Severe environmental pollution in the production of viscose

The manmade fibre viscose, first produced in the early 20th century, is predominantly used in the clothing industry.. It is particularly popular for light and colourful summer clothing as the fabric can easily be coloured and printed. A study by   ... →

Thun Group of Banks criticised for misguided interpretation of UN Guiding Principles.

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At the beginning of this year, the informal Thun banking group, consisting of UBS, Credit Suisse, Barclays, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, ING, RBS, Standard Chartered, UniCredit and JP Morgan, published a position paper on the understanding and scope of   ... →

ClientEarth questions BP and Glencore’s predictions for oil and coal.

,  Skimming oil in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Author: Office of Response and Restoration | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Office of Response and Restoration [CC BY 2.0] - flickr

In May this year, commodity giants BP and Glencore, as well as their investors, received an open letter from the British environmental organization ClientEarth that questioned the predictions of the two companies about the future demand for oil and coal.   ... →

Mount Polley Gold and Copper Mine given permission to pump treated wastewater into Quesney lake, despite repercussions of dambreak.

 Proteste gegen Imperial Metals und die Wiedereröffnung von Mount Polley, Quelle: Flickr: Shutdown Mount Polley Mine, Autor: Jeremy Board | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Jeremy Board [CC BY 2.0] - Flickr

The failure of the Mount Polley tailings dam on August 4th 2014 in Canadian British Columbia, is considered to be one of the most damaging environmental catastrophes in coal mining. 4.5 million m3 of toxic mud and 10   ... →

Press Release: Rheinmetall: Facing Finance Recommends “Sell”

Berlin (4.5.2017) – While many banks recommend the purchase of Rheinmetall shares against the backdrop of increasing demand for defence products, the non-governmental organization Facing Finance calls on investors and shareholders to distance themselves from Rheinmetall shares and not to   ... →

Stop Exploitation in the Fashion Industry! More Transparency in Supply Chains!

Dhaka Savar Building Collapse Einsturz des Gebäude-Komplexes Rana Plaza am 24. April 2013, Quelle: Flickr: Dhaka Savar Building Collapse, Autor: rijans | Bild (Ausschnitt): © rijans [CC BY-SA 2.0] - flickr

On April 24, 2017, the collapse of the eight-storey building complex Plaza Rana in Dhaka, Bangladesh, marked its fourth anniversary. Along with two devastating fires in the textile factories Ali Enterprises in Pakistan and Tazreen in Bangladesh, in which factory   ... →

The Panama Papers, One Year On – An Overview

April 3, 2016, entered history as a black Sunday for tax evaders, arms smugglers, drug dealers, corrupt politicians, athletes and business people as well as many financial institutions around the world. That day, more than 100 media companies in 76   ... →