April 2012




The Wal-Mart Bribery Scandal
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Trio Arrives at US$32 Million Settlement With SEC
Insider Trading, Americas

Mining Companies Pay US$6.8 Million for Injuries to Natural Resources
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Hess to Install Pollution Controls and Pay Fine for Clean Air Act Violations
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Construction Firm Agrees to Pay US$500,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Government Contracting, Americas

Aerospace & Defence Co Arrives at US$37 Million Settlement for False Claims Product Substitution Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Government Contracting,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

UK Energy Companies Failing to Reach Agreed Targets
Consumer Protection,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Intel America’s Top Green-powered Organisation
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

News Corporation Announces New Fuel Cell to Power Studio Operations
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Honda Unveils Smart Home System
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

UK Financial Council Releases Consultation Document Aims to Increase Auditor Firms’ Obligations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

UK Regulator Accepts Undertakings From Marketing Businesses
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

UK Regulator Releases Guide on Misleading Names for Businesses
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

UK Regulator Fines Home Repairs Co £750,000 For Nuisance Calls
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

HK Regulator Fines and Revokes Co’s Licence for Poor Conduct
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Australian Bank Changes Potentially Misleading Home Loan Ads
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Australian Bank Withdraws Unsolicited Invitations to Increase Credit Card Limit
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Mortgage Lending Co Settles SEC Case, Agrees to Pay US$28.2 Million
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

UK Airline to Pay £58.5 Million Fine Over Anti-competitive Practices
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition,Consumer Protection, Global

Company to Plead Guilty for Price Fixing on Auto Parts in US Cars
Competition, Americas

Walgreens Arrives at US$7.9 Million Settlement Over False Prescription Billing
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Bank Attempts to Appease Shareholders Over £17 Million Pay Package
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Global

Search Engine Chairperson Awarded A$97 Million Following Resignation as CEO
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Global

Less Than One Third of Formula One Companies Respond to Human Rights Concerns
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Private Lives and Conduct of Executives Under Greater Scrutiny by Boards
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Global

Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to FCPA Violations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Global

Former Goldman Sachs Director Faces New Insider Trading Charges
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Global

Middle Management Largely Unaware of UK Bribery Act
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Interactive Website Fails to Test for Security Leak
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Physician Practice Fails to Comply with Privacy and Security Rules
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Former Summit Hedge Fund Chief Jailed for Insider Trading
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Americas

Chief of Brazilian Bank Fined for Insider Trading
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Global

Australian Employment Ombudsman Orders AU$416,000 Back-pay for Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Real Estate Co Settles Race Discrimination and Retaliation Suit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Fast Food Restaurant Franchisee Settles Sexual Harassment Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

First Domestic Semi Biofuel Qantas Flight
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Canadian Mining Co Releases First Sustainability Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

First Trans-Pacific Semi Biofuel Flight
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Hotel Combats Carbon Footprint With Green Roof and Cogeneration System
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

UK Regulator’s Statistics Reveal More Share Fraud But Less Loss
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Hong Kong Co Convicted of Providing False or Misleading Information
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Misleading Advertisers Settle Trade Commission Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Pay TV Provider Pays Infringement Notices Over Misleading Ads
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Citigroup Shareholders Chastise CEO’s Pay Package
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Petroleum Giant Settles Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Swiss Banks Allowed to Hand Over Employee Names in US Tax Evasion Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Global

SEC Files Insider Trading Charges Against Six Chinese Citizens
Insider Trading, Global

Security Regulators Fine Goldman Sachs US$22M Over “Trading Huddles”
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Global

University Whistleblower Loses Job While Accused Continues to Teach
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Visa Technology Tackles Fraud Before it Occurs
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity,Information Security, Global

Former Syntax-Brillian CEO Fined US$11 Million for Insider Trading
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Global

Growth in Rainforest Alliance Certification
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Anti-Corruption Regulator Laments Absence of Conflicts of Interest Laws
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Conflicts of Interest, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Law Passed to Prevent Social Media Password Disclosure
Employment and Workplace Issues,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Privacy and Data Protection Complaints Against Facebook
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Court Orders US$1.1 Billion Penalty for Healthcare Company
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Government and Energy Suppliers Join Hands to Help Lower Bills
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FedEx Launches Carbon-Neutral Envelope Shipping Program
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

ACCC to Consider Claims Against Power Companies
Competition,Consumer Protection,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Healthcare Company Settles Improper Medicare Billing Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

DoJ Settles Anti-Competition Charges with three Publishers, Pursues Others
Competition,Consumer Protection, Global

Nursing Home Operator Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Suit for US$22,000
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Treatment Facility Settles EEOC Disability Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Law Firm Settles Age Discrimination Case, Agrees to End Discriminatory Policy
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

NZCC Warns Daily Deals Website About Misleading Advertising
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

FINRA Panel Finds Firm Guilty of Unfair Pricing Practice
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Procter & Gamble Makes Environmental Sustainability Tool Available for Free
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Defence Company Meets Environmental Goals Ahead of Schedule
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Facebook vs Yahoo: Patent Infringement Accusations Go Back and Forth
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

President Obama Signs Insider Trading Act Into Law
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Americas

Investment Banks Coming Up Short on UK Bribery Act Reforms
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Data Breach Leads to Visa Dropping Service Partner
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Regulator Nabs Price-fixing Companies
Competition, Asia Pacific

Companies Boycott Forestry Giant After Illegal Logging Allegations 
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

SCA Releases Sustainability Report, Announces New Targets
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Company Settles Privacy Breach Charges
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Bank Fined for AML Failures
Anti-Money Laundering, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Credit Unions Censured for Breaching Due Diligence and Disregarding Members’ Interests
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Foxconn Plants Forcing Students to Work
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Global

Retailer Settles EEOC Charges for US$75,000
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Agrees to US$87,000 Settlement of Retaliation Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Auto Dealership to Pay US$50,000 to Settle Discrimination Suit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Health Care Services Provider Settles Disability Discrimination Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company to Pay US$51,000 to Resolve EEOC Case
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Radiation Oncology Practice and Others Settle Medicare Fraud Billing Charges
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Medicare False Claims Cases Settle for US$137.5 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Price-fixing Charge Leads to US$2.75 Million Fine
Competition, Americas

Companies to Pay US$280,000 to Settle Alleged Environmental Violations
Government Contracting,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Companies, CEO Settle Illegal Marketing Charges for US$2.8 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Medical Device Company Agrees to US$17.28 Million Penalty in Corruption Case
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity, Global

Company Settles Medicare False Claims Case for US$180,000
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Lockheed Martin Settles False Claims Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Government Contracting, Americas

Employers Demanding Social Networking Passwords Could be Sued
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Probe Finds Restaurant Workers Underpaid US$1,307,808
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas