ESG News Review 15-21 June 2013

24 06 2013

Ford has been praised for cutting production emissions by 37% per vehicle since 2000, while HSBC (and Standard Chartered) officers have been caught in a Cobrapost sting operation, offering to launder money. This weekly review is produced using the EthicalQuote reputation index run by Covalence, which tracks 2800 companies worldwide. It gives a summary of […]

Words found in news about most praised and most criticized companies last week
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Anti-slavery campaign targets Nintendo

20 06 2013

Human rights organisation Walk Free has launched a campaign targeting Nintendo. The body seeks assurances that Nintendo hardware doesn’t use slave-mined minerals, which can arrive on the global market from troubled regions such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, in any of its hardware. A petition demanding confirmation on the issue and an audit of […]

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Refugees United and Ericsson broaden reconnection services with Safaricom and Vodacom

20 06 2013

In support of World Refugee Day, the Refugees United reconnection platform is now made available to thousands of families via a toll-free line and a free simple dial-code application in Kenya with Safaricom, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with Vodacom. Safaricom will support a series of awareness activities, including SMS campaigns for the two […]

Refugees United and Ericsson broaden reconnection services with Safaricom and Vodacom
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L’éthique surperforme le SPI et le SMI

20 06 2013

Après plusieurs mois de sous-performance, la réputation éthique agrégée des entreprises suisses a été meilleure que celle des sociétés étrangères en mai (56% d’information positives vs 49%). Les entreprises du pays ont été particulièrement complimentées par des sources basées en Espagne, Italie, France, Suisse, Allemagne et Colombie, alors que les USA, la Russie, la Grande […]

L’éthique surperforme le SPI et le SMI
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Garnier Expands Commitment to Sustainability Turning Non-Recyclable Waste into Something Beautiful

12 06 2013

Garnier, a subsidiary of L’Oreal, USA, in partnership with TerraCycle® and GrowNYC, announced today the ground-breaking of the Garnier Green Garden — the first community garden made from non-recyclable post-consumer beauty waste. The announcement is part of a long-term goal for Garnier to find greener, more sustainable solutions for beauty care products.On June 14, hundreds […]

Garnier Expands Commitment to Sustainability Turning Non-Recyclable Waste into Something Beautiful
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M&S Plan A sustainability savings reach £135m

7 06 2013

Marks & Spencer’s Plan A sustainability strategy has racked up £135m worth of savings over the past year, a 29 per cent increase on the previous 12 months. The £30m extra net benefit is one of a number of achievements recorded in figures the retailer issued yesterday, including confirmation 45 per cent of products now […]

M&S Plan A sustainability savings reach £135m
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Coke Recycling Venture Processes 500 Million Bottles in Year One

5 06 2013

Continuum Recycling, the recycled-PET joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics, says it has processed 500 million bottles since opening in May 2012. The companies say the development of Continuum Recycling, located on the site of ECO Plastics’ existing facility in Lincolnshire, Great Britain, created the world’s largest plastics reprocessing facility, and that it […]

Coke Recycling Venture Processes 500 Million Bottles in Year One
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Clashes as thousands of Cambodians protest Nike factory work conditions

4 06 2013

Hundreds of police intervened after around 4,000 striking staff at Nike’s factory in the Cambodian capital clashed with colleagues, who continued working. This comes after the factory’s management refused to raise monthly salaries by US$12. Police said that at least 11 officers and eight workers were injured during the brawl in Phnom Penh. The strikers […]

Clashes as thousands of Cambodians protest Nike factory work conditions
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