The Ethical Quietness of Telecommunication May Not Last – Covalence Telecommunication Report 2009

29 06 2009

Press Release | Geneva (Switzerland), 29 June 2009 The telecommunication sector shows a relatively small volume of ethical information but should be exposed to greater Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) challenges in the future, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence in its Telecommunication Report 2009. The telecommunication sector registers a […]


Les entreprises américaines et européennes coresponsables de la censure d’Internet

23 06 2009

Reporters sans frontières insiste sur la nécessité d’adopter une législation permettant aux entreprises Internet américaines et européennes implantées dans des pays répressifs d’échapper aux mesures qui leur sont imposées par les gouvernements locaux. En Iran, le gouvernement utilise les systèmes occidentaux de technologies, notamment Nokia et Siemens, pour filtrer le Web et intercepter les échanges […]


International Paper Establishes World’s Largest Forest Stewardship Council Manufacturing Platform

23 06 2009

Continuing its commitment to provide more certification options for its customers, International Paper (NYSE: IP) today announced the expansion of its Forest Stewardship Council(R) (FSC(R)) Chain-of-Custody certification to include a majority of its U.S. pulp and paper mills and a number of converting facilities across its businesses. The increase establishes the company as having the […]


PepsiCo Foundation and United Nations World Food Programme Announce Partnership to Enhance Humanitarian Relief Delivery Around the World

16 06 2009

The PepsiCo Foundation and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency which fights hunger worldwide, today announced a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing the ability of WFP to deliver food and relief to the most vulnerable communities around the globe. The PepsiCo Foundation has committed $2.2 million for a program that […]


HP, Dell, and Apple Each Claim Their Computers Are the “Greenest”

15 06 2009

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greenest of them all? Top manufacturers of personal computers in the U.S. — Hewlett-Packard Co, Dell Inc, and fourth-place Apple Inc. — are each claiming to have the “greenest” PCs on the market. The companies are crafting entire business plans around selling their “greenness” to consumers.John Spooner, an […]


LVMH investit dans la mode éthique et chic

14 06 2009

Le PDG Bernard Arnault a confirmé jeudi matin que le groupe de luxe allait prendre très prochainement une participation dans Edun, la marque de vàªtements équitable et bio créée par Bono, le chanteur de U2. Le commerce équitable et la mode sont deux univers compatibles. Voici ce qu’avaient voulu démontrer le chanteur du groupe U2 […]


Shell’s settlement might deepen Ogoni division

13 06 2009

It is hard to capture the myriad of emotions expressed by the Ogoni and their supporters following last week’s agreement between Royal Dutch Shell and the families of some Ogoni leaders executed in 1995 by the military government of General Sani Abacha. There was exhilaration, caution, shock and disappointment. But, shocked disappointment appears to be […]


Novartis rejects call for vaccine donations

12 06 2009

Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, defied the World Health Organisation and some of its corporate peers by ruling out a donation to the poor of vaccines to counter the latest flu pandemic, and saying developing nations or donor nations should cover the costs. Daniel Vasella, Novartis chief executive, told the Financial Times that he would […]


”Erratum” on Unilever’s Annual Report

10 06 2009

Dear reader, Though this unique and interesting report has already been published mid- May I still would like to draw your attention to: ”’Erratum Annual Reports and Accounts: Adding Insecurity to Life”. This report on ”the other side” of Unilever’’s impact, with a strong focus on South Asia, can be found at: If you […]


Microsoft reacts to Chinese Web filtering move

9 06 2009

Microsoft Corp. late Monday said a Chinese rule that personal computers sold in the country include Web filtering software raises issues of freedom of expression, privacy, and security that “need to be properly addressed.” The statement by the U.S. software giant came after a U.S. computer industry association denounced the Chinese move and the largest […]