Le IIIà¨me Congrà¨s mondial sur l’exploitation sexuelle des enfants rend public un code de bonne conduite

29 11 2008

Le Congrès qui a réuni 140 pays à  Rio a demandé aux gouvernements de nommer des médiateurs et appelé les secteurs du tourisme, d’internet ou de la publicité à  mieux lutter contre l’exploitation sexuelle des enfants et la prostitution qui concernerait, selon l’Organisation internationale du travail plus de 1,8 million d’enfants à  travers le monde. (…) […]

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Old Habits Die Hard: Banning Child Labor Practices in the Uzbek Cotton Sector

27 11 2008

The issue of child labor strikes an emotional chord with a vast majority of consumers. When the BBC released a segment detailing the ongoing horrors of child labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry in October 2007, massive public attention was drawn to the world’s third largest exporter of cotton and its unsettling child rights abuses. The […]

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Greener Electronics — Major companies fail to show climate leadership

24 11 2008

International – The latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims, major companies like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Apple are failing to support the necessary levels of global cuts in emissions and make the absolute cuts in their […]

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Samsung Electronics Brings ‘Hope’ to Youth in Africa

24 11 2008

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, has signed a new partnership agreement with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) to address youth unemployment in Africa as a part of its corporate social responsibility commitment in the region. The nations of Africa face many challenges in their development efforts. Fundamental […]

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BNP Paribas lance l’Observatoire de la Parentalité en entreprise

24 11 2008

Sous le haut patronage et en présence de Xavier BERTRAND, Ministre du Travail, des Relations Sociales, de la Famille et de la Solidarité en présence de Nadine MORANO, Secrétaire d’Etat chargée de la Famille, et de Laurence PARISOT, Présidente du MEDEFSelon l’enquàªte Familles et employeurs réalisée par l’INED et l’INSEE dont les résultats ont été […]

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Candy Group: our commitment to sustainability

21 11 2008

Our commitment to sustainability in the R&D, manufacture, and sale of innovative appliances is focused and straightforward: it aims at the effectiveness of actions and programs, it has been engineered for results. In all our operations and strategies, we aim at preserving resources for future generations and reducing our carbon footprint. At the heart of […]

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Yahoo! Supports Every Human Has Rights Campaign

20 11 2008

In keeping with the company’s goal of advancing human rights around the world, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced it is helping to promote the Every Human Has Rights Campaign, inspired by The Elders and run by partner organizations around the world. The Every Human Has Rights Campaign is gathering global public support for the tenets […]

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Kofi Annan prône l’interdiction du commerce des minerais du Nord-Kivu

19 11 2008

Kofi Annan suggère de bannir le commerce des matières premières provenant de l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Lundi 17 novembre, lors d’une conférence à  Paris organisée par le Forum for New Diplomacy, l’ancien secrétaire général de l’ONU (1997-2006) a proposé cette mesure pour tarir les ressources des milices et des pays qui […]

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Aviva launches €500m European clean tech investment fund

17 11 2008

Aviva Investors, the asset management business of the insurance giant, has set up a €500m clean tech investment fund targeting biomass, biogas, geothermal, solar and wind projects across Europe. The company says the European Renewable Energy Fund aims to capitalise on investor interest and the binding EU targets to increase sustainable energy consumption to 20 […]

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Recommendations on due diligence for buyers and companies trading in minerals from eastern DRC and for their home governments

14 11 2008

Global Witness is asking companies trading in minerals from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure that any minerals they buy neither finance armed groups or military units, nor contribute to human rights abuses at any point along the supply chain. If such guarantees cannot be provided, companies should refuse to buy the minerals. Global […]

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