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Author: Global Witness
The European Parliament has introduced new legislation banning the trade of illegally sourced timber and timber products in EU member states…Global Witness warmly welcomed the reform as an important step towards cracking down on illegal logging around...
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Author: Race for Opportunity, in Personnel Today [UK]
Race for Opportunity (RfO), the Business in the Community campaign promoting the business case for racial diversity, tomorrow publishes its 2008 Benchmarking Report…This report, the only investigation of UK organisations’ attitudes to and action on...
Author: Michael Smith & David Voreacos, Bloomberg
...[N]early 1 million men and women work for little or no wages as forced laborers in Latin America, according to the...International Labor Organization...The charcoal [slave]...laborers produce by burning scraps of hardwood [in Brazil are]...used to...
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Author: Danna Harman, Christian Science Monitor
...certified "fair trade" lumber [is] catching on: everyone from small US furnituremakers to the Home Depot - even Gibson Guitar Corp., which is set to move to 100 percent certified wood this month - are increasingly bringing ecofriendly lumber to...
Partners include NGOs and producers as well as international manufacturers and retailers such as IKEA, Gibson Musical Instruments, Kraft Foods, Millstone, and Chiquita Brands International.
Author: Stefano Ambrogi, Reuters
Greenpeace says its bid to force the [UK] government to impound an imported cargo of Amazonian mahogany has failed in the High Court...The importing agent in Britain, Alan Thomas Craig, declined to comment on the case.
Brazilian government suspends all mahogany logging and transport -...illegalities include logging in Indian lands, which is strictly prohibited...The mahogany is given the appearance of being legal by falsified paperwork, then is exported by these...