Weekly Updates: Companies we have invited to respond to concerns
Section 3: Companies beginning with G-K
(10 Feb 2005 – 22 Jan 2014)
The following chart lists companies we invited to respond to concerns raised by civil society and highlighted in
our Weekly Updates – indicating the country, issue, and whether or not the company has sent us a response
– with a link to the allegations and any response. Any company that has not yet responded is welcome to do
so at any time.
This section of the chart covers companies with names beginning G-K; the other five alphabetical sections are
here: http://www.business-humanrights.org/Documents/Update-Charts
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When we plan to include allegations of misconduct in a Weekly Update, we invite the named company to
respond, and any response appears in the Update. This helps ensure balance and encourages companies to
address concerns raised by civil society. Since we launched the Updates in February 2005, over 70% of
companies have responded. In some cases this has led to further comments, and then a further response by
the company. In this way the Updates can help to keep issues alive until they have been addressed on the
ground.
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www.business-humanrights.org/Documents/Update-Charts
Company
(G-K)
G3 (UK)
G4 Industries
(UK)
G4S
(UK)
Country
Bahrain
Kenya
UK
Date of
our
Update
12 Dec
2012
13 Jul
2011
3 Nov
2010
G4S
(UK)
Indonesia
9 Nov
2011
G4S
(UK)
G4S
(UK)
Israel
25 Apr
2012
16 May
2012
Israel
G4S
(UK)
Uganda
25 July
2012
G4S
(UK)
Nigeria
5 Sep
2012
G4S
Global
16 Jan
Issue
Response?
"PR Watch" initiative raises concerns about PR firms' work
in connection with Bahrain Govt., given the govt's human
rights record. Click here
Villagers allegedly displaced as land in the Tana Delta is
turned over to companies for biofuel crops. Click here
Commentary alleges G4S has "patchy record" of deaths,
abuses when supplying immigration & prison services to
govt. Click here
Reports of further violence at Freeport Indonesia’s
Grasberg mine, G4S officers allegedly intimidated striking
workers. Click here
Palestinian civil society orgs. call for action against security
firm over its role in Israeli jails Click here
Rejoinder to G4S response on its role in Israeli jails,
including those housing children & detainees held without
charge or trial. Click here
New on our Business, Conflict & Peace Portal: Report
criticises UN's growing use of private security companies
known for their violence. Click here
Nigeria: Activists concerned that Shell's increased security
spending in Delta region fuels human rights abuses. Click
here
7 companies nominated for 2013 "Public Eye Awards for the
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(UK)
2013
G4S
(UK)
G4S
(UK)
Israel/
Palestine
Israel/
Palestine
30 Jan
2013
3 Apr
2013
G4S
(UK)
G4S
(UK)
G-Star
(Netherlands)
Israel/
Palestine
Israel/
Palestine
Global
1 May
2013
15 Jan
2014
8 May
2013
Gaffney Cline &
Associates
(UK)
GAIL of India
(India)
Burma
21 Jan
2009
Burma
19 Jan
2011
GAIL
(India)
Burma
14 Dec
2011
GAIL
(India)
Myanmar
26 Jun
2013
Gamma Group
(UK)
Global
2 Oct
2013
Gamma Intl.
(part of Gamma
Group)
(UK)
Gap
(USA)
Gap
(USA)
Global
8 May
2013
Sri Lanka
13 Jan
2010
31 Oct
2012
Banglades
h
Gap
(USA)
Global
8 May
2013
Gap
(USA)
Banglades
h
31 Jul
2013
Global
11 Dec
2013
12 Dec
2012
Gap
(USA)
Gardant
Communication
s (UK)
Garib & Garib
(Bangladesh)
Gas Authority
of India Limited
(India)
Gaslink
(Nigeria)
Bahrain
Banglades
h
Burma
17 Mar
2010
26 Oct
2011
Nigeria
26 Sep
2007
worst cases of corporate human rights abuses &
environmental misdeeds". Click here
Israeli prisons equipped by G4S allegedly hold Palestinian
children in solitary confinement. Click here
NGO says G4S provides security for Israeli prisons holding
Palestinian women in violation of Geneva Convention. Click
here
Electronic Intifada sceptical about G4S commitment to exit
contracts in West Bank. Click here
Israel & Palestine: OECD to examine G4S’ alleged supply
of surveillance kit to Israeli security services
AFL-CIO report "Responsibility Outsourced" raises several
serious labour rights concerns including anti-union actions,
harms to workers' health, harassment at audited & certified
factories. Click here
Burma Campaign UK adds 30 firms to "Dirty List", including
Gaffney Cline & Associates. Click here
EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses in
Burma through investment in oil companies operating there
including Gail of India. Click here
Shwe Gas Movement rejoinder to companies regarding
report claiming displacement, forced labour, violence,
deaths in construction of gas pipeline. Click here
NGO reports detail alleged human rights impacts of Shwe
natural gas & Myanmar-China oil transport projects –
company responses & non-responses provided
German companies’ surveillance technology allegedly used
in connection with human rights abuses by authoritarian
govts. Click here
"For Their Eyes Only: The Commercialization of Digital
Spying": Citizen Lab on role of Gamma Intl.'s "FinFisher"
technology - reportedly used by many govts. for surveillance
of human rights advocates. Click here
Protests against Gap, Victoria's Secret for sourcing from Sri
Lanka, over govt. abuses against Tamils. Click here
Labour groups call on Gap to strengthen its fire safety
programme for its supply factories in Bangladesh. Click
here
AFL-CIO report "Responsibility Outsourced" raises several
serious labour rights concerns including anti-union actions,
harms to workers' health, harassment at audited & certified
factories. Click here
NGO statement on Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
led by Gap, Walmart claims that it contains "empty
promises". Click here
10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility
records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards. Click here
"PR Watch" initiative raises concerns about PR firms' work
in connection with Bahrain Govt., given the govt's human
rights record. Click here
Fire at Garib & Garib clothing factory kills 21, injures 50.
Click here
Shwe Gas Movement report claims displacement, forced
labour, violence, deaths in the construction of the gas
pipeline. Click here
Environmental groups warn of "unprecedented loss of lives"
if safety concerns are not addressed in pipeline projects,
particularly Gaslink's project. Click here
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Gateway
Terminals India
(India)
India
3 Feb
2010
Gazprom
(Russia)
Russia
6 Jan
2010
Gazprom
(Russia)
GCM
Resources
(UK)
Global
11 Dec
2013
28 Jan
2009
GDF Suez
(France)
Gelmart
Industries
(USA)
Gem Diamonds
(UK)
General
Electric
(USA)
General
Electric
(USA)
General
Electric
(USA)
General
Electric
(USA)
General
Electric
(USA)
General
Electric
(USA)
Banglades
h
Global
Philippines
22 Feb
2012
27 Apr
2006
Botswana
29 Oct
2008
USA
24, 31
May
2006
17 Jan
2007
China
Sudan
12 Dec
2007
USA
30 April
2008
Bahrain
18 Apr
2012
USA &
Dem. Rep.
of Congo
23 May
2012
General
Electric
(USA)
USA
21 Nov
2012
General
Electric
(USA)
Myanmar
20 Nov
2013
General Mills
(USA)
Global
13 Mar
2013
General Motors
(USA)
General Motors
(USA)
General Motors
Colmotores
(Colombia)
Global
24 Mar
2010
4 Apr
2012
12 Oct
2011
USA
Colombia
Intl. Transport Workers' Federation alleges Maersk
contractor SC Thakur beat up port workers in Mumbai.
Gateway Terminals India (part of Maersk) responded. Click
here
Protesters at Gazprom construction site beaten by Fort-S
security guards after climbing scaffolding to unveil banner.
Click here
10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility
records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards. Click here
GCM Resources' Phulbari coal project threatens health,
water & livelihoods of local communities, inadequately
assesses social impacts, according to NGO reports. Click
here
SOMO report regarding transparency in supply chain of
coal. Click here
Behind the Label (USA) alleges poor working conditions.
