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NAD Questions Wind Energy Claims In Ziploc Bag Ads

From (verified), October 22, 2010

Mission & Values

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus says ads claiming that S.C. Johnson’s Ziploc Evolve sandwich bags are “made with wind energy” gives the impression that no fossil fuels were used to manufac...

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Makers Of POM Wonderful Sued For Juiced-up Health Claims

From (verified), October 3, 2010

Mission & Values

You probably don’t need the Federal Trade Commission to tell you that those claims are, well, a bit exaggerated. But it’s nice to know they’re doing something about it. The FTC filed a lawsuit on Monday against the makers of POM Won...

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FTSE Boots BP Out Of Ethical Index

From (verified), September 13, 2010

Mission & Values

BP has been kicked out of the FTSE4Good index for ethical companies, the latest but by no means greatest repercussion facing the oil giant in the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Greenpeace To Facebook CEO: No More Coal

From (verified), September 1, 2010

Resource Management

This morning Greenpeace stepped up its campaign against Facebook’s decision to build its latest data center in Oregon in the footprint of utility Pacific Power that largely derives electricity from coal. The environmental group sent a letter to...

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BP Oil Threatens Endangered Whales

From (unverified), August 25, 2010

Animal Treatment

BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster happened in prime sperm whale habitat. In fact, it couldn’t have really been in a worse spot, as sperm whales feed in the very canyon that millions of barrels of oil gushed into this summer. A dead juvenile...

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Fannie And Freddie Are Sued In California

From (verified), July 14, 2010

Mission & Values

The California attorney general’s office on Wednesday sued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over actions by the mortgage finance companies that have derailed a popular financing program that allows homeowners to pay for energy efficiency improvements...

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E.P.A. Fines Monsanto $2.5 Million

From (verified), July 8, 2010

Mission & Values

The Monsanto Company agreed to pay the Environmental Protection Agency a $2.5 million penalty for selling mislabeled bags of genetically engineered seed.

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Greenpeace Says Wal-Mart, KFC, Others Destroying The Rainforest

From (verified), July 7, 2010

Resource Management

Greenpeace claims that Wal-mart, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and other major brands are contributing to the destruction of the rainforest and extinction of Sumatran tigers and orangutans by using paper products from Indonesia, reports Irish Times. T...

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American Apparel: Internal Documents Reveal Uglies Not Welcome

From (unverified), June 14, 2010

Worker Treatment, Mission & Values

Yesterday, we told you about American Apparel's practice of making hires and promotions based largely on "full body" employee photos. We now have internal documents and photos detailing the policy—plus, former employees vent on l...

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BP Spins Oil Spill By Buying Google Ad Words

From (verified), June 8, 2010

Mission & Values

BP has purchased “oil spill” ad words through Google and Yahoo, which delivers search results that link to BP’s Website with the tagline “how BP is helping,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Despite BP’s damage...

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BP Still Resists Switching Dispersant

From (verified), May 24, 2010

Mission & Values, Waste Management

BP is continuing to spray a product in the gulf to break up the oil spill despite a demand by federal regulators that it switch to something less toxic.

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Jersey City Files Chromium Waste Lawsuit Against Honeywell, PPG

From (verified), May 20, 2010

Waste Management

Residents in Jersey City, N.J., have filed a lawsuit against Honeywell International of New Jersey and PPG Industries of Pennsylvania that alleges the companies dumped and failed to clean up hexavalent chromium waste in their neighborhoods.

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BP Waives Responsibility – Health Effects Of Oil Clean Up Could Be Deadly

From (verified), May 13, 2010

Health & Nutrition, Community Impact, Mission & Values, Waste Management

In the Gulf the people at risk of illness are the thousands of Louisiana fisherman rendered jobless by BP’s oil spill. These fishermen have been left with no other option than to work for the same company that has taken away their livelihoods.

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Why Do Workers At The IPhone Factory Keep Dying?

From (unverified), May 12, 2010

Worker Treatment

Apple manufacturing partner, Hon Hai Group, this morning admitted that yet another of its employees has committed suicide, jumping from her apartment building in Shenzhen, China.

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JPMorgan Chase's Coal Problem

From (verified), May 5, 2010

Resource Management

The pressure on JP Morgan Chase is coming from activist groups including the Sierra Club, the Rainforest Action Network and an Appalachian group called Climate Ground Zero which calls itself an "ongoing campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience ...

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Why Can’t Apple Make Greenhouse Gas Curbing Commitments?

From (verified), April 21, 2010

Waste Management

Why is a red-hot company like Apple with a Nobel-Prize winning board member, Al Gore, unable to set public goals to reduce its carbon footprint? That’s the question raised by a shareholder proposal to be voted on tomorrow at the Apple annual sh...

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Microsoft Supplier Uses Child Workers And Pays Them $0.65 Per Hour

From (verified), April 18, 2010

Worker Treatment

Microsoft is getting hammered by the National Labor Committee over the working conditions at the factory of one its suppliers in China, called KYE. NLC alleges that KYE pays workers -- some of them children -- $.65 per hour to work 16.5 hour days.

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Kellogg’s Sued Over Salmonella-tainted Snacks

From (verified), April 12, 2010

Product Safety

A Florida man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Kellogg Company, claiming it failed to warn consumers that some of its products could have been tainted with salmonella.

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Starbucks Shareholders Vote Down ‘Aggressive’ Recycling Initiative

From (verified), April 5, 2010

Mission & Values, Resource Management

The proposal requested that Starbucks consider a more aggressive recycling strategy and goals for materials consumed in the stores and when they leave their doors, reports Triple Pundit. Starbucks, similar to the bottled water industry, is a target f...

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Shell To Pay $3.3M In Air Pollution Settlement

From (verified), April 1, 2010

Waste Management

Shell Chemical L.P. and Shell Chemical Yabucoa will pay a combined $3.3 million civil penalty to the U.S., Alabama and Louisiana, in addition to $200,000 to Louisiana organizations for environmental education and emergency operations as part of two C...

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