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4 July 2014

EU orders Luxembourg to hand over Amazon tax documents

Author: Financial Times Limited

European officials have ordered Luxembourg to hand over documents relating to Amazon’s tax affairs as the online retail giant becomes embroiled in a crackdown that has already drawn in Apple, Starbucks and Fiat’s financial arm. The EU’s competition...

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15 June 2014

Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers [USA]

Author: Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times (USA)

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on...

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6 May 2014

Caffe Nero accused over tax affairs in viral letter [UK]

Author: BBC News

Caffe Nero has refused to comment on a letter that has gone viral on social media accusing it of failing to "pay its dues" by avoiding corporation tax...Caffe Nero, which has more than 500 UK cafes, made a pre-tax profit of £21.1m in 2013 and paid no...

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6 May 2014

UK: Customer says Caffe Nero's payment of zero tax on £21 million in profits contributes to cuts in public services - company rejects accusations

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift

This research was conducted to inform understanding of how companies currently report on their human rights performance, and how this maps against the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The research reviewed corporate disclosure of...

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4 April 2014
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Author: Mathilde Damgé, Le Monde (France)

[Le Directeur général de Mozilla]…n'est pas le premier responsable d'entreprise à s'être exprimé pour ou contre une question relative à l'homosexualité, qu'il s'agisse de non-discrimination …[ou de] ses aspects les plus larges (recrutement, égalité de...

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20 February 2014

Fair Tax Mark to reward tax justice

Author: Craig Scott, Guardian (UK)

So how can the problem of corporate tax avoidance be tackled and the public's understanding of the issue improved?...The Fair Tax Mark will use a set of metrics to assess companies on their tax and transparency. Companies that score a minimum of 13...

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26 November 2013

A constructive proposal on tax

Author: Maya Forstater, on Hiya Maya

Conflating ordinary business practice with aggressive tax avoidance does not help us to understand...where the problems are or how best to respond to them. What we need is a...informed, non-partisan analysis of the issues and data...My constructive...

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Company response
6 November 2013

Response by Starbucks: Unions denounce Starbucks' refusal to comply with judicial decisions to respect labour rights.

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23 October 2013
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Author: Confederación Sindical Internacional, CSI

La CSI está sumamente preocupada por la situación de los derechos de los trabajadores y trabajadoras de Starbucks en Chile. En octubre, al tiempo que anunciaba unos beneficios récord, la empresa rechazaba todas las reivindicaciones del Sindicato de...

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