Click here
Yes
Survival Intl. says De Beers returns to mine Central Kalahari
Game Reserve while Bushmen are still displaced – also
refers to Gem Diamonds. Click here
"Toxic 100" list of corporate air polluters, prepared by Univ.
of Massachusetts research institute (PERI): General Electric
in top 10. Click here
Labor groups raise concerns about positions of
multinational & their business organizations regarding
China’s proposed labour law reform. Click here
Olympic Dream for Darfur calls on Olympic corporate
sponsors, including General Electric, to raise Sudan
concerns with Chinese Govt. Click here
"Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy
Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top
10 to respond, including GE. Click here
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
Concerns raised over companies trying to undermine
implementation of the US Dodd Frank 1502 requiring
companies to carry out supply chain due diligence on
minerals sourced from Dem. Rep. of Congo or adjoining
countries. Click here
Global Witness calls on electronics companies to issue
public statements outlining their position on lawsuit filed by
business associations against rules on "conflict minerals."
Click here
EIRIS Conflict Risk Network urges Coca-Cola, Ford, GE to
report robustly on investment in Myanmar under US Govt's
Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements, and
Capital Group to resubmit report. Click here
Oxfam launches campaign: “Behind the Brands - Food
Justice and the 'Big 10' Food and Beverage Companies".
Click here
SOMO report says top 10 auto-makers allegedly failing to
address supply chain conflict minerals. Click here
Mohawk Indians Reservation inhabitants say company’s
toxic landfill still contaminates their land Click here
General Motors Colmotores allegedly dismissed sick
workers. Click here (Spanish only)
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
GeoProMining
(Russia)
Armenia
7 Oct
2009
GeoProMining
Gold (Russia)
Georgia Gulf
(USA)
Armenia
25 Apr
2012
15 & 22
Aug
2007
George Forrest
International
(Belgium)
GEPIL (Gujarat
Enviro
Protection and
Infrastructure
Ltd) (India)
Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher
(USA)
Gilan Holding
(Azerbaijan)
Gilead
Sciences
(USA)
Gilead
Sciences
(USA)
Gilead
Sciences
(USA)
Gillette /
Procter &
Gamble (USA)
Giorgio Armani
(Italy)
USA
Yes
India
1 Apr
2009
Ecuador
25 Jan
2012
Article on environmental pollution trial against Chevron in
Ecuador. Click here
Yes
Azerbaijan
23 May
2012
15 Feb
2006
Human rights concerns related to May 2012 Eurovision
Song Contest in Azerbaijan. Click here
Médecins Sans Frontières says prices of essential new
AIDS drugs in developing countries are too high. Click here
No
23 Aug,
6 Sep,
8 Nov
2006
21 Sep
2011
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility rates 15
pharmaceutical firms on HIV/AIDS, including Gilead - finds
none has comprehensive approach. Click here
No
AIDS Healthcare Foundation says Gilead's AIDS drug
pricing "may break hard-hit AIDS drug programs" for the
poor. Click here
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
Campaign calls on fashion manufacturers to "Stop the Killer
Jeans" & ban sand-blasting over concerns about lung
disease. Click here
AFL-CIO report "Responsibility Outsourced" raises several
serious labour rights concerns including anti-union actions,
harms to workers' health, harassment at audited & certified
factories. Click here
One protester killed & many injured by security forces after
indigenous people & environmental groups’ protest blocks
equipment to be used for Glamis Gold’s Marlin mine, says
Friends of the Earth. Click here
Concerns about social & environmental impacts of
Goldcorp's Marlin mine, including threats against author of
report on toxic run-off. Click here
Médecins Sans Frontières says prices of essential new
AIDS drugs in developing countries are too high. Click here
Hundreds protest against Glaxo HIV drug patent application
over concerns about access for the poor. Click here
No
Global
Global
USA
Turkey
28 Sep
2011
Global
8 May
2013
Glamis Gold
(USA)
Guatemala
10 Feb
2005
Glamis Gold
(USA)
Guatemala
21 Feb
2007
Global
13 Jul
2005
9 & 16
Aug
2006
23 Aug,
6 Sep,
8 Nov
2006
12 Dec
GlaxoSmithKlin
No
18 Apr
2012
18 Apr
2012
GlaxoSmithKlin
e (UK)
GlaxoSmithKlin
e
(UK)
GlaxoSmithKlin
e
(UK)
No
DRC
Bahrain
Giorgio Armani
(Italy)
Report says workers at Sotq gold (GeoProMining) deposit
afraid to complain about unsafe working conditions. Click
here
Company cyanic tailing dump poses environmental & health
hazards, local NGO says Click here
Mossville, Louisiana residents have high levels of toxic
chemicals in their blood & environment, according to US
Govt. data - NGO report says nearby factories, including a
Georgia Gulf facility, are responsible. Click here
Report accuses mining companies in Katanga (DRC) of
negative impacts such as relocation, land grabbing and
violence Click here
"Too hot to handle?" - Article says firms mishandling toxic
industrial waste. Click here
Thailand
Global
Global
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility rates 15
pharmaceutical firms on HIV/AIDS, including Glaxo - finds
none has comprehensive approach. Click here
Yes
Oxfam report "Investing for Life" says drug companies not
Yes
e
(UK)
Global
14 Aug
2013
doing enough to provide access to medicines for the poor makes recommendations for "responsible business
practices". Click here
Women's NGOs object to HPV vaccines promoted by
GlaxoSmithKline, MSD Pharmaceuticals (part of Merck),
citing health risks & unethical marketing. Click here
Glencore accused of labour rights abuses, as well as two
reported attempts on life of trade unionist from Glencorelicensed mine. Click here
John Capel of Bench Marks Foundation in So. Africa
criticises "African Mining Indaba" conference for excluding
civil society. Click here
Intl. & Congolese NGOs accuse Glencore of human rights,
environmental abuses in Dem. Rep. of Congo. Click here
Glencore's Mopani copper mine causes pollution & illness,
does not contribute to local development, says film. Click
here
ECCHR files brief with Argentinean court regarding
allegations of Minera Aguilar's (part of Glencore) complicity
in abuses committed during military dictatorship. Click here
Prodeco/Glencore trade union leaders threatened, says
Amnesty Intl. - says their safety is at risk. Click here
OECD Watch issues "Calling for Corporate Accountability: A
Guide to the 2011 OECD Guidelines for Multinational
Enterprises". Click here
SOMO report examines records of 8 extractive companies
on human rights & tax avoidance. Click here
Global
11 Dec
2013
10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility
records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards. Click here
Yes
Global
12 Dec
2007
Yes
Banglades
h
21 Mar
2012
"Fanning the Flames": War on Want report alleges UK
mining companies, including Global Coal Management,
involved in human rights abuses overseas. Click here
UN experts warn about the threat to fundamental rights at
the company’s Phulbari mining pit. Click here
Armenia
23 Nov
2011
No
GM Uzbekistan
(Uzbekistan)
Uzbekistan
18 Dec
2013
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Guatemala
21 Feb
2007
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Guatemala
23 Apr
2008
11 Jun
2008
15 Oct
2008
20 May
2009
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Honduras
Local NGOs concerned by Global Metals gold mine risks to
local people, including air & water pollution, toxic waste.
Click here
Cotton Campaign review of 2013 cotton harvest says forced
& child labour continues despite presence of Intl. Labour
Organization observers
Concerns about social & environmental impacts of
Goldcorp's Marlin mine, including threats against author of
report on toxic run-off. Click here
Death threats against bishop allegedly due to his criticism of
mining practices in his diocese. Click here
Report raises concerns about human rights, environmental
impacts of Goldcorp in the Americas. Click here
Video "The real costs of gold mining: Goldcorp in Honduras"
raises serious health & other concerns. Click here
NGOs raise concerns of "serious pollution" at Goldcorp's
San Martin mine, affecting health of local communities.
