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Efficacy of Outsourcer Monitoring Is Questioned

October 11, 2005
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Such initiatives may be a good way to identify abuses at overseas factories, but they do little to change long-term labor practices.
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Labor Practices Affect Decisions by Socially Conscious Investors

October 11, 2005
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Mutual fund managers who are identifying socially responsible companies want to see that multinationals are making an effort to avoid harsh workplace conditions.
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Heroic Measures

September 2, 2005
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Quick fixes and cheap remedies won't stop a serious disease. In the workplace, the same advice applies.
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Pfizer’s Corporate Governance Principles

July 7, 2005
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The pharmaceutical giant describes the role of its board and the functioning of its committees.
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Golden Values at Coors

March 1, 2005
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Adolph Coors Co. went beyond mere rules and guidelines by giving employees the tools to recognize ethical issues and deal with them more effectively.
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Alcoa Does Its Bit For The World

February 25, 2005
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Companies want to show employees, consumers and shareholders that they are paying attention to environmental, health and safety impacts globally. Alcoa sends employees on scientific field trips to show its concern.
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True Believers at Methodist Hospital

February 1, 2005
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When the Methodist Hospital in Houston decided to embark on a "values realignment," there were plenty of skeptics to be won over--including the new vice president of human resources. But the effort to revive faith-based values without cramming religion down employees’ throats has been hailed by workers, patients and the press.
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