Member of UN Global Compact
Headquarters in Germany
Author: Business & Sustainable Development Commission
"Better Business, Better World", January 2017...
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Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America
This series of stories in the Washington Post found that the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries - the power source for smartphones, laptops and electric cars - is linked to human rights abuses and environmental pollution in cobalt mines in Congo,...
South Korea has banned the sale of 10 models of Nissan, BMW and Porsche vehicles after the carmakers were found to have fabricated certification documents, in the latest fallout from the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The government announced in August...
Germany: Companies pull advertising from rightwing US website Breitbart after criticism by social media campaign
Author: Associated Press
Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal maker Kellogg's. The German boycott was spurred by a...
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Author: Thomson Reuters (UK)
Thomson Reuters Launches D&I Index - Reveals Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally...
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Investigations highlighted incidences of child labour, debt-bondage and unsafe work conditions mica mines of various indian states. Many of these mines are reported to be operating without licenses. The mica sourced from some of these mines is...
Paint used by car makers linked to illegal mines in India reliant on child labour and debt bondage, company responses included
Author: Peter Bengtsen & Annie Kelly, Guardian [UK]
"Vauxhall and BMW among car firms linked to child labour over glittery mica paint", 28 July 2016...