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Nestlé Announces Global Plan for Sustainable Coffee

  • 31 August 2010

Nestlé will invest CHF 500 million to address responsible farming, sourcing and consumption across its coffee supply chain. Under the Nescafé Plan, the company intends to double the amount of coffee it buys directly from farmers by 2016, and to…

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Google Invests $86 Million In Low-Income Housing

  • 30 August 2010

Google is partnering with U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), a division of U.S. Bank; to create an $86 million Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) fund. According to a release issued today, the funding will be used towards the construction…

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Wal-Mart asks Supreme Court to reject gender class action

  • 26 August 2010

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has asked the US Supreme Court to “throw out a massive class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination”. The lawsuit was first filed by six women in federal court in 2001. They allege that female employees are less…

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Peugeot confirms launch of world’s first diesel hybrid car

  • 25 August 2010

Peugeot announced that its 3008 HYbrid4, the world’s first diesel hybrid car, will be presented next month at Le Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris, and that it will be available in 2011. Many websites relay this announcement, commenting on the…

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Dell Puts Less Crap In a Box

  • 25 August 2010

Fact: most electronics manufacturers bury their products in excessive amounts of packaging. For proof, look no further than Dell, which managed to eliminate 18.2 million pounds of packaging since 2008 and 8.7 million pounds in the last year alone. So…

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Shell not that bad in Niger delta, says UN report

  • 24 August 2010

A UNEP report says that Shell is only responsible for 10% of oil spills in the Niger delta over the last 40 years, “the rest has come from local people illegally stealing oil and sabotaging company pipelines”, reveals The Guardian.…

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NUM downs tools at Exxaro, plans strike at Rio Tinto unit

  • 23 August 2010

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) — More than 600 workers have downed tools at diversified miner Exxaro’s KwaZulu-Natal Sands (KZN Sands) operation, while more than 1 700 employees at Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals operation planned to start industrial action later this week.…

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Impala Platinum and Union Reach Deal

  • 23 August 2010

Impala Platinum and South Africa's National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) found a deal on wages and housing allowances on Saturday, according to a union official. This ends risks of strikes (see Daily Move 16.08.2010). The parties agreed on an…

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Foxconn prevents suicides and creates jobs

  • 19 August 2010

Foxconn is holding rallies at its factories to improve the satisfaction of its employees. The Taiwanese company, a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry, announced wage increases and more break times during work to reduce stress and prevent suicides; safety…

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