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Companies that have provided responses to the Business & Human

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Positive human rights initiatives by companies featured in our Weekly Updates

    Section 3: Companies beginning with G-L (10 Feb 2005 19 Aug 2009)

This chart lists positive steps by companies that have been featured in our Weekly Updates. Our website links to

    hundreds of other reports of positive initiatives.

This section of the chart covers individual companies with names beginning G-L; the other alphabetical sections,

    and a section for initiatives that involve a large group of companies, are here:

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    Company Country Date of Initiative

    our

    Update

    G4S Global 24 Dec G4S signs global agreement with Union Network Intl. on labour (UK) 2008 rights. Click here

    Gap Honduras 5 Aug Letter from adidas, Gap, Knights, Nike to US Secretary of State (USA) 2009 calls for "restoration of democracy". Click here [also available in

    Spanish]

    Gap Uzbekistan 3 Jun Uzbek Govt. signs ILO conventions after retailers including (USA) 2009 Tesco, Asda/Wal-Mart, Marks & Spencer, Gap pull out over

    forced child labour in cotton industry. Click here Gap Global 8 Oct IFC, ILO, intl. buyers launch Better Work Vietnam programme to

    (USA) 2008 improve working conditions & competitiveness in apparel

    industry - refers to Gap as one of the programme's supporters.

    Click here

    Gap Uzbekistan 30 Aug Investors, textile & apparel associations demand that Uzbekistan (USA) 2008 stop using forced child labour in cotton fields. Companies

    including Gap take measures to exclude Uzbek cotton from their

    products. Click here

    Gap India 2 Jul Gap works with govt. to address child labour and exploitation of

    (USA) 2008 women workers. Click here Gap Global 7 Oct Gap plans certification system to mark its products "sweatshop

    (USA) 2007 free". Click here

    Gap Philippines 8 Aug 8 intl. apparel firms, including Gap, urge President Arroyo to stop (USA) 2007 attacks on workers in export processing zone. Click here Gap Cambodia 2 May Companies including Gap call on govt. to investigate murder of (USA) 2007 union leader - Say swift justice key to their continued sourcing

    from Cambodia. Click here Gap Philippines 15 Nov Seven apparel companies, including Gap, join chambers of (USA) 2006 commerce in expressing concern to Philippines President about

    political killings and violent attacks against striking workers.

    Click here

    Gap So. & 8 Nov Gap joins with intl. textile union to implement factory-level

    So-East (USA) 2006 workers' rights & industrial relations programme. Click here

    Asia

    Gap Mexico 11 Jan Gap urges Puebla, Mexico state govt. to investigate charges

    (USA) 2006 against jailed anti-sweatshop campaigner immediately & ensure

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    his safety. Click here

    Gap Cambodia 14 Sep Cambodia: Gap and other apparel companies pledge financial

    (USA) 2005 support for ILO factory monitoring & improvement programme.

    Click here

    Gap Global 20 Jul Corporate responsibility expert praises Gap's frank reporting (USA) 2005 about its supply chain, asks: "Where is the rest of the apparel

    industry, as well as the toy and electronics industries?" Click

    here

    Gap Global 13 Jul Social investors welcome the recognition in Gap‟s social report

    (USA) 2005 2004 that brands & retailers' "unreasonable expectations" of

    suppliers contribute to poor working conditions. Click here Gap Cambodia 10 Feb Gap & World Bank sign agreement to provide labour standards

    (USA) 2005 training for 650 factory supervisors. Click here Gap Sri Lanka 30 Aug Partnership with UNDP, Brandix Lanka, Mast Industries to

    (USA) 2006 improve access to water. Click here Gas Natural Global 8 Apr New book: “Can companies contribute to the Millennium

    (Spain) 2009 Development Goals?” refers to best practice by companies

    including Novartis, Agbar, BBVA, Gas Natural, Telefónica. Click

    here [Spanish only]

    Gas Natural Colombia 15 Nov Gas Natural & UN project to reduce CO2 emissions from 8

    (Spain) 2006 industrial plants by 325,000 tonnes. Click here [Spanish only)] Gaz de France France/ 28 Mar 8 companies, including Gaz de France, launch francophone

    Global (France) 2007 “Business Leaders Initiative for Human Rights”. Click here

    [French only]

    General China 20 May Guangdong Environmental Partnership includes environmental

    Electric 2009 health & safety academy and energy efficiency projects - (USA) corporate sponsors include GE. Click here General Global 2 Jun General Electric aims to cut its water use 20% by 2012. Click Electric 2008 here

    (USA)

    General Global 21 Mar IBLF report on how company employee initiatives are helping

    Electric 2007 increase access to education, water, health, housing refers to (USA) initiatives by companies including General Electric. Click here General China/ 19 Mar Olympic sponsors concerned over Tibet unrest & violence - Electric Tibet 2008 comments by companies including GE. Click here (USA)

    General USA 24 Jan Coalition of companies & environmental orgs. urges govt. to set

    Electric 2007 limits on carbon emissions companies include General Electric.

