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Good Corporate Citizen or Simply Paying too Much Property Taxes
  • Dickinson Wright
  • USA
  • August 17 2017

Notwithstanding that property taxes tend to be one of the more significant operating expenses for commercial property owners


EU Reaches Political Understanding on Conflict Minerals Regulation - An Overview and Take-aways for Downstream Companies
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • OECD, USA
  • June 20 2016

Late last Wednesday, the European Union reached agreement on the broad framework of a conflict minerals regulation. In this Alert, we describe some


Corruption Risks and Corporate Social Responsibility Spending
  • Volkov Law Group
  • Global
  • May 22 2016

Global companies have been embracing socially responsible spending projects to build stronger relationships with local communities. The idea makes a


UK Modern Slavery Act - Impact on GCC Employers and Operations
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Middle East, United Kingdom
  • May 10 2016

Recent years have witnessed the development of a complex and extra-territorial body of law contained in international guidelines, treaties and


Conflict minerals compliance: observations and recommendations for 2014 and beyond
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2014

The Conflict Minerals Rule was adopted during August 2012 and took effect at the beginning of 2013. Since then, many companies have made significant


The OECD guidelines on corporate social responsibility apply directly to Danish enterprises
  • Kromann Reumert
  • Denmark
  • November 22 2012

The OECD has had Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises since 1976


New conflict-minerals disclosure rules impact U.S. and foreign companies using or supplying minerals
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved the much debated "conflict minerals" due diligence disclosure rules originally developed in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010


Investors release new guide to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2011

In less than two months, on January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act will go into effect


Apple (pie), Cotton Comfort and Hershey’s kisses: s’more on international human rights due diligence
  • Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2011

On June 8th hundreds of students and concerned consumers gathered in front of the Hershey Store in Times Square to call on the company to eliminate child labor from its cocoa production supply chain


Dc court of appeals reinstates alien tort statute (ATS) claims against Exxon Mobil for complicity in extraterritorial acts raising policy considerations for multinationals
  • Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2011

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the context of human rights due diligence, and the correlative financial performance of multinationals, was made a more nuanced policy consideration by another Court of Appeals decision