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Sustainability and CSR News Digest - Week 8/20

Sustainability and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) News of Week 8/20. Here is a list of major news from this week. Feel free to comment with any additional important news / links.

Company News / Link Industry Date
Verizon Communications Norfolk and Verizon settle $760,000 billing dispute Telecommunication Services 2010-08-19
Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. Gerdau Ameristeel and USW 8586 reach collective bargaining agreement Materials 2010-08-19
Vedanta Resources PLC Vedanta says willing to relocate controversial India mine Materials 2010-08-19
Ford Motor Company Ford, GM get top consumer ranking Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-18
Google Inc Ex-Model Sues YouTube: The Beginning of the End of Anonymous Comments? Information Technology 2010-08-18
Mohawk Industries Inc Mohawk Sets 2020 Green Goals with First Sustainability Report Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-18
Salesforce.com Inc Suit and counter-suit are settled as vendors come to agreement Information Technology 2010-08-18
Avis Budget Group Inc Cuomo says 6 settle on hidden online shopping fees Industrials 2010-08-18
The Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Company Sued Over Chair Used In “Alice In Wonderland” Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-18
Mediatek Incorporation US firm sues Airoha for patent breach Information Technology 2010-08-18
Textron Inc Cessna issues 75 layoff notices in Independence Industrials 2010-08-18
L3 Communications Holdings Inc U.S. Mercenaries Accused of Abetting Genocide Industrials 2010-08-18
Vestas Windsystems A/S Turbine Firm Down In Q2, Euro Layoffs Planned Industrials 2010-08-18
Deere & Company Deere lowers profit forecast Industrials 2010-08-18
Apple Inc Pegatron suspends exec linked to anti-Apple kickback scam Information Technology 2010-08-18
CR Bard Inc Atrium fires back at Bard over patent infringement suit Health Care 2010-08-18
Exxon Mobil Corp. Exxon reports Beaumont refinery unit leak Energy 2010-08-18
Grupo Mexico Sab De CV Grupo Mexico controls Cananea, union fights on Materials 2010-08-18
Prudential Financial Inc Plaintiffs Seek Ouster of Master in Fraud Litigation Against Pruden... Financials 2010-08-18
Valero Energy Corp. Valero Corpus Christi Shut Unit To Repair Leak Energy 2010-08-18
Bank Of America Corp. Merrill Lynch Fined $500,000 by FINRA Financials 2010-08-18
Barrick Gold Corp. Nevada Mining Accident: 2 Miners Found Dead in Meikle Gold Mine Shaft Materials 2010-08-18
Dell Inc Michael Dell Faced Protest Information Technology 2010-08-18
Arcelormittal Academics raise ethical questions about ArcelorMittal Sishen deal Materials 2010-08-18
Caterpillar Inc Caterpillar Receives EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB Engine Ce... Industrials 2010-08-18
Sumitomo Corporation Sumitomo to provide donation to mudslide hit area in China Industrials 2010-08-18
Foxconn International Holdings Limited iPhone-maker Foxconn holds rallies in attempt to boost morale after... Information Technology 2010-08-18
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited BHEL and NTPC accused of accepting bribes from US firm Industrials 2010-08-18
Motors Liquidation Company Safety belt latch prompts GM recall Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-18
BP PLC BP to stop handling most Gulf claims Energy 2010-08-18
Massey Energy Company MSHA: Massey didn't report accidents at W.Va. Mine Energy 2010-08-18
Ntpc Limited BHEL and NTPC accused of accepting bribes from US firm Utilities 2010-08-18
Royal Dutch Shell Shell fuel manager defends ad accusations Energy 2010-08-18
Pactiv Corp. Goldfarb Branham Law Firm LLP Investigating Shareholder Claims Agai... Materials 2010-08-18
Reynolds American Inc Cigarette Maker's Ad Didn't Violate Ban on Cartoons, Pa. Court Rules Consumer Staples 2010-08-18
Oil Company Lukoil (JSC) Lukoil trading arm denies sales to Iran Energy 2010-08-18
Vedanta Resources PLC Konkola Copper to peacefully settle labour outsourcing Materials 2010-08-18
United States Steel Corp. U.S. Steel speeds up Clairton Coke Works pollution project Materials 2010-08-18
American Electric Power Company Inc Greenhouse gas emission case may end up in Supreme Court Utilities 2010-08-17
Continental Airlines Inc United, Continental chiefs set to testify in merger lawsuit Industrials 2010-08-17
KBR Inc Appeal in Pa. soldier's electrocution is rejected Industrials 2010-08-17
NEC Corporation NEC sued over VOIP project Information Technology 2010-08-17
Siemens AG First example of Green+ Hospitals in Germany: Siemens equips Ethian... Industrials 2010-08-17
Nokia Corporation Nokia Siemens sued for spying Information Technology 2010-08-17
United Technologies Corp. United Tech executive's exit not critical Industrials 2010-08-17
SPX Corp. Heat transfer business cuts 33 jobs Industrials 2010-08-17
Siemens AG Nokia Siemens sued for spying Industrials 2010-08-17
