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REALLY BAD BUSINESS: U.S. Car Manufacturers Linked to Amazon Destruction, Slave Labor


Business  (tags: business, bad business, sourcing, society, corporate, dishonesty, government, abuse )

Cal
- 703 days ago - news.mongabay.com
According to a new report by Greenpeace, top U.S. car companies such as Ford, General Motors, and Nissan are sourcing pig iron that has resulted in the destruction of Amazon rainforests, slave labor, and land conflict with indigenous tribes.



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Cal Mendelsohn (950)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 2:59 pm
I have submitted this article to many Sourcing/Purchasing groups on LinkedIn for their members to read. Their members are Procurement/purchasing professionals responsible to adopt sustainable environmental policies with vendors who don't destroy the planet
 

Sue Matheson (62)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 4:20 pm
thanks
 

Sue Matheson (62)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 4:20 pm
thanks
 

Betsy Bee (1354)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 4:35 pm
OMG. Corporations will continue to be corporations. Disgusting and discouraging.
 

Michela m. (3406)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 6:05 pm

Thanks! Posted in “ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest” Care2 Group
in: http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1323252
 
Please Join and Invite friends to Join
“ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest”
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java and Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, CloudedLeopards, SunBears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!! Against: Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Pet Trade, Corporate Control, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Global Warming!! Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, and Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 10:19 pm
Cal!!! YOU ROCK, BUDDY!! ..that is so intelligent and proactive!!...THANKYOU!!!...a zillion green stars to you and your family!!!
 

Varun T. (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 11:12 pm
Find Exciting New Infographic And Analysis About The Threat Posed By Global Warming - http://www.mapsofworld.com/poll/can-global-warming-be-contained.html
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 11:15 pm
another reason to walk
 

Rob W. (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 11:23 pm
Please feel free to join our facebook page to help raise awareness

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-The-Sumatran-Tiger-Raise-Awareness/177392625649550
 

ellen m. (233)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 12:36 am
Dadgummit Shelley, you beat me to it AGAIN!!!

Cal, you are Amazing..i would have never thought to go to those sites and do what you did, (which should really get a really big snowball going!) even if i knew how to!
All i could do would be to share on fb and tweet...you did the equivalent of flying a blimp with the message written on it dude :-)

It's logical thinking and act's like that which will ultimately do as much if not more than most petitions, as shareholders and insiders carry so much more weight than we do...Yes, YOU ROCK!!!
 

Cal Mendelsohn (950)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 12:54 am
Many many thanks to Ellen, Shelley and all those who share my belief that corporate America must adopt sustainable standards of sourcing for creating goods and services for society everywhere. Let's hope that all corporations take this example to heart. This message has to be brought directly to the doorstep of those who oversee how raw materials are gathered in the manufacturing processes that drive production.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (950)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 1:01 am
BTW, My real job is to learn about this area too (www.crmz.com), as I sell commercial credit reports to procurement folks all the time. Many of them are becoming more responsible in this area gradually, but we need to highlight where the laggards try to exploit the system
 

paul m. (93)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 9:47 am

Noted....
 

Kristen H. (25)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 12:29 pm
Thanks for the information.
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 5:09 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Dave C. (204)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 5:29 pm
sad....
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 5:50 pm
Thank you!
 

John S. (294)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 9:48 am
Companies are starting to implement sustainable practices, but they can be pushed further and faster when the consumers show they care also.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 10:04 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Roger M. (0)
Friday May 18, 2012, 12:28 pm
I don't believe it.

No, wait a minute. Second thoughts, I do believe it and I'm not remotely surprised. Who would be?

Still depressing, though.
 

Kelly Rogers (246)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 9:36 pm
read and noted thanx
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 21, 2012, 3:30 am
thank you for info
 

Thubten Chokyi (830)
Monday May 28, 2012, 5:24 pm
Thank you Cal...will share this news in Slavery Today
Thank you also Michela, for promoting Cal's news in ORANGUTANS c2 group
 

Michela m. (3406)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 5:15 am


To THOSE who clearly STATE that WE CAN DO NOTHING about it:

Yes, WE are only one single DROP,

but ALL together: we are an OCEAN!!
ALL together we can make a difference!!

At this point, being still PASSIVE & PESSIMISTIC DOESN'T HELP HUMANITY, nor WILDLIFE, nor OUR CHILDREN or GRANDCHILDREN!!!!!

WE NEED to REACT & ACT!!! NOT REMAIN still PASSIVE!!!!!! WE MUST NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!

Being ACTIVE & not PASSIVE CAN STILL HELP US!!!!!!!!!!

MAKING GOVERNMENTS UNDERSTAND that WE ARE FED UP of the BIG CORPORATION CONTROL (i.e.= MONEY & GREED) that is taking ALL SPECIES & LIFE on EARTH in general, to ESTINGUISH!!!!!!

WE OWE THIS TO OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world
-Margaret Mead (Anthroplologist)
 

Kelly Rogers (246)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 7:01 pm
thanx, for that information. When I go to get a car I will save the article and use it to help me decide.
 
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