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Headquarters in South Africa
So. African NGO report raises concerns regarding negative community impacts of coal mining; Anglo American and Nedbank respond
Bench Marks Foundation has released a report, which examines the conduct of the key players in South Africa's coal mining sector, including the corporate grievance mechanisms used by these companies, the community engagement concerns identified and...
Dem. Rep. of Congo: NGOs raise concerns over potential negative impacts on local communities of "Inga III", the world’s biggest hydropower project
Author: Daniel Wesangula, The Guardian
"From Cape Town to Kinshasa: could the Great Inga dam power half of Africa?", 19 september 2014...
- Related companies: Eskom
[PDF] Between activism and science: grassroots concepts for sustainability coined by Environmental Justice Organizations
Author: Joan Martinez-Alier (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) & others, Journal of Political Ecology
[Résumé aussi en Français / Resumen también en español] EJOs (environmental justice organizations) and their networks have introduced several concepts to political ecology that have also been taken up by academics and policy makers. In this paper, we...
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- Related companies: Abengoa Bechtel BP Chevron Dole Edison (Italy) Eskom Keystone RV (part of Thor Industries) Shell Texaco (part of Chevron) Thor Industries Umicore
10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards
Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the nominated companies to respond. Responses & non-responses provided]. The annual "Public Eye Awards", cordinated by Greenpeace Switzerland & Berne Declaration, are for companies with the...
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- Related companies: BASF Bayer Eskom FIFA Gap Gazprom Glencore Xstrata HSBC Marine Harvest Sime Darby Syngenta Wilmar International
[PDF] Quality Kilowatts? A Normative-Empirical Analysis of Corporate Responsibility for Sustainable Electricity Provision in the Global South
Author: Joseph Wilde-Ramsing, University of Twente (Netherlands), Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited AES, Datang, Endesa, Eskom, SN Power to respond. Endesa responses provided. AES and SN Power did not respond. We will indicate here whether Datang and Eskom respond]. There has been an increase...
Author: Yankho Msukwa, Nyasa Times [Malawi]
[A] machine operator at Suncrest Creameries...died suddenly...after being electrocuted by Eskom power line at company premises, police have said. The deceased...was found lying at the backyard of the dairy company near the brick fence...[B]eside him,...
- Related companies: Eskom
[PDF] The CDM in Africa Cannot Deliver the Money - Why the carbon trading gamble and ‘Clean Development Mechanism’ won’t save the planet from climate change, and how African civil society is resisting
Author: University of KwaZulu Natal Centre for Civil Society (So. Africa) & Dartmouth College Climate Justice Research Project (USA)
[Responses by Sasol, Green Resources, Salini Costruttori, ENI below. Business and Human Rights Resource Centre also invited ConocoPhillips, NNPC, Cimpor to respond; they did not. Shell declined to respond.]
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Author: Natasha Odendaal, Mining Weekly [So. Africa]
The development of green mining initiatives and more environment-friendly projects will become an increasingly economically viable option for the mining industry, commentators indicate...While, initially, it may be costly to initiate or implement...