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SOMO "overviews of controversial business practices 2008" - and company responses

In 2009 SOMO published "Overviews of controversial business practices" on several companies.  SOMO incorporated comments by the companies into its reports.  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies to provide any additional statement, to include alongside the reports on its website:

- Philips Electronics – Overview of controversial business practices in 2008
      - Philips response [DOC]

- TNT - Overview of controversial business practices in 2008
      - Allen & Overy report, sent by TNT as reflecting its response to the SOMO report [PDF]

- Heineken - Overview of controversial business practices in 2008
  - Heineken declined to respond

- AkzoNobel - Overview of Controversial Business Practices 2008
      - AkzoNobel response [PDF]

- Ahold - Overview of Controversial Business Practices 2008
      - Ahold response [DOC]

- SBM Offshore - Overview of controversial business practices in 2008
      - SBM Offshore declined to respond

- Aegon - Overview of controversial business practices in 2008
- Aegon response [DOC]

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