Precarious work in certified tea production for Unilever

Workers picking tea for Unilever in India and Kenya are subject to precarious working conditions and labor rights violations, even though this tea carries the Rainforest Alliance certificate. This is an important finding from the…

Keeping an eye on Annual General Meetings

By posing critical questions and providing sustainable voting advice on the basis of SOMO’s research, the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling -VBDO) has this spring once again…

Sustainable voting advice for investors

This year the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling – VBDO) has issued sustainable voting advices which can be used when voting at the annual general meeting (AGM)…

Shareholders give Unilever a dressing down

At the Unilever shareholders’ meeting today, the Dutch trade union FNV, the international trade union for food workers IUF and other interested parties, such as VBDO, raised the issue of the working conditions of workers…

VBDO advises: hold directors liable for sustainability policy

In 2009, SOMO will again be drawing up a company profile for ten Dutch stock-exchange listed companies. The Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling – VBDO) bases its voting…