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Dell to go ‘carbon neutral’ by late 2008

  • 26 September 2007

Dell Inc. will neutralize its carbon emissions and become carbon neutral by the end of 2008, Chairman and CEO Michael Dell announced Wednesday. Dell is the first major computer manufacturer to announce its intention to balance its carbon emissions with…

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Clinton Showcases Wal-Mart’s Efforts on Environment

  • 26 September 2007

President Clinton today sought to highlight the efforts of Wal-Mart, a company long criticized by Democrats for its health and labor practices, to safeguard the environment and provide a template for growth in developing countries. Sharing the stage during the…

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Merck giving Gardasil to poor countries

  • 26 September 2007

Drugmaker Merck & Co. plans to donate enough doses of its cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, to inoculate 1 million women in some of the world's poorest countries. Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck announced the gift today at the third annual Clinton…

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Child bondage continues in Indian cotton supply chain

  • 25 September 2007

More than 416.000 children under the age of 18, of which almost 225.000 younger than 14, are involved in (often bonded) child labour in India’s cottonseed fields. Most of them are girls. They work in the states of Andhra Pradesh,…

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Norwegian ethics ruffle financial world

  • 23 September 2007

Last year, the Church of Norway asked the Norwegian Government Pension Fund to consider divesting the fund's holdings in Caterpillar Inc. The reason: Caterpillar was selling the Israeli army bulldozers that were being used against Palestinian civilians. Given the avalanche…

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Of Exports and Other Exits: Women in the Garment Industry

  • 22 September 2007

Inside the ‘parks’, within each factory, a carefully calculated use of imported machines and local labour in finely calibrated proportions, is designed to maximize returns for the investor. It is not difficult to figure out why for certain orders, specific…

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Italian IBM Workers Launch Virtual Strike

  • 21 September 2007

During the talks to renew IBM’s Italian internal collective agreement, an employee group asked for a salary increase, prompting IBM to cancel their “productive results benefit”, resulting in a loss of more than $1300 / year per employee. This prompted…

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Western cos launch greener products

  • 18 September 2007

Many Western companies are waking up to the importance of going green. Boeing is one such company that has undergone an image makeover and gone green. The Boeing 787, which is scheduled to enter service in May 2008, is twenty…

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