    (USA) Click here

    General Global 8 Nov General Electric joins Business Leaders Initiative on Human

    Electric 2006 Rights. Click here

    (USA)

    General Global 11 May General Electric launches “Eco-imagination” environmental Electric 2005 initiative to develop green products & services, reduce

    (USA) greenhouse gases, increase transparency. Click here General Mexico 16 Feb 12 companies operating in Mexico, including General Electric,

    Electric 2005 launch National Business Council on AIDS, aimed at eradicating

    (USA) HIV/AIDS-related discrimination in the Mexican workplace. Click

    here

    General Motors

    Global 9 Jan WorldWatch "State of the World 2008" highlights environmental

    (USA) 2008 initiatives by companies. Article refers to steps by companies

    including General Motors. Click here

    General Motors Global 6 Dec US faith-based investors welcome project to improve workplace

    (USA) 2006 human rights in automotive supply chains, involving General

    Motors & others. Click here

    General Motors Colombia 8 Nov General Motors wins US State Department award for

    (USA) 2006 contributions to peace-building & human development in

    Colombia. Click here

    General Motors So. Africa 25 Oct Metalworkers union praises car firms including General Motors (USA) 2006 for strong HIV/AIDS programmes. Click here

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    Genesis Cameroon 11 Mar Genesis Futuristic Technologies launches a „Telemedicine‟ Futuristic 2009 project for most under-served rural areas. Click here [French Technologies only]

    (India)

    Geometric Nigeria 19 Jul Nigeria's first "Clean Development Mechanism" project: World

    Power 2006 Bank says Geometric Power's new plant will reduce greenhouse

    (Nigeria) gas & benefit local communities. Click here Getty Images Global 28 Sep Getty Images receives Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS

    (USA) 2005 2005 award for excellence. Click here Giesecke & Zimbabwe 2 Jul Giesecke & Devrient announces it will stop selling paper to

    Devrient 2008 Zimbabwe for printing banknotes Berlin requested the (Germany) suspension over human rights concerns. Click here [French only] Gildan Honduras 6 May Gildan teaches its employees about occupational health,

    (USA) 2009 security, and HIV/AIDS. Click here [Spanish only] Gilead India 25 Feb Gilead enters into generic licensing deals with 10 Indian pharma

    (USA) 2009 firms to distribute its HIV drug Viread, says this will drive down

    prices - patient groups & NGOs welcome move. Click here Gilead Global 16 Aug Gilead offers trade secrets to generic firms to help them make

    (USA) 2006 AIDS drug more cheaply. Click here Giordano China/ 25 Mar Oxfam Hong Kong releases "Transparency Report II" on 26

    Hong (China/Hong 2009 garment companies - Esquel, Li & Fung, Glorious Sun, Esprit,

    Kong Kong) Giordano, Chickeeduck, Hembly have started reporting on

    supply chain. Click here

    GlaxoSmith- Africa 15 Jul GlaxoSmithKline creates ?50 million fund to treat African children

    Kline 2009 with AIDS - UK Parliamentarian welcomes the pledge, but says (UK) working with UNITAID would have wider impact. Click here GlaxoSmith- Sri Lanka 27 May GlaxoSmithKline partners with NGO to empower people with

    Kline 2009 disabilities. Click here

    (UK)

    GlaxoSmith- Global 18 Feb GlaxoSmithKline CEO pledges major new initiative to cut prices

    Kline 2009 of medicines for the poor - challenges other firms to follow suit. (UK) Inc. reactions by Oxfam, Médecins Sans Frontières, others. Click

    here

    GlaxoSmith- Global 15 Oct Major drug firms including Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, Glaxo, Kline 2008 Pfizer, agree with Ban Ki-Moon to invest more in AIDS

    (UK) treatments & diagnostics for poor regions. Click here GlaxoSmith- Global 27 Feb Glaxo cuts prices on HIV drugs for poor countries. Click here [in Kline 2008 French]

    (UK)

    GlaxoSmith- Burkina 5 Feb Pfizer, Merck & Glaxo donate $450 million in medicines for

    Kline Faso 2008 neglected tropical diseases. Click here [in French] (UK)

    GlaxoSmith- Rwanda 15 Aug GlaxoSmithKline agrees to generic production of AIDS drugs for

    Kline 2007 Rwanda - first use of Canadian regime seeking to ease (UK) production of cheap drugs for poor countries. Click here GlaxoSmith- Global 28 Mar SustainAbility report on business partnerships with social