Click here
NGOs say investigations conducted at Goldcorp's San
Martin mine show severe water contamination affecting
communities. Click here
GlaxoSmithKlin
e
(UK)
Glencore
(Switzerland)
2007
India
10 Feb
2010
Colombia
29 Aug
2007
Glencore
(Switzerland)
Africa
22 Feb
2012
Glencore
(Switzerland)
Glencore
(Switzerland)
Dem. Rep.
of Congo
Zambia
27 Jun
2012
26 Sep
2012
Glencore
(Switzerland)
Argentina
23 Jan
2013
Glencore
(Switzerland)
Glencore
Xstrata
(UK/Switzerland)
Glencore
Xstrata
(UK/Switzerland)
Glencore
Xstrata
(UK/Switzerland)
Global Coal
Management
(UK)
Global Coal
Management
(UK)
Global Metals
(Australia)
Colombia
24 Apr
2013
7 Aug
2013
Global
Americas
Honduras
Honduras
9 Dec
2009
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Guatemala
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Guatemala
14 Dec
2011
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Guatemala
25 Apr
2012
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Guatemala
,
Honduras,
Mexico
Guatemala
1 Aug
2012
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Guatemala
9 Mar
2011
12 Oct
2011
26 Sep
2012
Goldcorp
(Canada)
Mexico
26 Jun
2013
Golden AgriResources
(Singapore)
Golden AgriResources
(Singapore)
Golden Star
Resources
(Canada)
Liberia
6 Feb
2013
Global
27 Nov
2013
Ghana
6 Jul
2005
Golden Star
Resources
(Canada)
Golden Star
Resources
(Canada)
Golden Star
Resources
(Canada)
Ghana
4 Jun
2008
Africa
14, 28
Jul
2010
13 Nov
2013
Golden
Veroleum
Liberia (Liberia)
Golden
Veroleum
Liberia (Liberia)
Goldfields
(So. Africa)
Liberia
6 Feb
2013
Global
27 Nov
2013
Ghana
Goldfields
(So. Africa)
Goldman Sachs
(USA)
Africa
4, 11
Jun
2008
14 Jul
2010
3 Oct
2012
Goldman Sachs
(USA)
Ghana
Global
Global
23 Jan
2013
Indigenous people protesting against Goldcorp's mine say
they were beaten, threatened, arrested. Click here
Report says Goldcorp's Marlin mine contributes "little" to
sustainable development, and long-term environmental
risks "significantly outweigh" its economic benefits. Click
here
Rejoinder to Goldcorp response regarding allegation that
Marlin mine contributes "little" to sustainable development &
poses environmental risks. Click here
Company’s shareholders file resolution asking the firm to
commit to full costs of closure of the Marlin mine; to do
otherwise "puts health of local communities at risk"
Click here
Allegations of health and environmental problems in
company’s operations in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.
Click here
Yes
Report makes suggestions to rectify "most serious errors",
reduce social & environmental impacts of Goldcorp's Marlin
Mine. Click here
Special investigation says mining complexes hurt agrarian,
indigenous, and social rights - refers to Blackfire, Goldcorp,
First Majestic. Click here
Local & intl. NGOs say villagers losing livelihoods because
of land acquisitions by palm oil companies Golden
Veroleum/Golden Agri-Resources, Sime Darby. Click here
"Conflict or consent? - The oil palm sector at crossroads".
Click here
Yes
Government security forces open fire during protests over
environmental, social impacts of Bogoso/Prestea mine –
Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining calls
for government investigation. Click here
NGOs say mining companies have impeded food
production, led to serious human rights abuses by the
military. Click here
Report highlights negative social impact of tax avoidance by
mining companies in Africa. Click here.
No
Community-based group in Prestea reports “brutalities” by
Golden Star Resources & state security against local
residents, allegedly under guise of fighting illegal mining.
Click here
Local & intl. NGOs say villagers losing livelihoods because
of land acquisitions by palm oil companies Golden
Veroleum/Golden Agri-Resources, Sime Darby. Click here
"Conflict or consent? - The oil palm sector at crossroads".
Click here
No
NGOs say mining companies have impeded food
production, led to serious human rights abuses by the
military. Click here
Report highlights negative social impact of tax avoidance by
mining companies in Africa. Click here.
Tax Justice Network alleges 16 banks aid the rich to avoid
taxes, leading to the flow of capital out of developing
countries. Click here
7 companies nominated for 2013 "Public Eye Awards for the
worst cases of corporate human rights abuses &
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Graciela Naum
(Argentina)
Argentina
3 May
2006
Gran Colombia
(Colombia)
Colombia
5 Sep
2012
Burma
21 Jan
2009
environmental misdeeds". Click here
CAFOD calls on Goldsmiths to sign 12 "Golden Rules" to
reduce harmful social & environmental impacts of gold
mining. Click here
Companies including Goodrich "likely lobbied" against US
bill to name Turkey's killing of Armenians in early 1900s
genocide. Click here.
Amnesty Intl. urges Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google not to
cooperate with Chinese Govt's censorship & prosecution of
dissidents. Click here
Labor groups raise concerns about positions of
multinational & their business organizations regarding
China’s proposed labour law reform. Click here
CSR Asia commentary says Google's decision to close
China search engine "has less to do with human rights and
more to do with extreme business risk". Click here
Human Rights First writes to tech firms named in context of
US Govt. "PRISM" programme. Click here
Global textiles union (ITGLWF) raises concerns over labour
rights issues at GP Garments factory in export processing
zone. Click here
Allegations that Argentinean clothing brands sourcing from
clandestine factories where Bolivians work in “slave-like
conditions”. Click here
Two anti-mining activists fighting for rights of workers at
Gran Colombia subsidiary killed. Click here [Only in
Spanish]
Burma Campaign UK adds 30 firms to "Dirty List", including
Grand Circle Travels. Click here
Africa
(general)
9 May
2012
Report alleges that carbon offset projects in Africa benefit
corporations, not victims of pollution Click here
No
Jordan
18 Oct
2006
No
Grupo Agbar
(Spain)
Mexico
2 Jul
2008
Grupo Eulen
(Spain)
Mexico
22 May
2013
Grupo Flores
de la Montaña
(Ecuador)
Grupo México/
Industrial
Minera México
(Mexico)
Grupo Pellas
(Nicaragua)
Ecuador
7 Mar
2007
Report by National Labor Committee (a U.S. NGO) alleges
poor working conditions in garment factories including
Group Talent/Jordan Silk supplying US brands & retailers.
Click here
Allegations that water company Grupo Agbar “violated the
human right to water” in Coahuila. Click here (Spanish
only)
Young man seriously injured after allegedly runo ver by
employees of Eulen security firm. Click here (only in
Spanish)
Report denounces anti-union practices of Grupo Flores de
Montaña. Click here (Spanish only)
Mexico
29 Nov
2006
Concerns raised about mine safety, violations of
unionisation rights. Click here (Spanish only)
Yes
Guatemala
20 Jun
2012
Yes
Grupo Pellas
(Nicaragua)
Nicaragua
23 Jan
2013
Grupo San
José
(Spain)
Paraguay
17 Apr
2013
Allegations of displacement by plantations of Grupo Pellas –
organizations call to respect precautionary measures
agreed with IACHR. Click here (Spanish only)
Video report on thousands of workers’ deaths allegedly
caused by pesticides & excessive exposure to heat at sugar
mill owned by Grupo Pellas. Click here (Also in Spanish)
Survival Intl. says construction firm Carlos Casado (part of
Grupo San José) is threatening survival of indigenous group
& calls on investors to take action. Click here
Goldsmiths
(UK)
Global
11 Jul
2007
USA /
Armenia
24 Jun
2009
Google
(USA)
China
17 May
2006
Google
(USA)
China
17 Jan
2007
Google
(USA)
China
21 Apr
2010
Google
(USA)
GP Garments
(Sri Lanka)
USA
10 Jul
2013
25 May
2005
Goodrich
(USA)
Grand Circle
Travels
(USA)
Green
Resources
(USA)
Group Talent/
Jordan Silk
(China)
Sri Lanka
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Grupo Tomza
(Guatemala)
Guatemala
22 Jun
2011
Grupo Vicini
(Dominican
Republic)
Grupo Vicini
(Dominican
Republic)
Dominican
Republic
30 Sep
2009
Dominican
Republic
18 Jan
2012
Grupo Vicini
(Dominican
Republic)
Grupo Vicini
(Dominican
Republic)
Guangdong
Red Bay
Generation
(China)
Guangdong
Electric Power
Development
(China)
Guangdong
Yudean
(China)
Guangdong
Yudean
(China)
Dominican
Republic
12 Sep
2012
Dominican
Republic
6 Nov
2013
China
14 Jun
2006
Unions allege Grupo Tomza fired 12 employees for
exercising their freedom of association. Click here (Spanish
only)
Report raises concerns about treatment of Haitian sugar
cane workers at Grupo Vicini's plantations, including
"atmosphere of racism, ongoing child labour". Click here
Company loses lawsuit against Dominican Republic on
slavery like conditions of Haitian sugarcane workers in their
operations. Click here
Click here [in Spanish]
US labour inspectors warn of repressive working conditions
on Grupo Vicini sugar cane plantations. Click here [Spanish
only]
Videos about working conditions of Haitian workers in cane
plantations Vicini Group and other companies. Click here
(in Spanish)
Shooting of protesters who opposed power plant
construction at Dongzhou village, Shanwei. Click here
China
14 Jun
2006
Shooting of protesters who opposed power plant
construction at Dongzhou village, Shanwei. Click here
No
China
14 Jun
2006
Shooting of protesters who opposed power plant
construction at Dongzhou village, Shanwei. Click here
Yes
China
12 Sep
2012
Nearly 200 children living near Guangdong Yudean power
plant found to have excessive lead levels in blood. Click
here
Yes
China
14 Jun
2006
Shooting of protesters who opposed power plant
construction at Dongzhou village, Shanwei. Click here
No
Bahrain
10 Aug
2011
No
Banglades
h
Cambodia
24 Oct
2012
19 Dec
2012
20 Feb
2013
Over 2000 workers allegedly fired as punishment for
participating in pro-democracy protests, says to Human
Rights Watch. Click here
H&M CEO calls on Bangladesh Govt. to raise minimum
wage in textile industry. Click here
Campaign calls on retailers to publicly support living wage
for Cambodian garment workers. Click here
Cotton Campaign calls for stronger commitment from H&M
to rid supply chain of Uzbek child & forced labour - company
responds. Click here
Garment workers protesting unpaid wages after owners
closed factory demand action from H&M and Walmart,
which workers say bought from the factory. Click here
Clean Clothes Campaign calls on H&M to commit to
providing a living wage to workers in Cambodia. Click here
Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh; over
1100 dead. Click here
Judicial inquiry reports serious abuses by property
developers Bahria Town, Defence Housing Authority, Habib
Rafique - alleges forced evictions, killings. Click here.
