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14 January 2013

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: Is Business Ready to Face Up to It?

Author: Joanne Bauer, in CSRWire

For far too long businesses have ignored the risk of forced labor in corporate supply chains -- a situation that reflects the failure not just of business, but of society at large to confront the inconvenient truth of modern day slavery. But at last we...

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19 December 2012

Whirlpool did not respond to: Global Witness issues new call for more companies to clarify positions on conflict minerals lawsuit.

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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23 May 2011

KPMG, AT&T Stand Up to Anti-LGBT Bill in Tennessee [USA]

Author: Barbara Frankel, DiversityInc [USA]

A Tennessee bill prohibiting local governments from passing anti-discriminatory measures, which the Human Rights Campaign says is "clearly based in anti-LGBT sentiment," is being publicly opposed by several large corporations, including KPMG and AT&...

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1 February 2011

Better Safe than Sorry

Author: Susan Aaronson, Professor & Ian Higham, Research Assistant - Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ in Policy Innovations

...Building on years of research and multi-stakeholder dialogue, [UN Special Representative on business & human rights John] Ruggie outlined a framework and Guiding Principles to help firms “operationalize” their human rights responsibilities.....

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19 January 2010

Whirlpool Corp. to pay over $1 million for harassing black female worker [USA]

Author: Kansas City infoZine

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a final court judgment of $1,073,261 against Whirlpool Corporation in a race and sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of Carlota Freeman, an African American former employee…EEOC...

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13 September 2009

USA: Report finds number of companies with top ratings for lesbian & gay policies increased 20% despite recession

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13 September 2009

[PDF] "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2010:A report card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America."

Author: Human Rights Campaign

305 businesses achieved the top rating of 100 percent this year, compared with 260 businesses in the previous year. This accounts for 58 businesses that reached 100 percent for the first time and 13 no longer on the list, for a net increase of 45...

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31 August 2009

Green Rankings - the 2009 list

Author: Newsweek

Our exclusive environmental ranking of America's 500 largest corporations. [Top 5: HP, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, IBM]

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31 August 2009

Newsweek publishes "Green Rankings" - largest 500 US firms ranked on climate change efforts

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