Cudeco Limited Mining company sues Hot Copper online investment forum for defamation Materials 2010-08-17
Koninklijke Ahold NV A&P accuses Stop & Shop of lying about lower prices Consumer Staples 2010-08-17
Wal Mart Stores Inc Family sues Wal-Mart over alleged mouse in milk Consumer Staples 2010-08-17
Activision Blizzard Inco Woman Loses $88M Video Game Copyright Suit Information Technology 2010-08-17
Bayer AG Bayer CropScience takes the lead Health Care 2010-08-17
Lowe's Companies Inc More Problems Cited with Lowe’s Chinese Drywall Settlement Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-17
Ferrovial SA Unite calls off BA strike after pay deal victory Industrials 2010-08-17
BP PLC Report Warns of Possible Long-term Side Effects of Oil Spill Energy 2010-08-17
Google Inc Google Sued in Spain Over Data Collecting Information Technology 2010-08-17
American Water Works Company Inc Greenhouse gas emission case may end up in Supreme Court Utilities 2010-08-17
Danaher Corp. Apex Tool Group and Bank of America plan layoffs Industrials 2010-08-17
Ingersoll-Rand PLC 131 Employees Given The Axe At Trane In Arkansas Industrials 2010-08-17
Yamaha Motor Company Limited Yamaha Rhino Trials in California and Alabama Result in Defense Ver... Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-17
Cooper Industries PLC Apex Tool Group and Bank of America plan layoffs Industrials 2010-08-17
Caterpillar Inc Caterpillar Foundation Donation to Help Clean Up Port-au-Prince Industrials 2010-08-17
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc Bed Bath & Beyond recalls solar lighted cantilever umbrellas Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-17
Mattel Inc Mattel Accused in Bratz Battle of Spying on Rivals Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-17
Royal Boskalis Westminster NV Dredging firm fined for oil spill Industrials 2010-08-17
ELI Lilly & Company Lilly halts Alzheimer's drug's development Health Care 2010-08-17
Bharti Airtel Limited Mobhani quits Bharti Airtel Telecommunication Services 2010-08-17
Bank Of America Corp. Apex Tool Group and Bank of America plan layoffs Financials 2010-08-17
Sime Darby Berhad More Sime Darby men to face graft charges Industrials 2010-08-17
General Growth Properties Inc SEC probes possible insider trading at General Growth Financials 2010-08-17
Exxon Mobil Corp. Man Says Exxon Exec Threatened His Life Energy 2010-08-17
Enbridge Inc Pipeline company fined for 2007 accident Energy 2010-08-17
Enbridge Inc Costs mount for Enbridge on spill, 2007 blast Energy 2010-08-17
Duke Energy Corp. Greenhouse gas emission case may end up in Supreme Court Utilities 2010-08-17
Xcel Energy Inc Greenhouse gas emission case may end up in Supreme Court Utilities 2010-08-17
Teleflex Inc FDA, Teleflex issue recalls for Arrow tubing sets, catheters Health Care 2010-08-17
Southern Company (The) Greenhouse gas emission case may end up in Supreme Court Utilities 2010-08-17
Suncor Energy Inc Suncor Energy Releases 2010 Report on Sustainability Energy 2010-08-17
EQT Corp. EQT moves to dismiss amended gas lawsuit Utilities 2010-08-17
Wal Mart Stores Inc Brooklyn Walmart foes lose wetlands appeal Consumer Staples 2010-08-17
Bayer AG Bayer Said to Pay $60 Million to Settle Suits Over Bleeding-Control... Health Care 2010-08-17
The Procter & Gamble Company P&G and World Vision Respond to Pakistan Flood Consumer Staples 2010-08-17
Hyundai Motor Company Limited Kia Soul is subject of safety probe after driver says steering shaf... Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-17
Commonwealth Bank Of Australia CBA rejects Storm breach claims Financials 2010-08-17
Anglogold Ashanti Limited Group threatens chaos against Anglogold Materials 2010-08-17
Apple Inc Former Apple manager denies taking kickbacks from suppliers Information Technology 2010-08-17
Arcelormittal ArcelorMittal SA fails to get serious about sustainability Materials 2010-08-17
Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota Rethinks Pedal Design Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-17
Rio Tinto Limited Environmentalists want say in Kennecott expansion Materials 2010-08-17
Rio Tinto PLC Environmentalists want say in Kennecott expansion Materials 2010-08-17
Barclays PLC Barclays pays $298m over US sanctions violations Financials 2010-08-17
Vedanta Resources PLC Vedanta plans set back by tribal rights commission Materials 2010-08-17
The Kroger Company Nationwide Milk Allergen Recall of Kroger 'Meals Made Simple Shrimp... Consumer Staples 2010-08-17
Air Products & Chemicals Inc Air Products (APD) Settles with FTC Regarding Consent Decree Terms ... Materials 2010-08-16
Barclays PLC Barclays Agrees to Pay $298 Million for Violating U.S. Trade Law Financials 2010-08-16
Volvo AB Volvo Construction Equipment meets Tier 4i emissions requirements, ... Industrials 2010-08-16
Apple Inc Scott Cole & Associates Says Apple iPad False Advertising Conti... Information Technology 2010-08-16
Chevron Corp. Chevron Submits "Wild" Distortions of Ecuador Video to Federal Cour... Energy 2010-08-16