Report alleges companies selling of surveillance equipment
to repressive govts. Click here
Guangzhou
Development
Industry
Holdings
(China)
Gulf Air
(Bahrain)
H&M
(Sweden)
H&M
(Sweden)
H&M
(Sweden)
Uzbekistan
H&M
(Sweden)
Cambodia
20 Mar
2013
H&M
(Sweden)
H&M
(Sweden)
Habib Rafique
(Pakistan)
Cambodia
17 Apr
2013
8 May
2013
7 Apr
2010
Hacking Team
(Italy)
Banglades
h
Pakistan
Syria &
Middle
eastern
25 Jan
2012
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Hackett
(UK)
countries
Bahrain
18 Apr
2012
Halliburton
(USA)
Nigeria
19 Oct
2011
Hanesbrands
(USA)
Jordan
17 Sep
2008
Hantai Shoe
(China)
Harbin
(China)
China
30 Jul
2008
12, 19
Sep
10 Oct
2007
6 Aug
2008
18 Apr
2012
Hasbro
(USA)
Head &
Shoulders /
Procter &
Gamble (USA)
HEG
Electronics
(China)
HeidelbergCem
ent
(Germany)
Heineken
(Netherlands)
Heineken
(Netherlands)
Heineken
(Netherlands)
Sudan
China
Bahrain
China
22 Aug
2012
Israel &
the
Occupied
Territories
Cambodia
29 Jun
2011
Global
15 Jul
2009
14 Nov
2012
Mexico
Hellas Gold
(Greece)
Helwan
Fertilizers
(Egypt)
Helwan
Fertilizers
(Egypt)
Henan Rebecca
(China)
Greece
HEP
(Croatia)
Croatia
Herakles
Capital (USA)
Herakles
Capital (USA)
Egypt
7 June
2006
23 Oct
2013
21 Aug
2013
Egypt
4 Sep
2013
China
24, 31
Aug
2005
23 Nov
2011
Cameroon
Global
21 Mar
2012
11 Dec
2013
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
Report alleges Shell fuelled armed conflict by funding
groups linked to militia violence; Siapem allegedly
replicating mistakes. Click here
Human trafficking & wide range of abuses at Mediterranean
Resources, according to US-based National Labor
Committee – supplies Hanesbrands, Wal-Mart. Click here
China Labor Watch report alleges abuses at Hantai Shoe,
supplier to Wal-Mart. Click here
UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing concerned
about forced evictions & other abuses related to the
Merowe dam project. Click here
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
National Labor Committee alleges abuses at Hoida factory
in Shenzhen, China, producing "Ernie" toys. Click here
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
Yes
China Labor Watch alleges child labour at Samsung
supplier HEG Electronics - Samsung announces
investigation. Click here
HeidelbergCement accused of violating intl. law, OECD
Guidelines, UN Global Compact - mining activities said to
infringe on Palestinians' rights to self-determination. Click
here
Australian Council of Trade Unions campaign raises
concerns about health & working conditions of "beer
promotion women". Click here
SOMO "Overviews of controversial business practices in
2008" on companies including Heineken. Click here
Mexico: Local communities protest major wind farm in
Oaxaca claiming it would adversely affect their livelihood;
protesters allegedly subject to intimidation & death threats.
Click here
Local protests over environmental & social impacts of
Eldorado Gold's mine in Halkidiki continue. Click here
Helwan Fertilizers reportedly uses "thuggery law" to silence
protests against pollution allegedly causing damage to
health & environment. Click here
Rejoinder by Habi Center for Environmental Rights to
Helwan Fertilizer, regarding pollution concerns & alleged
repression of protests. Click here
South China Morning Post article says Henan Rebecca
uses forced prison labour. Click here
Yes
Environmental NGOs urge European Bank for
Reconstruction & Development to withdraw from Ombla
hydropower plant implemented by electricity firm HEP due
to “high environmental risks”. Click here
Report raises concerns regarding sustainability and
intentions of company project in Cameroon. Click here
Further to our 27 Nov Update: Agumil/PPVOMI, Agusan
Plantations, Herakles Farms/Herakles Capital, Musim Mas,
SIVA Group, Wilmar Intl. did not respond to a report on
negative impacts on land rights. Click here
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Herakles Farms
(USA)
Herakles Farms
(USA)
Cameroon
Herakles Farms
(USA)
Global
11 Dec
2013
Uganda
17 Mar
2010
27 Feb
2013
26 Sep
2012
Heritage Oil
(UK)
Heritage Oil
(UK)
Hershey’s
(USA)
Hidralia
Energía
(Spain)
Hidro Santa
Cruz
(Guatemala)
Cameroon
Global
Western
Africa
21 Mar
2012
19 Dec
2012
Global
15 Jan
2014
Guatemala
20 Jun
2012
Hill + Knowlton
Strategies
(USA)
Hilton HHonors
(USA)
Bahrain
12 Dec
2012
Bahrain
18 Apr
2012
Hilton
Worldwide
(USA)
Hilton
Worldwide
(USA)
Hilton Hotels
(USA)
Himagiri Hydro
Energy
(India)
Hindalco
(Aditya Birla)
(India)
South
Africa
16 Jun
2010
Global
11 Aug
2010
Hindalco
(Aditya Birla)
(India)
Hindalco
(Aditya Birla)
(India)
Hi Tan Security
(Taiwan)
Hobbs
(UK)
Hoffman-La
Azerbaijan 16 May
2012
India
18 Mar
2009
India
3 Aug
2006
India
13 & 20
Dec
2006
4 Apr
2007
India
Taiwan
13 Nov
2013
United
Kingdom
19 Oct
2011
Global
23 Aug,
Report raises concerns regarding sustainability and
intentions of company project in Cameroon. Click here
Cameroon: Director & staffers of NGO opposed to Herakles
Farms project detained for 2 days, then released reportedly had planned peaceful demonstration. Click here
Further to our 27 Nov Update: Agumil/PPVOMI, Agusan
Plantations, Herakles Farms/Herakles Capital, Musim Mas,
SIVA Group, Wilmar Intl. did not respond to a report on
negative impacts on land rights. Click here
PLATFORM alleges environmental and human rights
impacts of oil industry in Uganda. Click here
Platform report: “Making a Killing: Oil Companies, Tax
Avoidance and Subsidies”. Click here
Whole Foods & United Natural Foods criticised for failing to
sign appeal asking Hershey's to fully commit to using
ethically sourced cocoa. Click here
Intermón-Oxfam report provides key points for Spanish
companies operating abroad to respect human rights
norms; alleges specifc human rights abuses. Click here
International Trade Union Confederation calls for
investigation over the killing and injuries of peasants’
leaders during protests against Hidro Santa Cruz. Click
here [Spanish Only]
"PR Watch" initiative raises concerns about PR firms' work
in connection with Bahrain Govt., given the govt's human
rights record. Click here
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
Call for international hotel chains to report on their actions
to prevent human trafficking at the World Cup in South
Africa, including Hilton Worldwide. Click here
NGO campaigns for Hilton to take steps to prevent child
prostitution & trafficking in hotels. Click here
Yes
Concerns about hidden cameras in hotel rooms as
Eurovision Song Contest approaches. Click here
Petition says Himagiri Hydro Energy's Panan hydro-electric
project will harm environment & Lepcha community's culture
- calls for release of arrested activists. Click here
Reports in Indian newspapers The Hindu and Tehelka:
Residents oppose proposed Utkal bauxite mining & alumina
refinery project in Orissa over environmental &
displacement concerns. Click here
Indian People’s Tribunal report on alleged human rights and
environment violations involved in Utkal aluminium project.
