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18 May 2015

Brazil prosecutors seek $16 million from pesticide makers

Author: Paolo Prada, Reuters

Brazilian prosecutors said…they would seek at least 50 million reais ($16.6 million) from multinational pesticide manufacturers for alleged safety violations at a collection facility for used pesticide containers. The violations…exposed workers at the...

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5 May 2015

BASF Shareholder Conference: German chemical giant critisized for sourcing from Lonmin which faces allegations regarding its involvement in the Marikana Massacre

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5 May 2015
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5 May 2015
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Author: BASF

...Die Eskalation der Gewalt und der Tod von Minenarbeitern während einer Auseinandersetzung mit Polizeikräften in Marikana im August 2012 haben uns sehr bedrückt und schockiert... Lonmin ist ein Lieferant, mit dem wir seit dem Erwerb von Engelhard im...

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5 May 2015

Statement from BASF to the countermotion of the Dachverbands der Kritischen Aktionärinnen und Aktionäre e.V.

Author: BASF

...Lonmin is a supplier with which we have worked together since the acquisition of Engelhard in 2006. In the past years, there have been repeated conflicts in South African mines, some of them long and difficult. The mining industry in South Africa...

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4 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake — Corporate Aid Tracker

Author: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Companies are mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and resources to assist with the recovery efforts following the earthquake in Nepal. Businesses have pledged $26.8 million in cash and additional in kind contributions in support of relief and...

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1 May 2015

Press release: BASF challenged to share responsibility for the Marikana Massacre

Author: The Association of Ethical Shareholders Germany

...After Seoka’s impressive and challenging address about the Marikana Massacre, the living condition of the workers and the responsibility of BASF as the main customer of Lonmin, a lot of applause was given by the Shareholders...Several Shareholders...

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30 April 2015

Counter motion on the occasion of the shareholder meeting of BASF SE to be held on April 30, 2015

Author: The Association of Ethical Shareholders Germany

...BASF SE board members didn’t fulfill their responsibility within the supply chain in the case of Lonmin. In the reports of the worldwide 3rd biggest Platinum enterprise Lonmin, BASF is declared, besides Mitsubishi, to be the main customer of the...

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30 April 2015

Morocco: Argan oil production empowers women socially & economically but risk of exploitation remains

Author: Josephine Moulds, Guardian (UK)

"Argan oil: the cost of the beauty industry's latest wonder ingredient", 28 Apr 2015...

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29 April 2015

USA: DiversityInc publishes ranking of top 50 companies taking steps on diversity

Author: DiversityInc

"The 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity", Apr 2015...

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