    Kline 2007 entrepreneurs: How they can help solve social & environmental

    (UK) problems - refers to initiatives by companies including

    GlaxoSmithKline. Click Here

    GlaxoSmith- Latin 17 Aug 26 pharmaceutical firms, including GlaxoSmithKline, agree with

    Kline America 2005 governments of 11 Latin American countries on price reductions

    (UK) of up to 66% for anti-HIV/AIDS drugs. Click here GlaxoSmith- Global 4 May Addressing neglected diseases such as malaria & tuberculosis:

    Kline 2005 Details of partnerships between non-profits, governments & drug (UK) companies, including GlaxoSmithKline. Click here GlaxoSmith- Global 10 May Companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, receive awards for

    Kline 2006 contribution to UN Millennium Development Goals, presented by

    (UK) UNDP, ICC, IBLF. Click here

    GlaxoSmith- Global 6 Apr UK Government launches framework for good practice in

    Kline 2005 pharmaceutical industry on increasing access to essential

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    (UK) medicines in developing countries: with input from companies

    including GlaxoSmithKline. Click here GlaxoSmith- Global 9 Mar Companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, work in partnerships with

    Kline 2005 UNESCO to promote education. Click here (UK)

    GlaxoSmith- Mexico 16 Feb 12 companies operating in Mexico, including GlaxoSmithKline,

    Kline 2005 launch National Business Council on AIDS, aimed at eradicating (UK) HIV/AIDS-related discrimination in the Mexican workplace. Click

    here

    Global Global 24 Jun Financial Times & IFC sustainable banking awards go to Triodos Environment 2009 Bank, Itau Unibanco, MicroEnsure, Root Capital, Global

    Fund Environment Fund. Click here

    (UK)

    Global Australia 26 April Global Solutions Ltd, which runs Australia's immigration

    Solutions 2006 detention centres, agrees to operate under international human

    (UK/Australia) rights standards following OECD Guidelines complaint - 5 NGOs

    welcome the outcome. Click here

    Glorious Sun China/ 25 Mar Oxfam Hong Kong releases "Transparency Report II" on 26

    Hong (China/Hong 2009 garment companies - Esquel, Li & Fung, Glorious Sun, Esprit,

    Kong Kong) Giordano, Chickeeduck, Hembly have started reporting on

    supply chain. Click here

    Gobon Guilin China 18 May Companies including Gobon Guilin Latex, make commitment to Latex 2005 fight HIV/AIDS in China. Click here (China)

    Gold Fields Ghana 25 Jan Gold Fields says that it is emphasising sustainable development

    (So. Africa) 2006 in Ghana & that over 250 people affected by new mine were

    resettled in 2005 without incident. Click here Goldman UK 7 Jan Top 5 firms in Stonewall's workplace equality index ranking gay-Sachs 2009 friendly employers: Lloyds TSB, Ford, IBM, Goldman Sachs, (USA) Barclays. Click here

    Goldman Global 9 Jan WorldWatch "State of the World 2008" highlights environmental

    Sachs 2008 initiatives by companies. Article refers to steps by companies (USA) including Goldman Sachs. Click here Goldman Global 11 Jul Goldman Sachs publishes investment framework incorporating

    Sachs 2007 Global Compact principles on human rights, labour, environment, (USA) corruption, & says "leadership on these issues is crucial".

    Includes list of 44 firms Goldman Sachs believes will outperform,

    partly for environmental/social reasons. Click here Goldman USA 6 June Goldman Sachs endows chair in civil & human rights at

    Sachs 2007 Morehouse College - will help bring Martin Luther King's writings

    (USA) to wider audience. Click here

    Goldman Global 7 Dec Goldman Sachs becomes first investment bank to adopt detailed

    Sachs 2005 environmental policy. Click here

    (USA)

    Google Uganda 8 Jul Google, MTN, Grameen Foundation launch project to increase

    (USA) 2009 access to advice on health, agricultural markets. Click here Google Global 1 Jul Economist report on initiatives by telecom, IT companies to help

    (USA) 2009 developing countries tackle health problems - refers to steps by

    Google, Medicall Home, MTN, Voxiva. Click here Google Global 27 May 8 power firms in US, Canada & India partner with Google in (USA) 2009 energy-saving initiative. Click here Google Kenya 4 Feb Google project helps bring internet access to remote villages.

