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Multinationals take an axe to jobs

  • 28 January 2009

Forced leave, wage reductions, hiring freezes and shorter hours simply did not do enough. A year into this recession, companies across the board are resorting to mass job cuts. Home Depot, Caterpillar, Sprint Nextel and at least eight other companies…

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McDonald’s Suisse crée 120 nouveaux emplois

  • 27 January 2009

Record battu! Encore une fois. Le chiffre d’affaires de McDonald’s Suisse aurait progressé de 3 à  5% en 2008. En tout cas, ses ventes ont dépassé la barre des 600 millions de francs, contre 585 millions en 2007. Dopé par…

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10×10 La formula di quattroruote e candy group

  • 26 January 2009

Candy Group è entrato nella elite di aziende impegnate con Quattroruote a ridurre del 10% le emissioni di CO2 della flotta di veicoli aziendali. Il programma di Quattroruote (il mensile della Domus che è il riferimento base del mercato automobilistico…

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U.S.-African Partnership Developing Drought-Tolerant Maize

  • 26 January 2009

Biotechnology is a key component of a public-private partnership that could save millions of lives by developing drought-tolerant maize for small-scale farming operations in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 300 million Africans depend on maize as their main food source. The…

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Wal-Mart’s incoming CEO to expand environmental push

  • 26 January 2009

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's new leadership (WMT.N) plans to expand efforts to reduce waste, use renewable energy and push suppliers to clean up their act, the company's incoming chief executive officer said on Monday. "We want to accelerate our efforts in…

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Kenya : Les fleurs de la désillusion

  • 25 January 2009

Vallée du rift, au centre du Kenya. A 2 300 mètres d’altitude, des gigantesques serres se côtoient le long d’une route défoncée qui encercle le lac Naivasha. A 80 kilomètres au sud de l’équateur, la région abrite l’une des plus…

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Environmental deal on Buckhorn gold mine brings jobs

  • 21 January 2009

Here are two stories that appeared in local publications in Washington State, U.S. regarding Kinross Gold’s Buckhorn mine, which opened in October, 2008. Both articles highlight the jobs created by the mine and the positive impact it will have on…

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Covalence Ethical Ranking 2008

  • 20 January 2009

Press Release | Geneva (Switzerland), 20 January 2009 Geneva-based Covalence is publishing today its annual ethical ranking covering an enlarged universe of 541 multinationals within 18 sectors and based on a renovated calculation methodology combining popularity and diversified performance. The…

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