Puma joue la carte africaine

29 05 2010

En Afrique, l’équipementier racheté en 2007 par le franà§ais PPR (actionnaire à  62,1%), joue à  domicile. La marque revendique l’attachement de la marque au continent noir et à  ses athlètes. Depuis 2002, il y multiplie les partenariats : sponsor maillots de treize équipes africaines dont quatre engagées dans la compétition, mécène de manifestations culturelles et […]

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Green groups attack Shell’s national press ads

28 05 2010

Environmental groups have attacked a national press campaign by Shell as ” ill-timed and “at best cynical and at worse downright dishonest”. Shell, the oil company, today (May 28) launched a series of full-page national ads in today’s Times, Guardian, Independent and Telegraph. The advert reads: “Let’s deliver energy for a changing world,” before covering […]

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Chevron Condemned for Human Rights Abuses, Ecuador Disaster at Annual Shareholder Meeting Today

26 05 2010

Global leaders barred, arrested, and ejected from Annual Meeting for exposing the truth about Chevron’s human rights. Houston, TX – At Chevron’s shareholder meeting today the company faced outrage for its continued lies, deception, silencing of critics, and human rights abuses. Concerned community leaders from several nations including Ecuador and Nigeria traveled from around the […]

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Ethics in the 21st Century Diamond Jewelry Industry (II/III): The Kimberley process and beyond

23 05 2010

This is the second of a three part articles series on ethical issues related to the jewelery industry. Part 1 examined the global context and problems, ethical as well as ecological, related to the mining of precious stones. This present part examines the controversial Kimberley Process, and part 3 will present a more close up […]

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Jury Says Novartis Discriminated Against Women

18 05 2010

A federal jury on Monday found that the U.S. unit of Swiss drug maker Novartis AG engaged in a « pattern or practice » of discrimination against its female employees. In its fifth day of deliberations, the jury of four men and five women found Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. engaged in the pattern of discrimination by paying its […]

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Boeing reports on its environmental performance

17 05 2010

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has reduced carbon dioxide emissions at major U.S. facilities by 31 percent, on a revenue-adjusted basis, since 2002. During the same period, normalized for revenues, the company has reduced energy consumption 32 percent, hazardous-waste generation 38 percent and water consumption 43 percent.  Boeing also is reporting steady environmental progress on an absolute […]

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U.S. banks launch lobbying, ad blitzkrieg

17 05 2010

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is running image-boosting ads in major U.S. newspapers, touting its work counselling cash-strapped homeowners and extending credit to small businesses. Bank of America is spending millions on a series of spots highlighting the bank’s role in key historical events, airing during the History Channel’s 12-part miniseries « America: The Story of Us. » […]

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Nestlé becomes TFT’s newest member

17 05 2010

TFT to Follow Palm Oil Back to Source for Nestlé; Swiss Giant Commits to Excluding Suppliers that Destroy Forests. Greenpeace Welcomes Agreement as « Very Positive » 17 May 2010. The Forest Trust (TFT) announced today  that Swiss consumer goods company Nestlé has agreed to a plan that will rid its products of palm oil purchased from […]

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Kodak Launches New Environmental Messaging Symbol; New Sustainability Website Also Created

17 05 2010

A green and yellow leaf is now starting to help educate customers about the environmentally oriented benefits of KODAK Products and Services, and to promote the company’s commitment to sustainability. Kodak is beginning to attach this green and yellow leaf logo to marketing and advertising materials and packaging that include claims that directly address environmental […]

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Accords pétroliers: la RDC perd plus de 10 milliards U$ en Ituri

14 05 2010

Les contrats signés avec des compagnies  pour l’exploitation de pétrole sur le lac Albert entraà®nent un manque à  gagner de plus de 10 milliards de dollars à  l’Etat congolais, a révélé mercredi l’observatoire  britannique de pétrole Platform, au cours d’un point de presse à  Bunia. D’après les résultats des recherches de cet observatoire repris dans […]

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