    (USA) 2009 Click here

    Google No. Korea 17 Dec Google, YouTube to promote human rights in North Korea via

    (USA) 2008 internet broadcasting. Click here

    Google Global 29 Oct Coalition of human rights NGOs, Internet firms including Google, (USA) 2008 Microsoft, Yahoo! & others launches principles on govt.

    censorship & threats to privacy. Click here Google Global 6 Aug Internet firms closer to agreeing code of conduct on freedom of

    (USA) 2008 expression & privacy - Letters from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! to

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    2 US Senators who sought update on progress prior to Beijing

    Olympics. Click here

    Iraq, Chad, Google 9 Apr Google helps UN refugee agency highlight refugee crises in Iraq, Colombia, (USA) 2008 Chad, Colombia, Darfur & neighbouring countries. Click here Darfur & neighbouring countries

    Google Burma 14 May Burma cyclone: CSR Asia describes steps by Exotissimo, Lonely (USA) 2008 Planet, Abercrombie & Kent, Asia TransPacific Journeys,

    Google, Microsoft, Intrepid Travel. Click here Google Global 23 Jan Google announces $25 million for groups addressing climate

    (USA) 2008 change, pandemics, economic development. Click here Google Global 12, 19 UNICEF, Google & NGO "One Laptop per Child" launch One (USA) Dec Voice initiative promoting dialogue between children across

    2007 borders & cultures. Click here

    Google Global 28 Nov Google to invest "hundreds of millions" of dollars developing (USA) 2007 renewable energy technologies. Click here Google Global 7 Nov UN, Google, Cisco launch website to track global poverty,

    (USA) 2007 progress towards Millennium Development Goals. Click here Google Global 5 Sep Technology companies, including Google, aim to reduce energy

    (USA) 2007 consumption at server-centres to combat climate change. Click

    here [French only]

    Google Global 27 Jun Google calls on US trade officials to treat internet censorship as

    (USA) 2007 intl. trade barriers. Click here

    Google Sudan 18 Apr Google adds images of Darfur atrocities to Google Earth to raise

    (USA) 2007 awareness & help press for action. Click here Google Global 24 Jan Companies, investors, human rights NGOs to develop principles

    (USA) 2007 on internet freedom of expression & privacy - Participants include

    Google. Click here

    Grameen Bank

    (Bangladesh) Bangladesh 2 Apr Grameen Bank & Veolia Water start joint venture to supply

    2008 drinking water to poor rural communities. Click here [French only] Grameen Bank Global 20 Feb Crédit Agricole invests ?50 million in new microfinance

    (Bangladesh) 2008 foundation with Grameen Bank. Click here Grameen Bank Bangladesh 28 Feb Muhammad Yunus initiates joint venture involving Grameen (Bangladesh) Bank, opening "social enterprise" yoghurt factory to combat 2007

    poverty & malnutrition. Click here Green Ethiopia 31 Jan Green Mountain Coffee agrees to work with Ethiopian Govt. to

    Mountain 2007 ensure better pricing for farmers - Oxfam welcomes move. Click Coffee here

    (USA)

    Green USA 3 May Green Mountain Coffee tops Business Ethics‟ “100 Best

    Mountain 2006 Corporate Citizens” ranking. Click here Coffee

    (USA)

    Grupo ACP Latin 13 Apr Innovest & Inter-American Development Bank launch index of

    America (Perú) 2008 companies that address needs of the poor - top firms in initial

    ranking include Grupo ACP. Click here Grupo Antena 3 Spain Grupo Antena 3 will require suppliers to avoid poor working 27 May

    (Spain)conditions and discrimination. Click here [Spanish only] 2009

    Grupo Aval Colombia 10 Jun Grupo Aval to donate initial capital for a poor people bank that

    (Colombia) 2009 would give microcredits to over 10000 people. Click here

    [Spanish only]

    Grupo Argentina 27 Jun Network of companies against child labour created companies Logístico 2007 include Grupo Logístico Andreani. Click here [Spanish only] Andreani

    (Argentina)

    Grupo Global 30 May CEO of Grupo MAPFRE says CSR must work like the Universal

    MAPFRE 2007 Declaration of Human Rights. Click here (Spain)

    Grupo Modelo Mexico 1 Mar Mexican Govt. recognises companies for reporting on

    (Mexico) 2006 greenhouse gas emissions, including Grupo Modelo. Click here

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    GrupoNueva Global 24 Oct WBCSD report on how companies can contribute to poverty (Chile) 2007 alleviation & sustainable development. With case studies on

    companies including GrupoNueva. Click here GrupoNueva Global 14 Sep GrupoNueva case study included in World Business Council for

    (Chile) 2005 Sustainable Development report on business contribution to UN

    Millennium Development Goals. Click here Grupo Vicini Dominican 7 Mar Sugar company Grupo Vicini supports government-backed plan

    Republic (Dominican 2007 to eradicate child labour in its own & suppliers‟ operations. Click Republic) here [Spanish only]

    Grupo Vips Spain 9 Apr Caja Navarra, Grupo Vips, DKV Seguros, Microsoft recognised

