementation by companies of the UN Guiding Principles on Business...

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1 January 2013

Report finds information & communication industry makes progress eliminating conflict minerals from supply chain while other industries remain behind

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1 January 2013

[PDF] What's Needed: An Overview of Multi-Stakeholder and Industry Activities to Achieve Conflict-Free Minerals

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

[Refers to Advanced Micro Devices (ADM), AIM Metals & Alloys, Alpha, American Mitsuba, AngloGold Ashanti, Apple, Asahi Pretec, AT&T, AVX, Banro, Best Buy, Boeing, BorgWarner, Cartier (part of Richemont), Chrysler, Cisco, Dell, Deloitte, Delphi...

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1 November 2012

Over 100 Powerhouse Apparel Brands and Companies Have Signed the Cotton Pledge [Uzbekistan]

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

Responsible Sourcing Network...surpassed 100 signatories to the RSN Cotton Pledge...The growing number of...brands and retailers publicly committing to avoid Uzbek cotton communicates to the Government of Uzbekistan that the apparel industry does not...

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14 August 2012

Disney sued for discrimination by former employee over Muslim hijab [USA]

Author: Amanda Holpuch, Guardian [UK]

A Muslim woman filed a federal suit against the Walt Disney Company...on the grounds of religious discrimination and harassment. Imane Boudlal, a naturalized US citizen born in Morocco, says that while working at Disney's California theme park she...

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16 May 2012

Tokyo Disney Resort eases rules on same-sex weddings

Author: AFP

...Despite their having no legal status, same-sex couples are able to hold fairytale wedding ceremonies at hotels inside the popular Tokyo Disney Resort, including at the Cinderella Castle, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday...News of the unions came...

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26 March 2012

Adidas, Nestlé Among Companies With Top Marks for Reporting on Child Labour, Climate or Water Risks

Author: Norges Bank Investment Management

9 companies...received top marks for reporting on social or environmental risks in 2011. More than a third of the companies in the annual evaluation by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)...scored zero. “Failure to manage social and environmental...

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26 March 2012

PVH, H&M, Adidas, Gildan Activewear, Next & Gap receive "top marks" in child labour risk report

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27 January 2012

Joining a Mother's Fight to End AIDS in Children

Author: Charles Lyons, Huffington Post [USA]

This year's annual World Economic Forum witnessed the launch of a group dedicated to ending pediatric AIDS -- the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born Free of HIV. The Business Leadership Council is comprised of representatives from...

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15 December 2011

Using Propaganda to Stop China's Strikes: Government and industry search for ways to calm the country's factory hands

Author: Dexter Roberts, Bloomberg [USA]

…7,000 workers at a...New Balance supplier in Dongguan protested plans to relocate production to Jiangxi province and cut bonuses…1,000 workers halted production to protest overtime rules at a Shenzhen company that…supplies Hewlett-Packard…[W]orkers...

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