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ESG News Review 31 May – 6 June 2014

  • 10 June 2014

Ford was among the most praised companies last week, as it unveiled its Lightweight Concept vehicle, which uses advanced materials to explore weight-reduction solutions that could improve performance and fuel efficiency while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Johnson Controls supports the…

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ESG News Review 5 – 11 October 2013

  • 14 October 2013

Last week the most criticized company was - again - Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc., as six workers were exposed to a leak of highly radioactive water at Fukushima nuclear plant. Leighton Holdings Limited also received criticisms for facing a…

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UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

  • 13 November 2012

More bad news for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), as a major donor has announced plans to sever funding to the organization on account of a controversial anti-gay policy. The United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. will soon adopt a…

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Phone firm takes tough stance on ‘conflict minerals’

  • 21 February 2012

Nokia recently raised its voice on the issue of conflict minerals by publishing a policy that spells out its stand. The Finnish phone maker joins other consumer electronics companies in the corporate responsibility of avoiding conflict minerals in their supply…

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Lawsuit accuses Apple, others of fixing worker pay

  • 4 May 2011

A new California lawsuit accuses Apple, Google, Adobe Systems, Intel, and other tech companies of violating antitrust laws by allegedly conspiring to fix employee pay, as well as working out "no solicitation" deals with one another. The suit (PDF), which…

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Silicon Valley companies face minority hiring complaints

  • 10 February 2011

Silicon Valley high tech firms are on the hot seat over accusations that they're not hiring enough minorities. Three non-profit groups targeted Google for a protest because it wouldn't provide a breakdown of its workforce by race or ethnicity. "The…

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New York’s attorney general files antitrust suit against Intel

  • 4 November 2009

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday filed an antitrust case against Intel Corp., accusing the chip behemoth of using "bribery and coercion to maintain a stranglehold" on the semiconductor market. Shares of Intel gained 1.25% Wednesday, gaining in…

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