PANNA: Resource Pointer #325 (Corporate Accountability)


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Resource Pointer #325 (Corporate Accountability)
June 18, 2003

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*International Right to Know: Empowering Communities Through Corporate Transparency, 2003* International Right to Know Campaign (IRTK). Utilizes case studies to argue for increased regulations and policies directed at American companies with operations abroad. Includes accounts of human rights abuses, environmental destruction, and labor rights violations. 22 pages. Available for free download at: Contact IRTK, Colleen Freeman, International Program, Friends of the Earth–U.S., 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20005; phone (202) 783-7400, ext. 121; email [email protected]; Web site

*Invisible Giant: Cargill and its Transnational Strategies, 2nd Edition, 2002* Brewster Kneen. Examines Cargill–the largest private company in the U.S.–and its trade activities in global financial markets. Discusses the implications of Cargill’s influence worldwide, especially in the global food system. 222 pages. US$24.95. Contact Stylus Publishing Inc., 22883 Quicksilver Drive, Sterling, VA 20166-2012; phone (703) 661-1581; fax (703) 661-1501; email [email protected]; Web site

*Dirty Deals: Cases of Corporate Influence on Global Environmental Negotiations, 2002* Friends of the Earth International (FOEI). Investigates the influence of corporate interests on globalization and international environmental and human rights law and policy. Four case studies demonstrate corporate manipulation of multilateral governance. One in a series of publications on the impact of corporate-led globalization on biodiversity. 26 pages. Available for free download at Contact FOEI, P.O. Box 19199, 1000 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands; phone (31 20) 622-1369; fax (31 20) 639-2181; email [email protected], Web site

*Partners in Pollution: Voluntary Agreements and Corporate Greenwash, 2002* GroundWork and Friends of the Earth International (FOEI). Questions voluntary corporate self-regulation through an examination of environmental and human rights implications of corporate presence in South Africa. Discusses corporations’ use of greenwashing campaigns and shortcomings of voluntary agreements in corporate responsibility. The second in a series of 5 booklets addressing sustainable development in South Africa. 20 pages. Available for free download at Contact GroundWork, P.O. Box 2375, Pietermaritzburg, 3200, South Africa; phone (27 33) 342-5662; fax (27 33) 342 5665; email [email protected]; Web site

*Voluntary Approach to Corporate Responsibility: Readings and a Resource Guide, 2002* UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS). Discusses the development and impact of voluntary initiatives in corporate social responsibility including codes of conduct, the adoption of environmental management systems, social and environmental reporting, certification schemes, company support for community development projects, and “partnerships” with NGOs. 211 pages. Available free at: Contact United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS), Room DC1-1106, United Nations, New York, NY 10017; phone (212) 963-3125; fax (212) 963-8712; email [email protected]; Web site

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