Click here
Report by former World Bank advisor Robert Goodland
raises serious human rights & environmental concerns
about Utkal bauxite & alumina project. Click here
Yuanli Self-Help Group raises concerns about violence
against residents protesting InfraVest wind turbine
construction over alleged environmental & health impacts.
Click here
Labour Behind the Label report examines to what extent
workers in supply chains of UK high street brands are being
paid a living wage. Click here
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility rates 15
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Roche
(Switzerland)
Hoida factory
(China)
Honda
(Japan)
China
Global
Honda
(Japan)
USA
Honda (Japan)
USA
Hongda
Chemicals
(China)
Honeywell
(USA)
Horizon
Clothing
(Jordan)
Horizonte
(Germany)
13 Sep,
8 Nov
2006
6 Aug
2008
24 Mar,
31 Mar
2010
21 Nov
2012
19 Dec
2012
China
15 May
2013
Greenpeace report finds stockpiles of fertiliser waste
hazardous to health near villages. Click here
No
USA
19 Dec
2012
18 Oct
2006
Global Witness issues new call for more companies to
clarify positions on conflict minerals lawsuit. Click here
Report by National Labor Committee (a U.S. NGO) alleges
poor working conditions in garment factories including
Horizon that supply US brands & retailers. Click here
Menderes Textil factory, Turkey: Clean Clothes Campaign
raises concerns of anti-union activity, other labour abuses.
Click here
Hoya Glass Disk Company allegedly clamps down on
unions; workers claim to have been arbitrarily dismissed.
Click here
Greenpeace report says hi-tech products made by HewlettPackard & others use toxic flame retardants. Click here
Yes
"High Tech Misery in China": Natl. Labor Committee (US)
alleges labour abuses at Mae Tay keyboard factory
supplying Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft. Click here
Human Rights First says companies providing surveillance
technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East
contribute to human rights abuses. Click here
Report criticises HP & other technology companies for
their alleged role in Israeli occupation of Palestinian
territories. Click here
Concerns raised over companies trying to undermine
implementation of the US Dodd Frank 1502 requiring
companies to carry out supply chain due diligence on
minerals sourced from Dem. Rep. of Congo or adjoining
countries. Click here
Global Witness, Enough Project & others call on electronics
& automotive firms to make public statements against US
Chamber of Commerce position on conflict minerals. Click
here
Global Witness calls on electronics companies to issue
public statements outlining their position on lawsuit filed by
business associations against rules on "conflict minerals."
Click here
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
South China Morning Post article alleges wig manufacturer
Henan Rebecca uses forced prison labour – says major
Yes
Jordan
Thailand
1 Oct
2008
Global
1 Jun
2005
China
11 Feb
2009
Middle
East
7 Dec
2011
Palestine
16 May
2012
USA &
Dem. Rep.
of Congo
23 May
2012
HP (HewlettPackard)
(USA)
USA
11 July
2012
HP (HewlettPackard)
(USA)
USA
21 Nov
2012
Bahrain
18 Apr
2012
China
24 Aug,
31 Aug
HSBC
(UK)
No
Yes
3 Jun
2009
HRT-Cosworth
(Spain)
Yes
Global Witness calls on electronics companies to issue
public statements outlining their position on lawsuit filed by
business associations against rules on "conflict minerals."
Click here
Global Witness issues new call for more companies to
clarify positions on conflict minerals lawsuit. Click here
Turkey
Hoya
Corporation
(Japan)
HP (HewlettPackard)
(USA)
HP (HewlettPackard)
(USA)
HP (HewlettPackard)
(USA)
HP (HewlettPackard)
(USA)
HP (HewlettPackard)
(USA)
pharmaceutical firms on HIV/AIDS, including Hoffman-La
Roche - finds none has comprehensive approach. Click
here
National Labor Committee alleges abuses at Hoida factory
in Shenzhen, China, producing "Ernie" toys. Click here
SOMO report says top 10 auto-makers allegedly failing to
address supply chain conflict minerals. Click here
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
2005
HSBC
(UK)
HSBC
(UK)
Global
HSBC
(UK)
Mexico
20 Mar
2013
HSBC
(UK)
Hsikwangshan
Twinkling Star
(China)
Global
11 Dec
2013
24 Mar
2010
Huawei
(China)
Middle
East
7 Dec
2011
Huawei
(China)
Pakistan
7 Mar
2012
Huawei
(China)
Hui Zhou Win
Merchant Tour
Product (China)
Hugo Boss /
Valentino
Fashion Group
(Italy)
Hyatt Hotels
(USA)
Pakistan
6 Feb
2013
16 Mar
2011
Hyatt
(USA)
Hyatt
(USA)
HydroChina
(China)
HydroChina
(China)
Global
China
China
8 Feb
2012
3 Oct
2012
Bahrain
18 Apr
2012
South
Africa
16, 26
Jun
2010
17 Aug
2011
16 May
2012
26 Oct
2011
USA
Azerbaijan
Burma
Burma
14 Dec
2011
HydroTasmania
(Australia)
Malaysia
24 Apr
2013
Hyundai
(So. Korea)
Hyundai Heavy
Industries
(So. Korea)
Hyundai Heavy
Industries
(So. Korea)
Hyundai Heavy
Industries
(So. Korea)
Global
24 Mar
2010
26 Jan
2011
Burma
Burma
26 Oct
2011
Burma
21 Dec
2011
banks, including HSBC, among its top shareholders.
Click here
European financial institutions fuel food price volatility &
hunger, says new report. Click here
Tax Justice Network alleges 16 banks aid the rich to avoid
taxes, leading to the flow of capital out of developing
countries. Click here
Global Witness says HSBC money laundering contributed
to human rights abuses by “doing business with Mexican
drug lords, terrorist financers and pariah states”. Click here
10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility
records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards. Click here
Drinking water in Hunan townships reportedly polluted by
toxic metals from Hsikwangshan Twinkling Star factory (part
of China Non-Ferrous Metals) - cancer rates skyrocket.
Click here
Human Rights First says companies providing surveillance
technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East
contribute to human rights abuses. Click here
Pakistan Govt. calls for proposals for internet filtering,
blocking system - Pakistan-based NGO Bolo Bhi calls on
tech firms not to bid. Click here
Govt. moving ahead with plans for internet censorship
firewall, "possibly with Chinese tech". Click here
Labour group accuses toy industry's certification scheme of
"shielding labour violations" at toy factories including Hui
Zhou Win Merchant Tour Product. Click here
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Call for international hotel chains to report on their actions
to prevent human trafficking at the World Cup in South
Africa, including Hyatt Hotels. Click here
Hyatt allegedly opposing Senate bill that would improve
hotel workers' health & safety. Click here
Yes
Concerns about hidden cameras in hotel rooms as
Eurovision Song Contest approaches. Click here
Shwe Gas Movement report claims displacement, forced
labour, violence, deaths in the construction of the gas
pipeline. Click here
Shwe Gas Movement rejoinder to companies regarding
report claiming displacement, forced labour, violence,
deaths in construction of gas pipeline. Click here
Indigenous groups protest planned dam in Sarawak,
alleging they will be displaced, given poor housing & infertile
farmland. Click here
SOMO report says top 10 auto-makers allegedly failing to
address supply chain conflict minerals. Click here
EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses
through investment in oil companies operating in Burma
including Hyundai Heavy Industries. Click here
Shwe Gas Movement report claims displacement, forced
labour, violence, deaths in the construction of the gas
pipeline. Click here
Shwe Gas Movement rejoinder to companies regarding
report claiming displacement, forced labour, violence,
deaths in construction of gas pipeline. Click here
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Israel/
Occupied
Territories
Myanmar
21 Dec
2011
Use of company’s equipment in demolitions of homes.
