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10 April 2012
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Author: Magali Reinert, Novethic [France]

Deux rapports publiés par des associations scientifiques européennes alertent l'opinion publique sur le rôle des polluants chimiques dans les épidémies d'obésité et de diabète. En France, le Réseau environnement santé réclame en urgence une...

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17 December 2011

Can Annual Reports Save Lives?

Author: [column] Jason Zweig, Wall Street Journal

Buried...in the...[US] Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law is a provision that has begun turning financial regulators into a human-rights police force...Alarmed by atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congress ordered the Securities and...

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22 December 2009

Investment Giant KKR Profits from Dollar General's Poor Labor Record, Report Shows

Author: China Labor Watch

China Labor Watch’s newest report describes conditions for workers who make Dollar General’s merchandise in four supplier factories producing appliances, plastic cookware, household goods and electronic fireplaces. Hours range from 2-4 hours of...

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1 November 2009

Study of all sectors, regions finds supply chain labour & human rights policies are "becoming the norm" for large companies

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Benchmarking Corporate Policies on Labor and Human Rights in Global Supply Chains

Author: Aaron Bernstein, Pensions & Capital Stewardship Project, Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School [USA]; Christopher Greenwald, ASSET4 [Switzerland]

This paper offers an initial building block required for the development of social factor investment analysis. Using ASSET4 data on 2,508 global corporations, we benchmark public LHR policies relating to global supply chains... The goal is to build...

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10 July 2009

Salaries of “Uzmetkombinat” employees paid in...saucepans [Uzbekistan]

Author: Central Asian news service

Salaries of employees of one of the largest industrial enterprises in Uzbekistan is paid in manufactured products: saucepans, and other kitchen-ware, since April, one of the workers reported. "Products are of high quality…However for what do I need a...

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21 April 2009

Rural India gets a lifesaving cookstove

Author: Poornima Mohandas, Livemint.com [India]

According to the World Health Organization...at least 80% of Indians used solid fuels for cooking and the resultant pollution has killed over 400,000 people...Envirofit India—founded by Shell Foundation...part of the Shell Group, and Envirofit...

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23 February 2009

Ikea gives $48 million to UNICEF to improve health & living conditions of children in poorest parts of India

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23 February 2009

Ikea gives UNICEF $48 mln to fight India child labor

Author: Reuters India

Ikea announced...that it would donate $48 million to UNICEF to help...children in some of India's poorest areas...UNICEF Deputy Chief Saad Houry said that..."Ikea's investment in children's well-being, despite the downturn in the global economy, sets...

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23 February 2009
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Author: UNICEF

...[L]'entreprise IKEA, par le biais de sa branche philanthropique, l'Initiative sociale d'IKEA, renforce encore son appui aux enfants en offrant 48 millions de dollars aux programmes de l'UNICEF en Inde...M. Saad Houry, Directeur général adjoint de l...

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