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Mazda receives human rights merit award

  • 25 February 2008

Mazda Motor Corp announced Monday that it had been honored with the Human Rights Merit Award by Japan's Ministry of Justice and the National Federation of Consultative Assemblies of Civil Liberties Commissioners. The award was established in fiscal year 2006…

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Surprised that Honda ranks so high

  • 25 February 2008

Dear Covalence: I am surprised that Honda ranks so high in your ethical quotation system given that it has recently been caught systematically over reporting horsepower, designing odometers that over report mileage, and had the dealership kickback scandal documented in…

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Volkert: The Man Volkswagen Would Forget

  • 25 February 2008

Volkswagen is hoping that it can put a scandal involving sex, bribery and corruption in the rearview mirror following the conviction of Klaus Volkert, the former head of the company's workers council, on 48 counts of inciting fraud. The 48-year-old…

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Yahoo pleads for Chinese dissidents

  • 22 February 2008

Yahoo Inc. has urged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to help secure the release of Chinese dissidents, including two who were jailed after the Web portal gave authorities information about their online activities. Jerry Yang, the Sunnyvale company's chief executive,…

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Lawyers go loco for cocoa

  • 21 February 2008

They may seem sweet, but chocolate companies have left a bitter taste in the mouths of many consumers. A class action lawsuit has been proposed against four major Canadian chocolate companies: Nestlé, Hershey’s, Cadbury and Mars. The Toronto law firm…

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Action Plan for Companies to Combat Child Labour

  • 20 February 2008

Dear reader, Please find attached the press release: ''Action Plan for Companies to Combat Child Labour launched in Delhi''. Thanks a lot to those of you who have contributed to the Action Plan. The press release can also be found…

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Nestlé Japan infringes on union leader’s human rights

  • 18 February 2008

At Nestlé Japan, a subsidiary of a Swiss-based multinational food manufacturer, employees in managerial posts are coercing a union leader to quit the company. Kurimura Shin'ichi, the leader of the Nestlé Japan Labor Union which is affiliated to the National…

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