Click here
No
26 Jun
2013
No
Turkey
3 Jun
2009
Iberdrola
(Spain)
Global
15 Jan
2013
IBM
(USA)
China
11 Feb
2009
IBM
(USA)
USA &
Dem. Rep.
of Congo
23 May
2012
IBM
(USA)
USA
11 July
2012
ID
Group/Okaidi
(France)
Ikea
(Sweden)
Cambodia
1 May
2013
Turkey
3 Jun
2009
Ikea
(Sweden)
Israel/
Occupied
territories
Zimbabwe
19 Dec
2012
South
Africa
18 Jul
2007
InBev
(Belgium)
Cambodia
7 June
2006
Inco
(Canada)
New
Caledonia
26 Apr
2006
Brazil
24 Jun,
1 Jul
2009
11 May
2005
NGO reports detail alleged human rights impacts of Shwe
natural gas & Myanmar-China oil transport projects –
company responses & non-responses provided. Click here
Menderes Textil factory, Turkey: Clean Clothes Campaign
raises concerns of anti-union activity, other labour abuses.
Click here
Intermón-Oxfam report provides key points for Spanish
companies operating abroad to respect human rights
norms; alleges specifc human rights abuses. Click here
"High Tech Misery in China": Natl. Labor Committee (US)
alleges labour abuses at Mae Tay keyboard factory
supplying Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft. Click here
Concerns raised over companies trying to undermine
implementation of the US Dodd Frank 1502 requiring
companies to carry out supply chain due diligence on
minerals sourced from Dem. Rep. of Congo or adjoining
countries. Click here
Global Witness, Enough Project & others call on electronics
& automotive firms to make public statements against US
Chamber of Commerce position on conflict minerals. Click
here
NGOs allege violence & illegal dismissal of unionised
workers at E-Garment factory, owned by Yee Tung and
supplying major intl. brands. Click here
Menderes Textil factory, Turkey: Clean Clothes Campaign
raises concerns of anti-union activity, other labour abuses.
Click here
Ikea & Moviley Dror allegedly refuse to deliver goods to
Palestinians in West Bank while still serving Israeli settlers.
Click here
Opposition politician Roy Bennett criticises company for
allegedly profiting from killings at Marange diamond fields.
Click here
Bench Marks Foundation report says platinum mines in
North West Province owned by companies including Implats
putting workers' & communities' health at risk. Click here
Australian Council of Trade Unions campaign raises
concerns about health & working conditions of "beer
promotion women". Click here
Indigenous group protests against Inco's Goro mine in New
Caledonia - concerned about future impacts on water
supply. Click here
Greenpeace report on cattle sector raises concerns
including forced labour, deforestation causing climate
change. Click here.
Factory of supplier Spectrum Sweater in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, collapses, killing 64 workers - Global textiles
union (ITGLWF) and Clean Clothes Campaign raise
concerns about working conditions prior to collapse. Click
here
Follow-up report on exploitation of child workers and Dalit
children exposes lack of action by intl. clothing brands. Click
here
NGO report says mining causes "large-scale ruin,
particularly undermining food production". Click here
Hyundai Heavy
Industries
(So. Korea)
Hyundai Heavy
Industries
(So. Korea)
Ibena
(Germany)
Impala
Platinum
(So. Africa)
Implats
(So. Africa)
Independencia
(Brazil)
23 Mar
2011
Inditex (Zara)
(Spain)
Banglades
h
Inditex (Zara)
(Spain)
India
15 Aug
2012
Philippines
1 Apr
2009
Indophil /
Sagittarius
Mines Inc (SMI)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
/ Xstrata
(Philippines)
Indorama
(Singapore)
Uzbekistan
12 Jun
2013
Indorama
(Singapore)
Uzbekistan
18 Dec
2013
Infinito Gold
(Canada)
Costa Rica
21 Nov
2012
Taiwan
3 Jul
2013
13 Nov
2013
InfraVest
(Germany)
InfraVest
(Germany)
Taiwan
ING
(Netherlands)
China
24 Aug
2005
ING
(Netherlands)
Uruguay
ING
(Netherlands)
Global
ING
(Netherlands)
Ingenio
Guadalupe
(Guatemala)
Global
21 Dec
2005,
4 Jan,
12 Apr
2006
18 Jan,
25 Jan
2006
8 Feb
2012
6 Aug,
3 Sep
2008
Inland Screw
Pilling
(Canada)
Intel
(USA)
Guatemala
China
16 Feb
2011
China
17 Jan
2007
Intel
(USA)
USA &
Dem. Rep.
of Congo
23 May
2012
Intel
(USA)
USA
11 July
2012
Intel
(USA)
USA
21 Nov
2012
Intel
(USA)
Pakistan
25 Sep
2013
Iran
4 Jan
Intelsat
Complaint calls on US customs agency to halt imports from
Daewoo Intl. & Indorama for using Uzbek cotton allegedly
harvested with forced labour. Click here
Cotton Campaign review of 2013 cotton harvest says forced
& child labour continues despite presence of Intl. Labour
Organization observers
Infinito Gold allegedly "intimidates" academics in Costa
Rica. Click here (Spanish only)
Yes
Local residents protest against InfraVest wind power project
over physical & mental health concerns. Click here
Yuanli Self-Help Group raises concerns about violence
against residents protesting InfraVest wind turbine
construction over alleged environmental & health impacts.
Click here
South China Morning Post article alleges wig manufacturer
Henan Rebecca uses forced prison labour – says major
banks, including ING, among its top shareholders. Click
here
Center for Human Rights & Environment (CEDHA),
Argentina, claims that ING’s potential investment in pulp mill
projects would violate Equator Principles. Click here
Yes
Major European banks have invested over $8 billion in
“companies that abuse human rights”, according to NGO
report. Click here
SOMO reports on Dutch financial institutions and their role
in food speculation. Click here
Indigenous farmers protest against displacement,
environmental damage by sugar ethanol companies
- Alleged violent repression of protestors by security agents
working for Ingenio Guadalupe. Click here
Company imported products allegedly made at factory using
prison labour. Click here
Yes
Labor groups raise concerns about positions of
multinational & their business organizations regarding
China’s proposed labour law reform. Click here
Concerns raised over companies trying to undermine
implementation of the US Dodd Frank 1502 requiring
companies to carry out supply chain due diligence on
minerals sourced from Dem. Rep. of Congo or adjoining
countries. Click here
Global Witness, Enough Project & others call on electronics
& automotive firms to make public statements against US
Chamber of Commerce position on conflict minerals. Click
here
Global Witness calls on electronics companies to issue
public statements outlining their position on lawsuit filed by
business associations against rules on "conflict minerals."
Click here
Netsweeper’s silence on its reported role in Pakistan’s
internet filtering programme – Business & Human Rights
Resource Centre writes to Canadian Govt., Netsweeper
business partners. Click here
Human rights activists criticise satellite providers for
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
(Luxembourg)
Intercontinental
Hotels
(UK)
Intertek (USA)
South
Africa
2012
16 Jun
2010
China
22 Aug
2012
Intex
Resources
(Norway)
Intex
Resources
(Norway)
Intex
Resources
(Norway)
Philippines
1 Apr
2009
Philippines
28 Oct
2009
Philippines
11 Nov
2009
Intex
Resources
(Norway)
Intex
Resources
(Norway)
Invercaixa
(Spain)
Philippines
13 Jan
2010
Philippines
22 Feb
2012
Paraguay
17 Apr
2013
Isagen
(Colombia)
Island Oil &
Gas
(Ireland)
Colombia
ISS (Denmark)
Israel/
Occupied
Territories
Myanmar
14 Nov
2012
20 Dec
2006,
3 Jan
2007
7 Nov
2012
Italian-Thai
Development
Company
(Thailand)
Italian-Thai
Development
Company
(Thailand)
Italian-Thai
Development
Company
(Thailand)
ITM Mining
(UK/Angola)
ITM Mining
(UK/Angola)
Ivanhoe Mines
(Canada)
Jabil
(USA)
Morocco/
Western
Sahara
11 Jan
2012
Myanmar
19 Jun
2013
Myanmar
9 Oct
2013
Angola
13, 20
Sep
2006
1 Oct
2008
Angola
Mongolia
19 May
2010
China
6 Mar
2013
enabling broadcasts of coerced confessions. Click here
Call for international hotel chains to report on their actions
to prevent human trafficking at the World Cup in South
Africa, including Intercontinental Hotels. Click here
China Labor Watch alleges child labour at Samsung
supplier HEG Electronics - Samsung announces
investigation. Click here
NGO report says mining causes "large-scale ruin,
particularly undermining food production". Click here
Yes
Yes
Yes
Working Group on Mining comments on company
responses to "Mining or Food?" report – further reply by
Intex Resources. Click here
Govt. approves Intex Resources' nickel project in Mindoro
despite strong opposition of NGOs, local authorities &
communities over food security & environmental concerns.
