Woolworths Holdings

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According to its website, "Woolworths Holdings Limited is a South African based retail group".  To our knowledge, it is unrelated to Woolworths Group [UK] or Woolworths Limited [Australia].

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29 June 2015
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14 April 2015

So. Africa: Human rights country guide exposes business sector abuses

A country guide on business and human rights in South Africa has been produced by the South African Human Rights Commission together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. The report seeks to raise awareness of the key human rights abuses...

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27 November 2014
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Author: AFP

« Boycott de l'origine Israël en Afrique du Sud: manifestations interdites chez Woolworths », 25 novembre 2014...

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6 October 2014

So. Africa: Woolworths threatens divestment group with legal action for putting "safety of staff and customers at risk"

Author: Lucky Biyase, Business Day (South Africa)

'Woolies threatens boycotters', October 5 2014: Woolworths might haul the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) group...to court because...activists’ threats have put the safety of staff and customers “at risk”...spokesman Babs Dlamini said...Woolworths...

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1 September 2014

So. Africa: Lobby group stages nationwide protest against Woolworths urging consumers to boycott retailer ‘for not aligning itself with human rights' by sourcing from Israel

Lobby group, Boycott Divestment Sanctions in South Africa (BDS South Africa), has accused retailer Woolworths of acting recklessly and not aligning itself with human rights and ethical and responsible business practices by continuing to import products...

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6 March 2014

SA companies ill prepared for African homophobia [So. Africa]

Author: Songezo Zibi, Business Day

...South African multinational companies have operations in Uganda and other countries with anti-homosexuality legislation, such as Nigeria. Cellphone operator MTN’s CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa...[said] the company respects the laws of the countries in which...

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9 April 2013

Labour probes Woolworths crane crash [So. Africa]

Author: Fin24 [So. Africa]

A Germiston shopping centre was served with a notice halting construction after a crane crashed into a shop, a Gauteng labour official said on Tuesday. The notice stopped further construction pending the outcome of a formal probe by the department,...

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22 May 2012

Profit drives African ‘sustainability catch-up’

Author: Sue Blaine, BusinessDay [so. Africa]

Businesses in emerging markets often impose self-regulation for fear of governments imposing laws stricter than would be the case if the state was better able to control corporate behaviour, and also because of "the shadow of anarchy" — the fear of...

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1 October 2009

IFC & Global Reporting Initiative launch guide on gender & sustainability reporting

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1 October 2009

[PDF] Embedding Gender in Sustainability Reporting: A Practitioner’s Guide

Author: Intl. Finance Corporation (IFC) & Global Reporting Initiative

This educational resource has been produced...to help organizations using the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework embed material gender issues in sustainability...

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