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      Panorama gets under the skin of Apple’s ethical claims

      The media just won’t leave Apple alone – I almost feel sorry for them. I know I shouldn’t feel sorry for the global megabrand, but I almost do: Apple’s getting the Panorama treatment.

      18th Dec 2014
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      MPs’ call to end throwaway society welcomed

      Responding to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Circular Economy report published today (Thursday 24 July 2014), Friends of the Earth Resource Use Campaigner Julian Kirby said: “Thanks to greedy companies and short-sighted 1970’s economists we live in a throwaway society we … Continue reading

      24th Jul 2014
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      The long road to corporate transparency

      Apple opens up, Europe shuffles forward, the UK digs its heels in and cries. It’s nice to see progress, isn’t it? Especially when on so many other fronts the world seems to have been taken over by the mad, bad … Continue reading

      5th Mar 2014
      
      	

      UK should be ashamed for blocking EU corporate transparency reform

      The UK has today succeeded in watering down new European rules designed to boost corporate transparency, by blocking plans that would have required large private companies to report on their environmental and social impacts, alongside firms listed on stock exchanges.

      26th Feb 2014
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      Apple comes clean on use of illegal Bangka tin following Make It Better campaign

      Apple’s supplier responsibility report published earlier this week reveals for the first time that it sources tin from almost every smelter in the Indonesian province associated with dangerous illegal mining and environmental destruction.

      14th Feb 2014
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      Send Vince a message!

      In December European politicians voted to strengthen company reporting rules. But in 2014 Business Minister Vince Cable is still out to weaken the Make It Better Law.

      19th Jan 2014
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      MEPs back tough company transparency law

      MEPs have today voted to toughen up proposed new company transparency rules  to make large companies report annually on risks their operations pose to communities and the natural world, such as accidents, pollution and human rights.

      17th Dec 2013
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      Campaigners thank North West MEP for backing tough action on irresponsible companies

      Greater Manchester campaigners thanked Arlene McCarthy MEP for backing tough action to make companies come clean about their effect on people and the environment in a meeting in Manchester today.

      29th Nov 2013
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      MEPs must force firms to come clean on impacts

      MEPs must resist pressure from corporate lobbyists and UK ministers and close loopholes in new company transparency rules, a coalition of charities including Friends of the Earth is urging today. It comes on the day MEPs debate crucial amendments to … Continue reading

      26th Nov 2013
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      Close dirty loopholes for cleaner supply chains

      This year’s horse meat scandal highlighted just how easy it is for things to go wrong when companies don’t know exactly how their products are made. But horse meat is just the tip of the iceberg. Samsung says it had … Continue reading

      12th Aug 2013
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