Click here
NGO urges govt. to permanently revoke license of Intex
Resources' nickel mine project due to "infringement" of the
right to food. Click here
NGOs concerned by Intex Resources' potential partnership
with Chinese firm MCC8 for Mindoro Nickel Project. Click
here
Survival Intl. says construction firm Carlos Casado (part of
Grupo San José) is threatening survival of indigenous group
& calls on investors to take action. Click here
Desaparecido líder opositor a proyecto hidroeléctrico de
Isagen. Click here (only in Spanish)
Western Sahara Watch says new reconnaissance contract
with Moroccan state oil company increases risk of further
armed conflict. Click here
Yes
DanWatch says ISS' work in Occupied Territories is
inconsistent with its participation in the UN Global Compact.
Click here
Displacement, environment, labour concerns raised over
Italian-Thai Development Company's Dawei port project.
Click here
Yes
Video shows villagers affected by road construction
rejecting consultation by Italian-Thai Development for
allegedly not meeting requirements of free, prior & informed
consent. Click here
Villagers block Dawei road to protest Ital-Thai
Development’s alleged failure to compensate for lost
livelihoods. Click here
Yes
Security companies for diamond mining operations in
Cuango responsible for killings, torture, beatings & other
abuses, says report. Click here
Report says mining companies' arbitrary seizure &
destruction of farmlands causing widespread hunger &
deepening poverty. Click here
NGOs protest against government's approval of mining
project by Rio Tinto, Ivanhoe - concerns include possible
water impacts. Click here
China Labor Watch submission to UN Working Group on
business & human rights highlights poor working
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Jackson Lewis
(USA)
JBS
(Brazil)
USA
Brazil
6 Mar
2013
24 Jun
2009
JC Penney
(USA)
Global
8 Mar
2006
JC Penney
(USA)
Jordan
18 Oct
2006
Jindal
(India)
India
8 Jun
2006
Jindal
(India)
Jindal
(India)
India
14 Dec
2011
14 Aug
2013
JMS Garments
(Bangladesh)
Jockey
International
(USA)
Joe Fresh
(Canada)
Joe Trippi &
Associates
(USA)
Johnson &
Johnson/
Tibotec
(USA/Belgium)
Johnson &
Johnson
(USA)
Mozambiq
ue
Banglades
h
Philippines
5 Nov
2008
27 Apr
2005
Banglades
h
Bahrain
8 May
2013
12 Dec
2012
Global
23 Aug,
6 Sep,
8 Nov
2006
12 Dec
2007,
2 Jan
2008
12 Dec
2007,
2 Jan
2008
18 Apr
2012
Sudan
Johnson &
Johnson
(USA)
Global
Johnnie Walker
/ Diageo
(UK)
Jones Group
(USA)
Bahrain
Global
8 May
2013
Jostens
(USA)
Global
8 Mar
2006
JP Morgan
(USA)
Bahrain
18 Apr
2012
JP Morgan
(USA)
Global
10 Oct
2012
conditions in 10 Apple supplier factories. Click here
Report alleges anti-union activities by Palermo's Pizza, with
support of Jackson Lewis law firm. Click here
Greenpeace report on cattle sector raises concerns
including forced labour, deforestation causing climate
change. Click here
No Dirty Gold campaign calls on 8 “laggard” jewellery
retailers to sign on to social & environmental standards on
gold sourcing. Click here
Report by National Labor Committee (a U.S. NGO) alleges
poor working conditions in garment factories producing for
US brands & retailers including JC Penney. Click here
Report by mines, minerals & PEOPLE (alliance of mining
issues NGOs in India) alleges use of child labour in many
iron ore and granite mines in Karnataka state. Click here
Concerns over environmental impacts of planned Coal to
Liquid plants in Orissa. Click here
Human Rights Watch report raises concerns re impacts of
mining boom on economic & social rights, including rights to
food, water, and work of resettled communities. Click here
SweatFree Communities alleges labour abuses by Wal-Mart
supplier JMS Garments. Click here
Behind the Label (USA) alleges poor working conditions at
Jockey supplier Gelmart Industries. Click here
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh; over
1100 dead. Click here
"PR Watch" initiative raises concerns about PR firms' work
in connection with Bahrain Govt., given the govt's human
rights record. Click here
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility rates 15
pharmaceutical firms on HIV/AIDS, including Johnson &
Johnson/Tibotec- finds none has comprehensive approach.
Click here
Olympic Dream for Darfur calls on Olympic corporate
sponsors, including Johnson & Johnson, to raise Sudan
concerns with Chinese Govt. Click here
Yes
Oxfam report "Investing for Life" says drug companies not
doing enough to provide access to medicines for the poor makes recommendations for "responsible business
practices". Click here
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
AFL-CIO report "Responsibility Outsourced" raises several
serious labour rights concerns including anti-union actions,
harms to workers' health, harassment at audited & certified
factories. Click here
No Dirty Gold campaign calls on 8 “laggard” jewellery
retailers to sign on to social & environmental standards on
gold sourcing. Click here
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
Tax Justice Network alleges 16 banks aid the rich to avoid
taxes, leading to the flow of capital out of developing
countries. Click here
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
JP Morgan
Chase (USA)
Sudan
2 May
2012
Just Group
(Australia)
Turkey
28 Sep
2011
JX Holdings
(Japan)
Burma
19 Jan
2011
Banglades
h
4 Nov
2009
Shareholder resolution with company proposes "genocidefree" investing; raises concerns over company's investment
in PetroChina given its role in Sudan. Click here
Civil society groups write to POSCO investors, raising
concerns over POSCO's steel plant project in Odisha, India
(displacement, violence against protestors, other concerns).
Click here.
"The Price of Steel: Human Rights and Forced Evictions in
the POSCO-India Project". Click here
Tax Justice Network alleges 16 banks aid the rich to avoid
taxes, leading to the flow of capital out of developing
countries. Click here
Campaign calls on fashion manufacturers to "Stop the Killer
Jeans" & ban sand-blasting over concerns about lung
disease. Click here
EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses in
Burma through investment in oil companies operating there
including JX Holdings. Click here
"Where Ships and Workers Go to Die - Shipbreaking in
Bangladesh" report by Natl. Labor Committee. Click here
JP Morgan
Chase
(USA)
India
10 Apr
2013
JP Morgan
Chase (USA)
Julius Baer
(Switzerland)
India
7 Aug
2013
17 Oct
2012
Burma
21 Jan
2009
Burma Campaign UK adds 30 firms to "Dirty List", including
Kansai Electric Power Co. Click here
No
Guatemala
9 Jan
2013
KCA & Radius Gold allegedly use violence in repressing
peaceful protest against El Tambor mine by community
members. Click here
Yes
Guatemala
25 Sep
2013
Grassroots NGOs report killings of 10 indigenous
community members who were resisting mining companies
on their territory. Click here
Yes
Kazakhsta
n
20 Apr
2005
Emissions from Karachaganak oil and gas field causing
serious environmental health problems in nearby
communities, critical environmental information withheld,
says Crude Accountability. Click here
Yes
Kazakhsta
n
2 Oct
2013
Film documentary raises health & environmental concerns
related to KPO-operated Karachaganak oil & gas field.
Click here
Yes
Kazakhsta
n
26 Sep
2012
No
Banglades
h
5 Jun
2013
Banglades
h
11 May
2005
Angola
12 Oct,
Human Rights Watch report documents abuses of oil
workers’ labour rights at Ersai Caspian Contractor LLC,
KarazhanbasMunai JSC, and OzenMunaiGas. Click here
Member of German Parliament submits OECD complaint
accusing C&A, Karl Rieker & KiK of partial responsibility for
deaths & injuries at Bangladesh supplier factory fire. Click
here
Factory of supplier Spectrum Sweater in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, collapses, killing 64 workers - Global textiles
union (ITGLWF) and Clean Clothes Campaign raise
concerns about working conditions prior to collapse. Click
here
Global Witness report & Financial Times article raise
Kabir Steel
Shipbreaking
Yard
(Bangladesh)
Kansai Electric
Power Co
(KEPCO)
(Japan)
Kappes,
Cassiday &
Associates
(KCA) (USA)
Kappes,
Cassiday &
Associates
(KCA) (USA)
Karachaganak
Petroleum
Operating
(Kazakhstan).
