The United States Department of Labor (DoL) has announced the publication in the Federal Register of a Notice of Final Determination (23 July 2013) which revises the list of products requiring federal contractor certification as to forced or indentured child labour pursuant to Executive Order 13126 (12 June 1999).
IndustriALL Global Union (IndustriALL) is developing a legally binding agreement which would secure signatory retail corporations' commitment to the safety of factory workers in Pakistan, following the execution of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (13 May 2013) (the Bangladesh Accord) earlier in 2013.
The United Kingdom (UK) Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has released a consultation paper A Call for views - Corporate Responsibility (June 2013) for public comment. The consultation paper seeks comments to inform the development of a framework for action on corporate social responsibility in the UK, setting out what the UK's priorities are "in respect of corporate responsibility and the actions [g]overnment, business and wider society will need to take in order to get there".
Apple will collaborate with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition to fund and launch an investigation into whether their products include tin mined from Bangka Island in Indonesia.
Coca-Cola, United Biscuits and Mondelez International (Mondelez), owner of the Cadbury chocolate brand, have refused to participate in the United Kingdom Government's new traffic-light labelling system, which assigns colour codes for products based on their sugar, salt and fat content.
Hyundai Motor Group chairperson Chung Mong-koo will donate 360,000 shares of the group's advertising affiliate Innocean to the value of 100 billion won to the Chung Mong-koo Foundation, to support talented students from underprivileged families.
Pace Farm has destocked its Parkwood egg farm pursuant to a 2012 A$7.5 million purchase agreement with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government, under which the government would buy a subdivision of the farm property if Pace Farm converted to barn operations for its produce.
Korean Air Lines Co (Korean Air) has announced that it has been refusing to transport all shark fins since March 2013, in a move it described as a concerted effort to protect certain endangered species.
Electric vehicle manufacturers are planning to offer Canadian consumers competitive prices and deals following the market's growth both in terms of demand and its number of participants, ahead of the commencement of the proposed Regulations Amending the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations in 2017.
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