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22 March 2016

Shift releases new reporting database to shed light on corporate human rights performance

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database was developed by Shift in support of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, a joint initiative of Shift and Mazars...The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database shows what companies say about how...

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18 September 2015

8 major companies call for strong climate action by Australian Govt. & intl. community at Paris summit

Author: AGL, BHP Billiton, General Electric, Mirvac, Santos, Unilever, Wesfarmers, Westpac

Climate change is affecting our businesses and the communities in which we operate. We recognise that we have a role to play and we want to play our part...We have come together because we acknowledge that climate change will continue to have serious...

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12 May 2015

Australia: Members of govt. working group seek ways "to hold supermarkets to account" for reported labour abuses in supply chains

Author: Brynn O’Brien and Martijn Boersma, Supply Chains Working Group (Australia), in Guardian (UK)

"Cracking down on migrant workers isn't how to hold supermarkets to account", 5 May 2015...

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6 November 2014

Australia: Customer sues Coles Supermarkets over alleged disability discrimination re accessibility of website

Author: Rachel Browne, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

"Blind woman Gisele Mesnage sues Coles over online shopping website", 5 Nov 2014...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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