Since the disastrous collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais in November 2015 (which FACING FINANCE has reported on several times since the incident) the Brazilian public prosecutor’s office filed homicide charges against 21 executive ... →
According to the Government Report on Military Equipment Exports for the first half of 2016, Germany’s export licenses for small arms ammunition increased tenfold, compared to the same period of the previous year.
The total value of licences issued for ... →
This month the mining company, Swakop Uranium, will start uranium mining in the “Husab” uranium mine located on the west coast of Namibia, as reported by Zheng Keping, the managing director of Swakop Uranium. The company is 90% owned by ... →
Wages that are linked to the number of units produced and that are below those needed to survive; overtime due to high production pressures; inadequate work and health protection measures; weak or even non-existent trade union organizational structures; discrimination; lack ... →
Research by the US Environmental Protection Agency NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) has shown that the electricity consumption of television sets manufactured by Samsung, LG and Vizio as measured by official energy tests is significantly lower than in everyday operation. ... →
The US company Textron Systems, the last manufacturer of cluster munitions in the US announced it will stop production of these weapons, which violate international law. The reasons given for the shift is falling sales figures, company spokesman Sylvestre noted ... →
For some time now, the South Korean company Samsung has faced worldwide criticism in relation to its lack of safety standards in its factories. In 2007 it became known that many people who worked in Samsung’s chip factories suffered from ... →
In a court decision of August 2016, the Indonesian court in Jakarta sentenced the Indonesian palm oil producer Sampoerna Agro to the highest ever penalty for illegal slash and burn agriculture, as Reuters reports.
According to the judgment of 11 ... →
According to the German Handelsblatt, German companies along with French and British arms exporters are providing engines and other defence equipment to both sides of the conflict in the South China Sea, including China, Singapore and Malaysia.
While arms sales ... →
The four major companies producing broiler chicken in Thailand have been shown to violate labour rights in the production facilities. The companies Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, Laemthong Corporation Group, Centaco Group and Saha Farms Group are found to have in ... →