This site is produced by Christopher Avery, an international lawyer educated in the USA. He has considerable experience of ethical business research and has worked for Amnesty International. He seeks responses from companies to allegations of misconduct: thus ensuring that coverage is balanced and encouraging companies to address concerns raised by civil society. The website covers over 4000 companies, over 180 countries. Topics include discrimination, environment, poverty, development, labour, access to medicines, health and safety, security, trade.
corporate social responsibility
The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is is a Montreal-based independent research and media group of progressive writers, academics and activists who are critical of globalisation and the New World Order. In their view, globalisation and war are connected and lead to a concentration of private wealth. This site exposes the activities of global banks, financial institutions and multinationals. There are articles on the latest news events. There are archives of earlier news articles and links to other websites with similar sympathies to CRG.
Global Standards is a consultancy group concerned with Vietnam, China, Thailand and Korea, specialising in corporate social responsibility issues, including labour, safety and environmental compliance. Although this is a commercial concern, the website contains some useful free content about labour and working conditions in Vietman: there are articles, an online newsletter on employment issues (registration is required) and information on labour standards there. Global Standards is accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in the USA.