    (Spain) 2008 for role in promoting the social integration of disadvantaged

    people. Click here [Spanish only] Guangdong China 9 Aug Guangdong Yudean power plant to reduce sulphur dioxide

    Yudean 2006 emissions by 90%. Click here

    (China)

    Gulfstream Air Haiti 17 Sep Company contributions to hurricane relief in Cuba, Haiti, USA (USA) 2008 refers to companies including Gulfstream Air. Click here Hacienda Santa Nicaragua 1 Jul Hacienda Santa Maura is highlighted as model of child labour

    Maura 2009 eradication. Click here [Spanish only] (Nicaragua)

    HBO Global 20 Jun Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria awards (USA) 2007companies including HBO. Click here HBO USA 26 April HBO in first 5 of DiversityInc‟s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”.

    (USA) 2006 Click here

    HBOS Global 8 Feb Survey of banks' social & environmental policies finds 8 with

    (UK) 2006 public human rights policies, including HBOS. Click here

HDFC India 2 Jan Govt., UNICEF, NGOs & companies including HDFC partner to

    (India) 2008 address child under-nutrition (report by Synergos). Click here HDFC India 30 Aug Business Week article says domestic & multinational banks

    (India) 2006 including HDFC increasing their provision of microloans for the

    poor. Click here

    Health Care USA 26 April Health Care Service in first 5 of DiversityInc‟s “Top 50

    Service 2006 Companies for Diversity”. Click here (USA)

Heineken Global 7 Mar Dutch Commission on Sustainable Research creates "Millennium

    (Netherlands) 2007 Development Goals Scan" to benchmark companies'

    contributions companies passing the scan include Heineken.

    Click here

    Helzberg Global 15 Feb 8 jewellers, including Helzberg call on mining firms to produce

    (USA) 2006 gold responsibly - No Dirty Gold campaign welcomes move.

     Click here

    Hembly China/ 25 Mar Oxfam Hong Kong releases "Transparency Report II" on 26

    Hong (China/Hong 2009 garment companies - Esquel, Li & Fung, Glorious Sun, Esprit,

    Kong Kong) Giordano, Chickeeduck, Hembly have started reporting on

    supply chain. Click here

    Hennes & Cambodia 2 May Companies including Hennes & Mauritz call on govt. to

    Mauritz 2007 investigate murder of union leader - Say swift justice key to their (Sweden) continued sourcing from Cambodia. Click here Hennes & China 26 Oct ASrIA publishes report on Impactt's "Overtime Project", in which

    Mauritz 2005 11 UK retailers, including Hennes & Mauritz, each worked with a (Sweden) supplier factory in China to improve working conditions. Click

    here

    Hennes & Cambodia 14 Sep Cambodia: Hennes & Mauritz and other apparel companies Mauritz 2005 pledge financial support for ILO factory monitoring &

    (Sweden) improvement programme. Click here Hershey West 30 May World Cocoa Foundation partners with USAID to promote farm

    Africa (USA) 2007 safety, reduce children's exposure to unsafe labour practices,

    improve education - supported by contributions from companies

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    including Hershey. Click here

    Hershey Global 14 Mar Hershey chocolate company commits to new supplier code of

    (USA) 2007 conduct, in response to shareholder proposal. Click here Hewitt USA 10 Sep Some employers assisting transgender workers - includes Associates 2008 example at Hewitt Associates. Click here (USA)

    Hindustan India 2 Jan Govt., UNICEF, NGOs & companies including Hindustan Lever Lever 2008 partner to address child under-nutrition (report by Synergos).

    (India) Click here

    Hilton Global 22 Mar Hilton a founding participant in the Tourism and Human Rights (USA) 2006 Initiative, launched by the UN World Tourism Organization & Intl.

     Business Leaders Forum. Click here Hiper Libertad Argentina 12 Jul Hiper Libertad & other companies support programme providing

    (Argentina) 2006 employment for disabled people. Click here [Spanish only] Holcim Mexico 1 Mar Mexican Govt. recognises companies for reporting on (Switzerland) 2006 greenhouse gas emissions, including Holcim. Click here Holcim Global 14 Sep Holcim case study included in World Business Council for

    (Switzerland) 2005 Sustainable Development report on business contribution to UN

    Millennium Development Goals. Click here Holcim Global 3 Aug UNDP partners with private sector to develop business-led (Switzerland) 2005 solutions to poverty details of investment projects led by

    Holcim and other companies. Click here Holleypharm Global 23 Jul Cipla, IPCA Labs, Calyx, Mangalam Drugs, Holleypharm, PIDI

