Woolworths Group

Woolworths Group website: www.woolworthsgroupplc.com

According to its website, "Woolworths Group plc is principally a UK retailer focused on the home, family and entertainment."  To our knowledge, it is unrelated to Woolworths Holdings [South Africa] or Woolworths Limited [Australia].

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15 April 2002

Woolworths falls foul of child labour regulations [UK]

Author: Child Labour News Service

UK retail giant Woolworths has been fined after breaching child employment laws.

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10 July 2004

Exposed: how M&S uses wood from rainforests

Author: Maxine Frith, Independent [UK]

The company [Marks & Spencer] came bottom of a league table, compiled by the campaign group, Greenpeace, of companies that offer furniture products made from ethically-sourced timber...Only Asda [part of Wal-Mart] had a similarly bad record.....

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1 September 2005

Semi-annual review of FTSE4Good indices: 42 new companies added, 24 removed

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1 September 2005

[PDF] full report: "Semi-Annual Review of the FTSE4Good Indices"

Author: FTSE4Good

[Companies removed from FTSE4Good index series for failing to meet environmental criteria: Amsouth Bancorporation, Bank of New York, BB&T, Charles Schwab, Emporiki Bank of Greece, Fifth Third Bancorp, First Horizon National, Freeport-McMoRan,...

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7 September 2006

Disney's first year revenue more than HK$150 million [China]

Author: Apple Daily [Hong Kong, China]

[Original article in Chinese. Title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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10 September 2006

[PDF] In Search of Disney's Conscience [China] [Article in Chinese]

Author: Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM)

[Original article in Chinese. Title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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4 January 2007

Purer source

Author: Emma Clarke, Supply Management.com

[Commenting on the findings of recent reports on the impact of company codes on working conditions published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and War on Want, Stephanie Barrientos research fellow at IDS said that]...Strategies comprising...

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16 September 2008

"Recognise our union" [So. Africa]

Author: Kea’ Modimoeng, Times [So. Africa]

About 15000 Woolworths workers will down tools tomorrow in a nationwide strike to force the retailer to recognise their union, the SA Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union. The union accuses Woolworths of having a ‘‘hostile attitude towards...

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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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13 December 2010

Australia: UN Global Compact Network launches human rights working group for business - participants include ANZ, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Telstra

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