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19 February 2020

Report on health & environmental impact of pharmaceutical industry in India calls for increased transparency & enhanced due diligence

Swedwatch and Swedish Society for Nature Conservation's new report The Health Paradox outlines the human rights and environmental impacts linked to the pharmaceutical industry in Hyderabad, India, one of the world's leading producers of pharmaceuticals...

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18 February 2020

UK: Rise in Amazon warehouse worker accidents prompts calls for parliamentary inquiry; Amazon downplays safety concerns

Author: Rob Davies, The Guardian

"Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as accident reports rise", 17 Febuary 2020...

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17 February 2020

Apple removed 18 smelters and refiners not willing to submit to third-party auditing from its supply chain in 2019

Author: Mikey Campbell, appleinsider

"Apple removed 18 smelters and refiners in 2019 for flouting conflict mineral code of conduct", 6 February 2020....

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17 February 2020

Commentary: EU conflict minerals regulation falls short of existing standards and US Dodd-Frank Act

Author: Laurent Ruessmann, Jonathan Brooks and Andrew Hood, Global Mining Review

"The battle for stronger EU conflict minerals legislation", 4 February 2020....

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12 February 2020
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Am 10. September 2019 startete ein zivilgesellschaftliches Bündnis aus Menschenrechts-, Entwicklungs- und Umweltorganisationen, Gewerkschaften und Kirchen die Initiative Lieferkettengesetz.de in Deutschland. Die Initiative fordert einen gesetzlichen...

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12 February 2020

India: Seven workers killed in fire at denim factory supplying to major intl. brands; Includes company comments

At least seven workers have been killed in a factory fire at Nandan Denim - India's largest denim supplier - which began on 8 February 2020. Police investigators said the factory had violated multiple regulations and the owner, a manager and a fire...

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12 February 2020

Report considers legal feasibility of introducing into UK law a corporate duty to prevent human rights harms

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11 February 2020
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Author: Tercera Información

“Un órgano interministerial reconoce vulneraciones de Derechos Humanos de ACS por su actuación en una hidroeléctrica en Guatemala”, 4 de febrero de 2020...

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11 February 2020

India: Seven killed in denim factory fire; Company officials arrested after no fire safety equipment found working

Author: Hindustan Times

“Gujarat factory fire death toll rises to 7”, 10 February 2020...

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11 February 2020

Netherlands: Report finds that wind turbine manufacturers are not meeting due diligence obligations under OECD Guidelines; incl. company responses

In November 2019, ActionAid and SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) released the report Human Rights in Wind Turbine Supply Chains Update 2019, which analyses responsible business policies and practices of seven wind turbine...

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