    (China) 2008 Standard sign pact with Clinton Foundation to provide low-priced

    malaria drugs. Click here

    Home Depot USA 17 Sep Company contributions to hurricane relief in Cuba, Haiti, USA (USA) 2008 refers to companies including Home Depot. Click here Home Depot USA 8 Mar Home Depot & others agree to expand disclosure on energy (USA) 2006 efficiency & climate-related issues, following shareholder

    requests. Click here

    Honda Global 6 Dec US faith-based investors welcome project to improve workplace (Japan) 2006 human rights in automotive supply chains, involving Honda &

    others. Click here

    Honeywell China 20 May Guangdong Environmental Partnership includes environmental (USA) 2009 health & safety academy and energy efficiency projects -

    corporate sponsors include Honeywell. Click here Horizon China 18 May Companies including Horizon Research make commitment to

    Research 2005 fight HIV/AIDS. Click here

    (China)

    Hotel Hesperia Spain 25 Jun Hotel Hesperia signs agreement to introduce disabled people

    (Spain) 2008 into the workplace. Click here [Spanish only] Hotelplan Global 22 Aug Over 600 companies, including Hotelplan, sign code of conduct (France) 2007 against child sex tourism. Click here [French only] HP So. Africa 20 May HP launches programme promoting environmental practices in IT

    (USA) 2009 industry. Click here

    HP Global 8 Apr HP reports on its engagement with SACOM (Hong Kong NGO)

    (USA) 2009 on supply chain labour rights, publishes list of top suppliers. Click

    here

    HP Global 1 Apr Greenpeace "Guide to Greener Electronics" shows overall

    (USA) 2009 improvement by IT firms on climate change - refers to positive

    steps by Dell, HP, Nokia, Philips, Samsung, others. Click here HP Global 4 Mar HP and others unveil conclusions of pilot project to tackle

    (USA) 2009 electronic waste in Africa, and next steps. Click here HP Global 9 Apr HP names top-tier suppliers - some flout its code, but

    (USA) 2008 campaigners praise disclosure. Click here HP Spain 16 Jan Report on managing diversity in Spanish companies (refers to

    (USA) 2008 positive steps by companies including HP). Click here [in

    Spanish]

    HP Africa 26 Sep HP launches project to improve e-waste recycling - aims to (USA) 2007 create jobs in disadvantaged communities. Click here

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    HP Global 5 Sep Technology companies, including HP, aim to reduce energy

    (USA) 2007 consumption at server-centres to combat climate change. Click

    here [French only]

    HP USA 2 May Companies incl. HP support natl. ban on sexual orientation

    (USA) 2007 discrimination. Click here

    ndHP USA 3 May HP comes 2 in Business Ethics‟ “100 Best Corporate Citizens” (USA) 2006 ranking. Click here

    HP Global 15 Mar Greenpeace welcomes commitment by HP to phase out certain

    (USA) 2006 toxic chemicals in its products, joining other industry leaders.

    Click here

    HP Global 9 Nov Development agencies & companies including HP launch $75 (USA) 2005 million fund for micro-entrepreneurs. Click here HP Global 9 Mar Companies, including HP, work in partnerships with UNESCO to (USA) 2005 promote education. Click here

    HSBC India 22 Apr Intl. Dalit Solidarity Network Annual Report 2008 - with section (UK) 2009 on private sector developments - refers to initiatives by Daimler,

    HSBC, Shell. Click here

    HSBC Brazil 15 Apr Financial institutions including HSBC, Banco Real, Unibanco (UK) 2009 support campaign to eradicate forced labour. Click here [Spanish

    only]

    HSBC Global 15 Apr "Doing Business in a Multicultural World" report by UN Alliance

    (UK) 2009 of Civilizations, UN Global Compact - describes positive

    initiatives by Abu Dhabi Natl. Energy, American Express, BMW,

    HSBC, Manpower, Titan Cement, TUI, others. Click here HSBC Global 16 Jan CERES ranks finance firms on climate strategies: HSBC, ABN

    (UK) 2008 Amro score highest. Click here

    HSBC Global 14 June HSBC overall winner of Financial Times sustainable banking

    (UK) 2006 awards. Click here

    HSBC India 30 Aug Business Week article says domestic & multinational banks

    (UK) 2006 including HSBC increasing their provision of microloans for the

    poor. Click here

    Hudson’s Bay Global 13 Dec "2006 Transparency Report Card" by NGO/labour coalition

    (Canada) 2006 assesses labour standards reporting by 30 apparel retailers:

    Hudson‟s Bay improves its score from previous year. Click here Hyundai China 11 Feb Hyundai‟s “Green Zone” project fights desertification in China &

    (So. Korea) 2009 poverty. Click here [French only]

    Hyundai Global 29 Jun Merrill Lynch & World Resources Institute partner to identify