Formosa Plastics Corp. FPG reaches agreement with Yunlin County over fire compensation Materials 2010-08-16
St.jude Medical Inc St. Jude recalls 6 French introducers Health Care 2010-08-16
Novartis AG Blueberry Farmers Can Pursue Pesticide Claims Health Care 2010-08-16
Bayer AG Bayer pesticide phased out for 'unacceptable' risks Health Care 2010-08-16
Honeywell International Inc Police arrest protesters at Honeywell plant construction site Industrials 2010-08-16
Barrick Gold Corp. Light a Candle for Baluchistan: Baluch protest exploitation of Barr... Materials 2010-08-16
Best Buy Company Inc Best Buy sues priest over God Squad car Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-16
Hyundai Motor Company Limited Decision on Hyundai workers dispute expected this week Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-16
Atmos Energy Corp. Search for source of FW home explosion that left man burned Utilities 2010-08-16
Monsanto Company Judge Overturns Monsanto Decision To Deregulate GM Beet Materials 2010-08-16
The Boeing Company One dead, 120 injured in Colombia airplane crash Industrials 2010-08-16
Toshiba Corporation Chip Makers Aim to Reduce GHG Emissions from Products, Operations Information Technology 2010-08-16
Conocophillips Conoco has pinhole leak in Belle Chasse refinery unit Energy 2010-08-16
JJB Sports PLC JJB Sports fails to derecognise GMB union Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-16
El Paso Corp. Western US counties seek details of El Paso deal with green group Energy 2010-08-16
ELI Lilly & Company Lilly Asks Court To Temporarily Block Generic Strattera Health Care 2010-08-16
Lafarge SA EPA accepting comments on proposed Lafarge hazardous waste permit Materials 2010-08-16
Ryder System Inc Ryder Recognized by Logistics Management Magazine Readers With 2010... Industrials 2010-08-16
Mazda Motor Corp. Mazda recalling 10,691 vehicles in China Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-16
Air France-KLM EU Threatens KLM Over Ash Compensation Industrials 2010-08-16
Baxter International Inc Baxter Faces New Challenge in Heparin Suit Health Care 2010-08-16
Cisco Systems Inc Mosaid Says Cisco Files Complaint For Declaratory Judgment In Paten... Information Technology 2010-08-16
Toronto-Dominion Bank TD Bank Closes Loop on Paper Use, Saves 43K Trees Yearly Financials 2010-08-16
Lowe's Companies Inc Lowe's 2Q profit rises 10 pct; cuts sales outlook Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-16
Shire PLC FDA moves to withdraw unproven blood pressure drug Health Care 2010-08-16
Wal Mart Stores Inc Walmart faces setback after zoning meeting Consumer Staples 2010-08-16
Conagra Foods Inc ConAgra unit fined $12mln as oil print deemed a fake Consumer Staples 2010-08-16
Loews Corp. Lorillard Says Not Liable for Smoker's Addiction Financials 2010-08-16
Goldcorp Inc Goldcorp staff face criminal charges over mine pollution after CAFO... Materials 2010-08-16
Duke Energy Corp. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Tags Duke Energy For Safety Violations Utilities 2010-08-16
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inco Thermo Fisher Scientific to close East Providence facility, lay off... Health Care 2010-08-16
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Teva axes 70 with propofol exit Health Care 2010-08-16
Firstenergy Corp. Utility's action to likely cut fish kills Utilities 2010-08-16
Fujitsu Limited Fujitsu Starts Employee Participation-Based Dandelion Distribution ... Information Technology 2010-08-16
Glaxosmithkline PLC FDA warns of brain problem with Glaxo seizure drug Health Care 2010-08-16
Royal Dutch Shell Shell in court over misleading ad claims Energy 2010-08-16
BP PLC Ex-BP boss Lord Browne did not discuss Lockerbie bomber release Energy 2010-08-15
Motors Liquidation Company General Motors prepares for New York Stock Exchange listing Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-15
Glaxosmithkline PLC Another Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuit Filed Health Care 2010-08-15
Apple Inc Supply Manager at Apple Arrested for Receiving Bribe worth $1 million Information Technology 2010-08-15
Ferrovial SA BAA and Unite union begin talks to avert strike action Industrials 2010-08-15
Tullett Prebon PLC Sexism in the city? Clerk claims $20m for being 'violated' by boss ... Financials 2010-08-15
Royal Dutch Shell Nigeria: Shell says pipeline sabotage increasing Energy 2010-08-15
PG & E Corp. PG&E Executive Takes a Cold Hard Look at Global Warming Utilities 2010-08-15
Nestle SA Nestle wins infringement case vs competitor Consumer Staples 2010-08-15
Zain Group Kuwait's Zain cuts workforce by 70% Telecommunication Services 2010-08-15
Time Warner Inc Lawsuit: Disney, others spied on children’s Web surfing habits Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-15
The Walt Disney Company Lawsuit: Disney, others spied on children’s Web surfing habits Consumer Discretionary 2010-08-15

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