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23 August 2004

The fatal shores

Author: Murray Griffin, The Age [Australia]

Large quantities of dumped computers and other high-tech equipment from Western economies including Australia are being recycled in dangerous village processing plants in China, India and other parts of Asia. [Refers to e-waste disposal &...

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3 December 2007

Norwegian investor divests from Australian phosphate importer

Author: Kristin Vallevik Gjerde & Cecilie Langum, Dagens Næringsliv [Norway]

On Monday KLP presented its updated semi-annual list of companies that are excluded from its investment universe...To the list of excluded companies have been added the energy companies Alstom and Wesfarmers, both because of breaches of human rights...

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21 December 2007

Making a meal of human rights

Author: Sydney Morning Herald

Almost every time Australians sit down at the dinner table, they are eating the fruits of Morocco's illegal invasion of Western Sahara. This unlikely connection exists because of phosphate, which is imported from occupied Western Sahara by three...

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5 February 2008
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Author: Sahara Press Service [Algérie]

Deux compagnies nordiques ont retiré de leurs portefeuilles d’investissement les actions d’une entreprise australienne, la Wesfarmers, qui importe du phosphate extrait illégalement par le Maroc des territoires occupés du Sahara occidental...La banque...

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2 June 2009

Norwegian investor blacklists fertilizer company

Author: Erik Hagen, Norwatch

For the second time, KLP has thrown an Australian fertilizer firm out of its portfolios due to Western Sahara trade...“Extraction of natural resources from occupied territories, particularly from Western Sahara, has been considered illegal by the UN’s...

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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series...to demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...

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20 April 2011

Our Guilty Pleasure: Exploitative Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry – 10 Years on From the Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol

Author: World Vision Australia

Through the lens of World Vision Australia’s call for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including trafficked labour and fair prices for cocoa farmers...the report...examines global initiatives that have arisen in the last decade to...

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9 May 2012

Call for Australia to stop Sahara phosphate imports

Author: Gareth Boreham, SBS [Australia]

Human rights activist, Malak Amidan, who's visiting Australia, is calling for Australia to stop phosphate imports from the territory...Malak Amidan says workers in Western Sahara are exploited every day. None more so than those in the territory's...

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20 June 2012

Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights report re alleged abuses at supplier factories in Bangladesh

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 8 March 2012, the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights published a report…calling on major fashion brands to move immediately to stop beatings, imprisonment and firing of hundreds of workers at their supplier plants, Rosita Knitwears and...

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Company response
20 June 2012

Response by Coles Group: Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights calls on major fashion brands to stop beatings & imprisonment of workers in supply chain.

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