    (So. Korea) 2005 companies best positioned for clean car revolution, including

    Hyundai. Click here

    Iberdrola Spain 3 Jun World Summit on Climate Change: Business call for an

    (Spain) 2009 “ambitious & effective” global agreement - Iberdrola calls on

    governments to reach agreement on climate change. Click here

    [Spanish only]

    Iberdrola Spain 18 Mar Iberdrola signs a plan with unions that “guarantees equal

    (Spain) 2009 treatment” between men and women. Click here [Spanish only] Iberdrola Global 1 Oct Climate Leadership Index ranks Iberdrola as the world‟s best (Spain) 2008 electricity company at combating climate change. Click here IBM USA 6 May DiversityInc top 10 companies for people with disabilities - top 5: (USA) 2009 Cisco, Ernst & Young, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Procter &

    Gamble. Click here

    IBM UK 7 Jan Top 5 firms in Stonewall's workplace equality index ranking gay-(USA) 2009 friendly employers: Lloyds TSB, Ford, IBM, Goldman Sachs,

    Barclays. Click here

    IBM Global 17 Dec Ceres ranks companies' climate strategies - IBM, Tesco, Dell (USA) 2008 lead. Click here

    IBM Global 21 May IBM & researchers launch "supercomputer" to help tackle global

    (USA) 2008 hunger. Click here

    IBM Global 2 Apr IBM sends 100 employees to address socio-economic issues in (USA) 2008 emerging countries - "corporate version of Peace Corps". Click

    here

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    IBM Global 6 Feb Australia's Human Rights Commissioner congratulates IBM for

    (USA) 2008 its commitment to gay & lesbian rights. Click here IBM Spain 16 Jan Report on managing diversity in Spanish companies (refers to

    (USA) 2008 positive steps by companies including IBM). Click here [in

    Spanish]

    IBM Global 17 Oct IBM partners with Grameen Foundation to expand microfinance

    (USA) 2007 software platform. Click here

    IBM USA 12 Sep "6 years after Sept. 11, Muslims see more inclusive workplaces"

    (USA) 2007 includes positive steps by IBM. Click here IBM Global 5 Sep Technology companies, including IBM, aim to reduce energy

    (USA) 2007 consumption at server-centres to combat climate change. Click

    here [French only]

    IBM Global 20 Jun New non-profit "Climate Counts" ranks 56 companies on climate

    (USA) 2007 change performance companies scoring highest include IBM.

    Click here

    IBM USA 31 May Environmental Protection Agency recognises companies for

    (USA) 2006 action on climate change, including IBM. Click here IBM Global 19 Jul Overview of IBM‟s "Global Pandemic Initiative" with WHO & (USA) 2006 others. Click here

    ICICI India 2 Jan Govt., UNICEF, NGOs & companies including ICICI partner to

    (India) 2008 address child under-nutrition (report by Synergos). Click here ICICI India 30 Aug Business Week article says domestic & multinational banks,

    (India) 2006 including ICICI increasing their provision of microloans for the

    poor. Click here

    iEnergizer India 16 Aug Call centre workers identified as high-risk group for HIV/AIDS - (India) 2006 refers to steps by companies including iEnergizer. Click here. iEnergizer India 29 Mar Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Confederation of Indian

    (India) 2006 Industry & iEnergizer launch initiative to confront rising HIV/AIDS

    risk in call centres in India. Click here Igloo Global 12 Mar "Ethical diamonds" go beyond conflict-free diamonds (refers to Diamonds 2008 steps by Brilliant Earth, Igloo Diamonds). Click here (Canada)

    iKang China 13 Sep World Economic Forum launches China Health Alliance, a

    (China) 2006 partnership against TB and AIDS - companies involved include

    iKang. Click here

    Ikea Vietnam 29 Apr UNICEF and IKEA project supports education for ethnic

    (Sweden) 2009 minorities. Click here

    Ikea India 25 Feb Ikea gives $48 million to UNICEF to improve health & living

    (Sweden) 2009 conditions of children in poorest parts of India. Click here Ikea China 26 Oct ASrIA publishes report on Impactt's "Overtime Project", in which

    (Sweden) 2005 11 UK retailers, including Ikea, each worked with a supplier

     factory in China to improve working conditions. Click here. Ikea Global 13 Apr UNICEF Child Labour Resource Guide makes case for business

    (Sweden) 2005 action on child labour & refers to steps taken by Ikea & other

    companies. Click here

    Implats So. Africa 20 Sep Partnership involving Implats to improve education in 5

    (So. Africa) 2006 disadvantaged schools in KwaThema. Click here Inditex

    (Spain)

    Global 7 Nov Inditex and Federación Internacional de Trabajadores del Textil

    2007 agree to ensure compliance with labour standards. Inditex Global 01 Aug Clean Clothes Campaign verifies that Inditex complies with their

