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Wal-Mart launches probe into labor abuse allegations

  • 27 November 2009

United States retailing giant Wal-Mart yesterday launched its own investigation into the findings of a New-York based human rights group, which levied serious labor abuse allegations against the company after inspecting five of its supplier factories in China. "We take…


Chevron donates internet, computers to Nigerian journalists

  • 26 November 2009

The US oil company, Chevron, on the auspices of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Chevron joint venture, on Thursday in Yenagoa in the Niger Delta donated internet facility and computer accessories to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). The donation…


Outrage after tobacco company nominated

  • 24 November 2009

Anti-smoking groups say they are outraged at the inclusion of British American Tobacco (BAT) in a best workplace competition. BAT's participation in the JRA Best Workplace Awards, where it was a finalist in the small to medium workplace category, was…


Retailers, Packers Defend Plastic Bags

  • 22 November 2009

Representatives of retail stores and the packaging industry told state environmental officials last week they shouldn't ban disposable bags because voluntary efforts are increasing recycling and reducing the number of bags used. Their remarks at a Florida Department of Environmental…


Adidas to make €1 trainers

  • 15 November 2009

The move from the company more usually associated with expensive footwear and celebrity sponsorship was inspired by Bangladesh's Nobel prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, the pioneer of micro-loans which help the poor start their own businesses. He told the company, which…


Agreement for donation of pandemic H1N1 vaccine signed

  • 10 November 2009

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to donate 50 million doses of pandemic H1N1 vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) under an agreement signed at WHO headquarters in Geneva by the WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, and the Chief Executive Officer of…


Alcoa Knew About Contamination it Caused in Badin Lake in 1997

  • 9 November 2009

The Yadkin Riverkeeper® has announced that an internal document recently discovered indicates that Alcoa knew it had contamination in Badin Lake caused by its old smelting operation near the lake 12 years ago but hid that investigation from the public,…

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