Ethical Sugar Group Suspends Tate & Lyle Over Plantations
- 18 July 2013
- The Cambodia Daily
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An international group that promotes the ethical sourcing of sugar for the food and energy industries has suspended the membership of U.K. sugar giant Tate & Lyle for failing to answer complaints that it was buying from Cambodian plantations accused of stealing land from local ...
Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid
- 11 July 2013
- The Cambodia Daily
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At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcommittee ...
Managers Taught How to Spot Underage Labor
- 10 July 2013
- The Cambodia Daily
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Staff at eight factories producing footwear for Japanese sportswear brand ASICS were trained Tuesday in how to make sure they are not employing child laborers, a company representative said. ASICS corporate staff have been in Cambodia this week in a bid to overcome the negative publicity ...
Cambodia: A rising star with a falling reputation?
- 24 May 2013
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Cambodia’s reputation as a standard-bearer for apparel workers’ rights is wearing thin – and yet the country is a rising star when it comes to attracting foreign investment and increasing exports. There are many reasons to deter brands and retailers from sourcing clothing in Cambodia. The Kingdom ...
Vietnam rubber tycoon rejects land grabbing accusations
- 14 May 2013
- Thanh Nien News
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A Vietnamese rubber tycoon has rejected accusations by Global Witness, a group that campaigns on resource issues, that it was involved in a land grabbing crisis in Southeast Asia. Doan Nguyen Duc, the chairman of Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Group, told Vietnamese media the information ...
Three Cambodian companies receive ASEAN business awards
- 19 November 2012
- The Phnom Penh Post
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- Acleda Bank Plc / Agrotech Vita Co Ltd / ASEAN Business & Investment Summit / ASEAN Business Advisory Council / ASEAN Business Awards / Awards / Cambodian businesses / corporate social responsibility / Employment / Falcon Incorporation / Feinmetall Singapore / First Finance Plc. / Indonesia / Malaysia Microelectronic Solution Sdn Bhd / Malaysian aid / Meritus Hotels / Natural Health Farm Marketing Sdn Bhd / PT Anugraha Wening / PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk / PT Kalbe Farma Tbk / PT MagFood Inovasi Pangan / Rigel Techonology / Singaporean companies / Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) / Top Globe Corporation Berhad
For the first time in ASEAN history, Cambodian businesses won three awards, presented on Saturday night at the 5th ASEAN business awards at the 49th ASEAN-Business Advisory Council meeting. The winning Cambodian companies were Agrotech Vita Co Ltd; ACLEDA Bank Plc and First Finance Plc. ...
Companies aim to be socially minded
- 25 September 2012
- The Phnom Penh Post
- Economy and commerce / Extractive Industries / Extractive industries policy and administration / Gold / Industrial mining / Investment / Minerals and mineral products / Mining / Trade
- Angkor Gold / business development / corporate social responsibility / CSR / CSR Asia / Ezecom / Manulife Cambodia / social entrepreneurs / social responsibility / sustainable business practices / sustainable development / Unilever
Four companies in Cambodia — EZECOM, Manulife Cambodia, Angkor Gold and Unilever — have demonstrated their commitment to corporate social responsibility this month by giving support to schools, a hospital and sustainable living. CSR Asia, the leading provider of information, training, research and consultancy services on ...
Rights activists concerned about status of human rights under AEC
- 9 September 2012
- The Nation
- Economy and commerce / Environment and natural resources / Human rights / Pollution and waste / Social development
- ACHR / AEC / AEC blueprint / ASEAN Economic Community / ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights / Cambodia / community rights / corporate social responsibility / Democracy / environment / Human Rights / income disparity / Sriprapha Petcharamesree / unskilled labour
Despite so much excitement in the run-up to the inception of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, experts and activists on human rights and democracy are ambivalent about what AEC’s repercussions will be on human rights and democracy. They have expressed concerns about AEC’s negative ...