    (Spain) 2007 new code of conduct over labour conditions. Click here (in

    Spanish)

    Inditex Bangladesh 2 Aug Inditex invites other companies to join relief scheme for victims of (Spain) 2006 Apr 2005 Spectrum Sweater factory collapse. Click here ING Uruguay 12 April ING decides not to continue its involvement in Botnia‟s pulp mill

    (Netherlands) 2006 project in Uruguay over which social, environmental concerns

    have been raised. Click here

    ING Global 8 Feb Survey of banks' social & environmental policies finds 8 with

    (Netherlands) 2006 public human rights policies, including ING. Click here Intel Guatemala, 27 Aug Guatemala & Peru implement programs to reduce the digital

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    Peru (USA) 2008 divide with the support of Intel. Click here [Spanish only] Intel Egypt 7 Feb Overview of public-private partnerships: includes initiative by

    (USA) 2007 Intel to connect schools & health centres via wireless broadband.

    Click here

    Intel Latin 4 Oct Inter-American Development Bank & Intel sign agreement to

    America/ (USA) 2006 tackle digital divide in Latin America & the Caribbean. Click here

    Caribbean [in Spanish]

    Intel India 16 Aug Steps that companies are taking to address HIV/AIDS in India,

    (USA) 2006 including Intel. Click here

    Intercontinental Global 22 Mar Intercontinental a founding participant in the Tourism and Human (UK) 2006 Rights Initiative, launched by the UN World Tourism Organization

    & Intl. Business Leaders Forum. Click here Interros Russia / 12 Jul CEOs of Russian companies, including Interros, meet in London

    UK (Russia) 2006 to discuss "responsible business practices". Click here Inti Raymi Bolivia 23 May Mining company Inti Raymi awarded prize for creating a health

    (Bolivia) 2007 and education fund for communities. Click here [Spanish only] Intrepid Travel Burma 14 May Burma cyclone: CSR Asia describes steps by Exotissimo, Lonely

    (UK) 2008 Planet, Abercrombie & Kent, Asia TransPacific Journeys,

    Google, Microsoft, Intrepid Travel. Click here IPCA Labs Global 23 Jul Cipla, IPCA Labs, Calyx, Mangalam Drugs, Holleypharm, PIDI

    (India) 2008 Standard sign pact with Clinton Foundation to provide low-priced

    malaria drugs. Click here

    Ipek Kagit Turkey 10 May Companies, including Ipek Kagit, receive awards for contribution

    (Turkey) 2006 to UN Millennium Development Goals, presented by UNDP, ICC,

    IBLF. Click here

    ISS Denmark 15 Apr "Business and Migration: Perceptions from Denmark" - refers to (Denmark) 2009 positive steps by Comwell, Eurotex, ISS, Metro, Microsoft, Novo

    Nordisk. Click here

    Itau Unibanco Global 24 Jun Financial Times & IFC sustainable banking awards go to Triodos

    (Brazil) 2009 Bank, Itau Unibanco, MicroEnsure, Root Capital, Global

    Environment Fund. Click here

    Jewelers of Burma 18 Feb US Campaign for Burma calls on consumers to help find

    America 2009 Burmese rubies in jewellery stores - refers to positive steps by (USA) Leber Jeweler, Tiffany, Jewelers of America. Click here

John Wiley & Global 12 Aug UN agency partners with publishing companies to provide

    Sons 2009 developing countries with free access to scientific information (USA) - firms include John Wiley & Sons. Click here Johnson & USA 18 Mar DiversityInc's "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" 2009 Johnson 2009 - Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Ernst & Young, Marriott lead. Click (USA) here

    Johnson & Burma 14 May Burma cyclone: Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Johnson 2008 Ingelheim, Johnson & Johnson and others give medical aid to

    (USA) victims. Click here

    Johnson & USA 31 May Environmental Protection Agency recognises companies for Johnson 2006 action on climate change, including Johnson & Johnson. Click (USA) here

    Johnson & USA 11 Jan Johnson & Johnson presented with US Presidential Award for

    Johnson 2006 Corporate Leadership for its nursing initiative. Click here (USA)

    Johnson & China 18 May Johnson & Johnson & other companies make commitment to

    Johnson 2005 fight HIV/AIDS in China. Click here

    (USA)

    Johnson Global 6 Dec US faith-based investors welcome project to improve workplace

    Controls 2006 human rights in automotive supply chains, involving Johnson

    (USA) Controls & others. Click here

    Jones Apparel

    (USA)

    Philippines 8 Aug 8 intl. apparel firms, including Jones Apparel, urge President

    2007 Arroyo to stop attacks on workers in export processing zone.

    Click here

    Jones Apparel Philippines 15 Nov Seven apparel companies, including Jones Apparel, join

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