(Operating cos.:
BG Group, ENI)
Karachaganak
Petroleum
Operating
(Kazakhstan).
(Operating cos.:
BG Group, ENI)
KarazhanbasM
unai
(Kazakhstan)
Karl Reiker
(Germany)
Karstadt-Quelle
(Germany)
KBC
Global
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
(Belgium)
16 Nov,
23 Nov
2005
18 Jan,
8 Feb
2006
30 Jan,
6 Feb
2008
13 Mar
2013
KBC
(Belgium)
Global
KBR
(USA)
Global
Kellogg’s
(USA)
Global
Kellwood
(USA)
Guatemala
18 Mar
2009
Kellwood
(USA)
Guatemala
27 Oct
2010
Kemet (USA)
USA
21 Nov
2012
Kempinski
Hotels
(Switzerland)
Kennametal
(USA)
Khon Kaen
Sugar
(Thailand)
Khon Kaen
Sugar
(Thailand)
Khon Kaen
Sugar
(Thailand)
Azerbaijan
16 May
2012
Global
16 Jan
2013
25 Jul
2012
Cambodia
Cambodia
19 Sep
2012
Cambodia
4 Dec
2013
KiK
(Germany)
Pakistan
31 Oct
2012
KiK
(Germany)
Banglades
h
5 Jun
2013
Kinder Morgan
(USA)
Global
20 Nov
2013
Kingmaker
Footwear
(Hong Kong)
Kingfisher
Airlines / UB
Group (India)
Kinross
(Canada)
China
31 Aug
2005
Bahrain
18 Apr
2012
Ecuador
11 Jul
2012
Philippines
27 Apr
2006
Kmart (part of
Sears) (USA)
concerns that loan to Angola's state oil company Sonangol
will perpetuate corruption & poverty. Click here
Major European banks have invested over $8 billion in
“companies that abuse human rights”, according to NGO
report. Click here
"Private Security Contractors at War: Ending the Culture of
Impunity", report by Human Rights First. Click here
Yes
Oxfam launches campaign: “Behind the Brands - Food
Justice and the 'Big 10' Food and Beverage Companies".
Click here
Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges women workers' rights
abused at Nicotex factory, supplying Lane Bryant (part of
Charming Shoppes), Briggs New York (part of Kellwood).
Click here
Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges labour abuses at
Alianza Fashion factory - including forced overtime, low
wages, denial of freedom of association. Click here
Global Witness calls on electronics companies to issue
public statements outlining their position on lawsuit filed by
business associations against rules on "conflict minerals."
Click here
Concerns about hidden cameras in hotel rooms as
Eurovision Song Contest approaches. Click here
Yes
Global Witness issues new call for more companies to
clarify positions on conflict minerals lawsuit. Click here
NGO campaign says sugar companies benefitting from
forced displacement, destruction of homes & crops,
imprisonment of protesters - calls for restitution. Click here
Clean Sugar Campaign issues rejoinder to Ve Wong's
statement on alleged illegal land seizures. Click here
No
Cambodian & intl. NGOs raise concerns about impacts of
EU's Everything But Arms initiative on human rights in
Cambodia - focus on alleged abuses involving sugar
industry. Click here
Clean Clothes Campaign calls on Kik to disclose names of
other buyers from factory; ensure compensation is paid;
take measures to prevent future incidents. Click here
Member of German Parliament submits OECD complaint
accusing C&A, Karl Rieker & KiK of partial responsibility for
deaths & injuries at Bangladesh supplier factory fire. Click
here
"Indigenous Rights Risk Report" highlights financial &
shareholder risks of failure to respect indigenous rights by
extractive companies. Click here
Global textiles union (ITGLWF) accuses Kingmaker
Footwear of labour abuses & cover-up to mislead workplace
monitors - supplies Clarks & Skechers. Click here
Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its
teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the
human rights situation in the country. Click here
Ecuador: Report alleges mining operations of KinrossAurelian negatively impact local artisanal miners, children’s
& communities’ health. Click here
Behind the Label (USA) allege poor working conditions
alleged at Kmart supplier Gelmart Industries. Click here
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Kmart/Sears
(USA)
Global
8 Mar
2006
K-Nex
(USA)
Kodak
(USA)
China
Kodak
(USA)
Sudan
6 Aug
2008
24, 31
May
2006
12 Dec
2007
Kodak
(USA)
USA
30 Apr
2008
KOGAS
(Korea)
Burma
26 Jan
2011
KOGAS
(Korea)
KOGAS
(Korea)
Burma
15 Jun
2011
26 Oct
2011
KOGAS
(Korea)
Burma
14 Dec
2011
KOGAS
(Korea)
Myanmar
26 Jun
2013
Kohl's
(Germany)
Turkey
3 Jun
2009
Kohler
(USA)
Koidu Holdings
(Sierra Leone)
Kolomyjskiy
Plant
(Ukraine)
Korea Gas
(Korea)
China
22 Jun
2005
30 May
2012
4 Feb
2009
USA
Burma
Sierra
Leone
Ukraine
Burma
13 & 20
Dec
2006
Global
20 Nov
2013
Kazakhsta
n
20 Feb
2013
Kraft
(USA)
Argentina
14 Nov
2009
Kraft
(USA)
Egypt/
Tunisia
12 Sep
2012
Kraft
(USA)
Egypt/
Tunisia
3 Oct
2012
Kunlin Energy
Burma
19 Jan
Kosmos
Energy
(Bermuda/USA)
KPMG
(Netherlands)
No Dirty Gold campaign calls on 8 “laggard” jewellery
retailers to sign on to social & environmental standards on
gold sourcing. Click here
National Labor Committee alleges abuses at Hoida factory
in Shenzhen, China, producing "Ernie" toys. Click here
"Toxic 100" list of corporate air polluters, prepared by Univ.
of Massachusetts research institute (PERI): Kodak in top
10. Click here
Olympic Dream for Darfur calls on Olympic corporate
sponsors, including Kodak, to raise Sudan concerns with
Chinese Govt. Click here
"Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy
Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top
10 to respond, including Kodak. Click here
EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses
through investment in oil companies operating in Burma
including KOGAS. Click here
KOGAS connected to abuses at Shwe pipeline, according
to the EarthRights International report. Click here
Shwe Gas Movement report claims displacement, forced
labour, violence, deaths in the construction of the gas
pipeline. Click here
Shwe Gas Movement rejoinder to companies regarding
report claiming displacement, forced labour, violence,
deaths in construction of gas pipeline. Click here
NGO reports detail alleged human rights impacts of Shwe
natural gas & Myanmar-China oil transport projects –
company responses & non-responses provided. Click here
Menderes Textil factory, Turkey: Clean Clothes Campaign
raises concerns of anti-union activity, other labour abuses.
Click here
China Labor Watch says employees at Kohler factory work
in dangerous conditions. Click here
Koidu Holdings response regarding 2007 death of
protesters at its concession in Sierra Leone. Click here
Ukrainian Trade Union Federation lists companies that have
not paid employees' salaries - list includes Kolomyjskiy
Plant. Click here
Earthrights Intl. calls on sponsors of Shwe gas pipeline to
conduct environmental & human rights impact
assessments; 15 Korean NGOs raise concerns about
project. Click here
"Indigenous Rights Risk Report" highlights financial &
shareholder risks of failure to respect indigenous rights by
extractive companies. Click here
NGO issues rejoinder to companies’ responses to health &
environmental concerns about Kok-Jailau ski resort
construction. Click here
Kraft faces protests from workers alleging anti-union
practices, intimidation and complicity with police violence &
detention. Click here [also available in Spanish]
Cadbury (owned by Kraft) workers in Egypt face dismissal
for allegedly inciting labour strike - SOTUBI (partly-owned
by Kraft) allegedly sacks union representative in Tunisia
over union activities. Click here
Intl. Union of Food workers (IUF) rejoinder to Kraft Foods’
response re alleged anti-union activities in Egypt & Tunisia.
Click here
EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses in
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
(China)
Kyivskyj
ipodrom
(Ukraine)
2011
Ukraine
4 Feb
2009
Burma through investment in oil companies operating there
including Essar Oil. Click here
Ukrainian Trade Union Federation lists companies that have
not paid employees' salaries - list includes Kyivskyj
ipodrom. Click here
No
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