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Norsk Hydro: Global Compact Violator
by CorpWatch
October 18th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releasing the sixth in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

Protestors, Drummers, Greenwashers Greet CEOs at First BASD Meeting in Paris
Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN, et al.
October 11th, 2001
PARIS (October 9) -- At 8:30 this morning local time, activists from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Germany, Denmark, Nigeria and Spain gathered outside the headquarters of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris to protest against the first meeting of the Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) group.

Unilever Violates Global Compact
by CorpWatch
October 7th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releasing the fifth in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

Inconsistencies Galore
by Nityanand JayaramanCorpWatch
October 4th, 2001
In the months following the discovery and expose of Unilever's polluting practices in Kodaikanal, many of the responses and statements by the company have been contrary to facts. The time line below outlines a few. (Emphasis is the author's.)

Unilever's Mercury Fever
by Nityanand JayaramanSpecial to CorpWatch
October 4th, 2001
The fifth in our series of articles on Global Compact companies examines Unilever's response when caught dumping toxic mercury waste from a thermometer factory in Southern India earlier this year. The Anglo-Dutch company recently closed the factory. Community members, however, allege that the multinational has downplayed the dangers of mercury and misled the public in an attempt to cover up the truth. Indian journalist Nityanand Jayaraman reports for CorpWatch.

Brooklyn Diary
by Kenny BrunoCorpWatch
September 19th, 2001
CorpWatch is based in San Francisco, but one of our 7 person staff, Kenny Bruno, actually lives and works in New York City. The following are some of his thoughts and impressions on the terrorist attack on his hometown and Washington DC -- attacks that all of us here at CorpWatch vehemently condemn.

UN: One Year Later Global Compact Has Little To Show
by Irwin ArieffReuters
July 27th, 2001
The Global Compact, a U.N. program intended to help businesses become better world citizens, celebrates its first anniversary yesterday with more than 300 corporate partners, up from 44 at its launch.

International Chamber of Commerce: Wrong Partner for United Nations Global
by CorpWatch
July 25th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releasing the fourth in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

High Time for UN to Break 'Partnership' with the ICC
Corporate Europe Observatory
July 25th, 2001
The fourth article in our series focuses on the International Chamber of Commerce -- the self-described world business organization -- which has played a key role in shaping the UN Global Compact. Based on its ongoing violation of the Compact's Principles 7 (supporting a precautionary approach to environmental challenges) and 8 (promoting greater environmental responsibility), the Corporate Europe Observatory argues that it's high time for the UN to break its partnership with the ICC.

Rio Tinto: Global Compact Violator
by CorpWatch
July 18th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is publishing two articles, as the third installment of our series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

Associating with the Wrong Company
by Asia-Pacific Human Rights NetworkHuman Rights Features
July 13th, 2001
The world's largest private mining company, Rio Tinto, has long been criticized for gross human rights violations dating back to its support of apartheid in Southern Africa. Despite its abysmal record, Rio Tinto has recently been accepted, and even courted, by intergovernmental institutions such as the United Nations and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (the Asia Pacific Forum).

Rio Tinto: Global Compact Violator
by Danny KennedyProject Underground
July 13th, 2001
Rio Tinto could be a poster child for corporate malfeasance. The largest mining company in the world, Rio Tinto has headquarters both in Melbourne, Australia and London, England and operations on all continents except Antarctica. For years, Rio Tinto has had a reputation for being responsible for environmental and human rights violations at its mines and smelters.

Nike: Global Compact Violator
by CorpWatch
June 29th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releases the second in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

List of More Endorsers of Letters to Kofi Annan
CorpWatch
June 16th, 2001
Here is a list of more endorsers of correspondence to Kofi Annan blasting the Global Compact corporations.

CorpWatch Releases First in a Series of Exposés on Global Compact Companies
by CorpWatch
June 15th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releasing the first in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

UN: Aventis Accused of Breaking Global Compact
by Elizabeth NeufferBoston Globe
June 15th, 2001
Consumer and agricultural watchdog groups yesterday accused a multinational corporation that produces genetically modified foods of failing to uphold a UN code of business conduct to which it had agreed.

Aventis: Global Compact Violator
by Gabriela FloraInstitute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
June 14th, 2001
Since Aventis signed on to the Global Compact in July 2000, their genetically engineered StarLinkTM corn has illegally contaminated the food supply and seed stock. A look at the company's behavior regarding StarLink shows that before, during and after signing the Compact, Aventis violated Global Compact's Principle 7, which is drawn from the Rio Declaration and supports ''a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.''

USA: Corporate Codes Not Enough, Say Critics
by Danielle KnightInter Press Service
June 14th, 2001
Companies worldwide have signed on to voluntary codes of conduct in a bid to mitigate globalization's harmful aspects. Activists and executives agree the firms are falling short but disagree on the reasons and remedies.

NGOs to Monitor Business Group's Plans for Earth Summit II
by CorpWatch
April 18th, 2001
NEW YORK -- CorpWatch warned today that the newly formed Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD), an industry grouping organized to influence the Earth Summit in 2002 will be scrutinized and monitored by NGOs concerned with excessive corporate influence at the UN.

UN and Corporations Fact Sheet
March 22nd, 2001
Here is a CorpWatch Fact Sheet on the UN and corporations.

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