First-Ever Human Rights Review by an Automaker Conducted by Ford

There is some good news to note about the auto industry behind the recent headlines about layoffs and tariff wars. Ford has completed a“saliency assessment,” a review that identifies the most important human rights issues relevant to the company. The assessment was conducted in line with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.The automaker says it will now develop an action plan to address these issues, through a specific filter of the link between environmental issues and the human rights issues that emerged from the review. A holistic overview such as that of Ford’s review could introduce as much meaningful change into the industry as any shift in energy sourcing or computer-driven features.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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Sep 9, 2011 4:15 PM ET

There has been an intense spotlight on American companies in the last few weeks and whether and how they will pay remembrance to September 11 in a public way. Stories in ...

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Toronto, ON - September 9, 2011 - Barrick Gold Corporation has been ranked as a global leader in corporate social responsibility for the fourth consecutive year by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DSJI...

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Sep 9, 2011 12:00 PM ET

By Matthew Hammer, September 9, 2011

This spring was the second in a row for me that included a week in the coffee-growing region of Costa Rica. For the last three years, Ernst & Young has arranged...

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Sep 9, 2011 11:08 AM ET
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Sep 9, 2011 10:00 AM ET

The Barrick Gold Corporation is spending $75 million on an environmental cleanup at its mining site in the Dominican Republic. Improper closing of the former mine in 1999 resulted in...

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Sep 9, 2011 9:43 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 9, 2011 - Registration Now Open for Renewable Energy Markets 2011

Register now at www.renewableenergymarkets....

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Sep 9, 2011 8:00 AM ET
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Naperville, IL - September 9, 2011 - Nalco (NYSE: NLC), providing essential expertise for water, energy and air, has again been named among the top sustainability companies in world. The Company was...

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Sep 8, 2011 7:34 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Calgary, Alberta - September 8, 2011 - Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX, NYSE: CVE) has been named to the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)...

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Sep 8, 2011 4:15 PM ET

There’s a reason the phrase “walk a mile in their shoes” is such a common idiom – it’s the best way to truly understand another person’s circumstances. What was once no more than a figure of speech is now a real possibility thanks to...

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