May 2012




Annual Fraud Survey Reveals Unethical Business Practices on the Rise
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

SEC’s Evolving Tools and Techniques Continue to Uncover Financial Schemes
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Americas

Partner at Prominent Venture Capital Firm Files Sexual Harassment Suit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Security Company Pays US$25,000 to Settle Harassment Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Fastener Distribution Company Pays US$201,000 to Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Health Service Faxes Private Data to Wrong Location
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Federal Court Fines Labour-hire Company AU$7,500 Over Forced Union Membership Policy
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Australian Ombudsman Fines Resort Operator for Underpaying Employees
Employment and Workplace Issues,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Climate Partnership Wins Award
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

FedEx Announces Significant Progress Toward Fuel Efficiency
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Apple’s Data Centre to Run on 100% Renewable Energy
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Goldman Sachs to Invest US$40 Billion Into Sustainability
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Channel Islands Regulatory Authority Warns Company About 4G Advertising
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Olive Oil Company Pays AU$13,200 for Mislabelling Products
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Customers of Vacuum Cleaner and Air Filter to be Refunded
Consumer Protection, Americas

FTC Settles Charges that Window Marketers Deceived Consumers
Consumer Protection, Americas

Juice Company Found to Have Deceptively Advertised Benefits of Products
Consumer Protection, Americas

Citigroup Fined US$3.5 Million for Providing Inaccurate Data
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

UK Court Rules in Favour of Bank in Anti Money Laundering Case
Anti-Money Laundering, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FINRA Fines Firm US$100,000 for AML Failings
Anti-Money Laundering, Americas

FINRA Fines Firm US$10,000 for AML Deficiencies
Anti-Money Laundering, Americas

Belarusian Bank Identified as a “Primary Money Laundering Concern”
Anti-Money Laundering, Global

BP North America to Implement US$400 Million Worth of Pollution Controls
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Facebook Settles Case Involving User-referred Ads
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

UK Privacy Commissioner Fines Council £70,000 Over Privacy Breach
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Twitter First Social Media Site to Allow Users to Opt Out of Tracking
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Pharmaceutical Companies to Pay US$4.25 Million in Superfund Site Settlement
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

US Gas Company to Pay US$4 Million Over Pollution Allegations
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Australian Ombudsman Fines Construction Company for Underpayment
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Australian Ombudsman Recovers AU$14,000 for Victorian Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Australian Ombudsman Recovers AU$31,000 Back-pay for NSW Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Referral and Placement Services Company Settles US$60,000 Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Freight Company Settles US$400,000 Age Discrimination Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Farm Labour Contractor Settles US$150,000 Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Walmart Reduces Outdoor Water Use by 39%
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Seven American Companies Drop Questionable Sustainability Label
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

BSR and Hilton Launch Centre for Sustainable Procurement
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Australian Regulator Issues Company Infringement Notice for False Affiliation
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

US FTC Obtains Court Order to Stop Deceptive Website
Consumer Protection, Americas

Shoe Company Ordered to Pay US$40 Million for Misleading Ads
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Companies Settle FTC Anti-competitive Conduct and Misleading Advertising Charges
Competition,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

US Healthcare Providers Settle HIV Discrimination Cases
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Canadian Mining Company Ordered to Consult Indigenous Community About Project
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

UK Regulator Fines Bank and MLRO for AML Control Failings
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Abbott Labs Settle Marketing Lawsuit for US$1.6 Billion
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

BP Exec Suspended in Wake of Bribery Allegations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Hollywood Producer Charged in Insider Trading Sting
Insider Trading, Americas

Canadian Businesses Advised to Be More Vigilant About Data Storage
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Report Identifies Worrying Data Breach Trends Worldwide
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Australian Company Fined for Inadequate Erosion Controls
Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

US Company Agrees to Settle Allegations of TAA Violations
Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance,Government Contracting, Global

Australian Ombudsman Fines Phone Retailer for Parental Leave Discrimination
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Asia Pacific

Australian Ombudsman Recovers AU$34,700 in Back-Pay for Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Australian Ombudsman Recovers AU$48,700 in Back-Pay for Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Australian Ombudsman Recovers AU$60,000 in Back-Pay for Goldfields Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Australian Ombudsman Recovers AU$21,000 in Back-Pay for Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Australian Ombudsman Recovers AU$13,400 in Back-Pay for Worker
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

US Hotel Company Settles National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit for US$50,000
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

US Health Co to Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit for US$260,000
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Insider Dealer Ordered to Pay Over £570,000
Insider Trading, Europe, Middle East and Africa

US Department Stores Releases 2011 CSR Report
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

US Car Dealerships Recognised for Environmental Efforts
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Defence Co Releases 2011 CSR Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Financial Services Co Releases 2011 CSR Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Microsoft Sets Carbon Neutral Deadline for July 2012
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

UK Regulator Fines Supermarket for Failing to Monitor PPI Sales
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Australian Seller of Unsafe Water Tanks Fined
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Australian Regulator Orders Removal of Misleading Website Representations
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

US Social Networking Service Settles FTC Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

UK Regulator Fines Co for Mismanagement of Clients’ Conflict of Interest
Conflicts of Interest,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Canadian Regulator Fines Car Part Maker CA$1.5 Million for Price-fixing
Competition, Americas

Morgan Stanley Protected by FCPA Compliance Program in Corruption Probe
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Wiretaps Sought to be Entered as Evidence in Gupta Insider Trading Trial
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Global

International Trade Commission (ITC) Rules Against Apple in Patent Case
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Former BP Engineer Arrested on Obstruction Charges Related to Gulf Spill
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment,Records Management, Global

Welsh NHS Receives Unprecedented Penalty Following Serious Data Breach
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Australian Ombudsman Recovers AU$57,000 in Back-pay for Delivery Driver
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

US Cement Plant to Pay US$80,000 To Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

US Restaurant Chain Ordered to Pay US$27,000 To Settle Religious Discrimination Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

US Board of Public Defense Ordered to Pay US$53,000 Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

US Golf Course and Restaurant Ordered to Pay US$25,000 Settle Retaliation Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

US Government Recovers US$4.83 Million in Back-pay for Retail Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Indian Companies Take Up Water Harvesting as CSR
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Canadian Food Retailer Releases CSR Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Hershey’s Reports Progress in CSR
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

German Sportswear Co Tops Ethical Companies List
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Nike Sets Bigger CSR Targets
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Energy and Car Companies Collaborate to Boost Electric Vehicles in Spain
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

World Bank Achieves Huge Reductions in Environmental Footprint
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

UK Regulator Fines Financial Planning Co for Client Money Breaches
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Australian Court Finds Energy Co’s Advertising Misleading
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

FINRA Sanctions Firms for Selling Leveraged and Inverse Exchange-Traded Funds
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

US Trade Commission Wins Judgment Against Scam Marketing Companies
Consumer Protection, Americas

Italian Confectionary Co Agrees to US$3m Settlement Over Misleading Advertising
Consumer Protection, Global

Facebook Champions Social Change Regarding Organ Donation
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Global