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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mich. Officials Step Up Scrutiny of Enbridge After Water Law Violations

Regulators and landowners say Enbridge violated their trust by not reporting a geyser of oily water that had spewed from a damaged pipe into a creek. More on Inside Climate News. Enbridge (ENB:Toronto), (ENB:TSX) has been a Global Compact participant since 2003/12/16. Enbridge was a Gold Contributor (10000 USD) to the Foundation for the Global Compact in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Peru fines Antamina’s owners US$77,000 for toxic spill

The Peruvian government has fined the owners of the Antamina copper-zinc mine around US$77,000 for a toxic slurry spill last year that affected the health of dozens of villagers, according to reports by Associated Press. The country’s environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal told the news agency that the Antamina consortium, which comprises BHP Billiton, Glencore Xstrata plc, Teck Resources Ltd and Mitsubishi Corp, has been fined 207,200 soles (US$77,000) for the spill, which occurred on July 25 last year when a burst pipeline leaked copper concentrate at a pumping station in the Ancash region. More on Mining, People and the Environment. All four companies BHP Billiton, Glencore Xstrata plc, Teck Resources Ltd and Mitsubishi Corp are Global Compact participants. The combined contributions to the Foundation for the Global Compact were in the amount of 85000 USD in 2012.

Friday, July 5, 2013

ISS Strike Breaking Tactics in UK to be raised in European Parliament

ISS accussed of using strike breaking tactics that `breech fundamental principles of social partnership. On 20th June over 250 members of the UNI UK affiliate unions Unite and the GMB took strike action during their dispute over wage negotiations. After rejecting a miserly 2p an hour wage offer from the ISS UK management the unions sought to engage the company in arbitration talks. The 2 unions claim that this is a breach of the Company`s European Agreements to respect trade union rights. More on UNI Global Union. ISS A/S is a Global Compact participant since 2001/07/26.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

China Probes U.K. Pharmaceutical Firm GlaxoSmithKline After Corruption Claims Aired

Police in China have reportedly detained an unknown number of employees for U.K. pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline amid allegations of improper payments made to health officials. More on Forbes. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK:LN), (GSK:London) is a Global Compact participant since 2007/08/10.