CSRminute: Burger King's Haitian Aid Program; Knights Apparel Signs Up with Workers Rights Consortium

CSRminute: Burger King's Haitian Aid Program; Knights Apparel Signs Up with Workers Rights Consortium

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Friday, May 7, 2010 - 8:23am


CONTENT: Press Release

Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Friday, May 7th:

Knights Apparel, one of the largest vendors of apparel bearing university logos, and a Dominican Republic factory have committed to pay workers a living wage, as defined by a study conducted by the Workers Rights Consortium. Both Knights and the factory management have also made a commitment to respect the right of workers to organize and to recognize any union chosen by the workers. The Workers Rights Consortium will be responsible for verifying these and other standards. To meet expected demand for no-sweat goods, Knights has launched a new brand, Alta Gracia, which for now will be sold only to campus stores, beginning with those that have already declared their intention to carry the product.

Coca-Cola Enterprises has installed 35 climate-friendly vending machines in the U.S. Capitol. The new machines are hydro-fluorocarbon-free and use a natural refrigerant gas that substantially reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 99 percent. The House of Representatives is the first location in the U.S. to feature the new machines. Coca-Cola North America will install more than 400 of the HFC-free models throughout the country in 2010. No word yet on whether the devices will have any effect on the emissions of political gas produced by the legislature.

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