Audi looks to invest in renewable electricity

29 04 2010

AUDI AG is looking to invest in renewable sources of energy. In support of this goal, Audi this week signed an agreement with the international consortium “Desertec Industrial Initiative”. The long-term goal of the joint venture is the climate-friendly production of energy in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. As an associated […]


Stockage Pétrolier du Katanga(SPK) et CONGO FRET SPRL (CF Congo) victimes de la manipulation de RELCOF et REPRODOC par des concurrents déloyaux identifiés.

28 04 2010

Les organisations de la société civile Å“uvrant dans la transparence et la lutte contre la corruption en République Démocratique du Congo, suivent avec une attention toute particulière depuis avril 2009 l’épisode malheureux ayant abouti littéralement au bannissement des activités commerciales des entreprise Stockage  Pétrolier du Katanga (SPK) et CONGOFRET SPRL (CF Congo) filiales locales de […]


Appeals court rules discrimination suit against Wal-Mart can go to trial

27 04 2010

A sharply divided federal appeals court on Monday exposed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to billions of dollars in legal damages when it ruled a massive class-action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination over pay for female workers can go to trial. In its 6-5 ruling, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said the world’s largest private employer […]


Pfizer And Medicines For Malaria Venture Seek To Expand Fight Against Malaria With Intermittent Preventive Treatment Option For Pregnant Women

23 04 2010

Pfizer Inc. and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) entered into an agreement for the development, access and delivery of a fixed-dose combination treatment consisting of azithromycin dihydrate (AZ) and chloroquine phosphate (CQ) for the Intermittent Preventive Treatment of P. falciparum malaria in pregnancy (IPTp). There is currently an unmet need for new treatment options and […]


Virgin Atlantic accused of price fixing

22 04 2010

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline on Thursday night moved to defend its reputation after Britain’s competition watchdog accused it for the second time of conspiring with a rival to fix prices charged to passengers. The Office of Fair Trading claimed that employees of Cathay Pacific Airways and Virgin exchanged commercially sensitive information between 2002 […]


Fonds vautours : Londres dit non à  l’exploitation des pays pauvres

21 04 2010

Une nouvelle loi en Grande-Bretagne interdit les fonds d’investissements «vautours», qui réalisent des profits énormes en spéculant sur les dettes de pays pauvres. Le principe est simple: ces fonds achètent à  bas prix les créances de pays pauvres avant de se pourvoir en justice pour réclamer le remboursement de la totalité des sommes dà»es. Souvenez-vous: […]


Greater Transparency Around Government Requests

20 04 2010

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that « everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. » Written in 1948, the principle applies aptly to today’s […]


Technology companies top ethical ranking

19 04 2010

Covalence in the News. Technology companies are portrayed as the most ethical businesses in the world by the media, according to a survey released April 15. Covalence, a Swiss firm that tracks the ethical reputation of multinational companies, says that IBM, Intel and Cisco were the most ethical companies in the world in the first […]


Sodexo Workers at George Mason University On Strike

15 04 2010

In response to rampant mistreatment by food service contractor Sodexo, around 75 cafeteria workers at George Mason University went on strike today. The one-day work stoppage is in protest of Sodexo’s attack on workers’ right to raise their families out of poverty by forming a union with SEIU 32BJ. « All we want is respect and […]


Tech Companies Dominate Ethical Reputation Ranking – Covalence EthicalQuote Ranking Q1 2010

15 04 2010

Covalence EthicalQuote Ranking has been published since 2005. From July 2010 on, the results are available in the Ethical Snapshots which can be purchased on a single basis or as annual subscription, for a company, a sector, or the entire universe. Companies may purchase a license granting them the right to communicate and distribute Covalence’s […]