Friends of the Earth Cardiff - business http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/106/0 en Samsung admits to using unsustainable tin http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin-0 <p><img width="500" height="365" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" alt="Mounds of mining waste with forest in the distance." /></p> <p>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Friends of the Earth supporters have forced the world's biggest-selling smartphone maker to confirm that it uses forest-trashing tin in its products.</p> <p>Samsung, a multi-billion pound company, has investigated its supply chain and discovered that it uses Bangka Island's tin. This tin mining is destroying tropical forests, coral reefs and livelihoods.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin-0">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin-0#comments archive Corporate accountability Nature Australasia business indonesia Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:04:36 +0000 Chris 559 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Show us why green is working http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/show-us-why-green-working <p><img width="500" height="319" alt="Queue of people wearing green helmets outside the Treasury" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Green_is_Working_Treasuary.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Over 200 people joined together at the Treasury to send a clear message to the Government that green is working.</p> <p>You can also send a message to George Osborne about the vital role that green jobs play in the economy.</p> <p>All you need do is:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/show-us-why-green-working">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/show-us-why-green-working#comments archive Climate and Energy business Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:19:16 +0000 Chris 545 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Support the Green Investment Bank http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/support-green-investment-bank <p><img width="250" height="160" alt="Hands holding coins" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Green_savings.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: iStock</em></p> <p>In 2010 Friends of the Earth supporters helped persuade the Government to set up a Green Investment Bank.</p> <p>A similar bank in Germany helped boost clean energy, created jobs and bolstered the economy.</p> <p>The Chancellor, George Osborne, is holding the bank back by stopping it from borrowing the money it needs to boost clean British energy generation and energy saving.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/support-green-investment-bank">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/support-green-investment-bank#comments Climate and Energy business Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:34:07 +0000 Chris 519 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop the El Quimbo Dam project http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-el-quimbo-dam-project <p><img width="500" height="332" src="/files/foecardiff/images/River_Magdalena.jpg" alt="View of river with wooded banks on a sunny day" /></p> <p>The River Magdalena, Colombia. <em>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/javierguillot/">RitaCuba</a></em></p> <p>The El Quimbo Hydroelectric Project is the first dam in Colombia built entirely by a multinational corporation, Emgesa. The dam would create a lake of about about 8,250 ha, almost twice the size of Lake Vyrnwy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-el-quimbo-dam-project">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-el-quimbo-dam-project#comments archive Corporate accountability business Colombia South America Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:04:47 +0000 Chris 494 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk European banks fuel hunger http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/european-banks-fuel-hunger <p><img width="300" height="225" src="/files/foecardiff/images/land_grabs_and_food_speculation.jpg" alt="Woman and child with a sign saying No land, No food" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Friends of the Earth International</em></p> <p>European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty. They are speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth Europe.</p> <p>The report analyses the activities of 29 European banks, pension funds and insurance companies. These include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/european-banks-fuel-hunger">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/european-banks-fuel-hunger#comments archive Corporate accountability business food Tue, 17 Jan 2012 23:22:49 +0000 Chris 487 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk The Lake Victoria land-grab http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/lake-victoria-land-grab <p><img width="350" height="242" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Lake_Victoria_land-grab.jpg" alt="Man standing on felled trees" /></p> <p>A man stands on the land taken from him to make way for a palm oil plantation. Kalangala, Uganda. <em>Photo: Jason Taylor</em></p> <p>The Ugandan government is promoting large-scale agrofuels plantations as a solution to the climate crisis at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa. Yet millions of people are already facing the impacts of land grabs and evictions caused by agrofuels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/lake-victoria-land-grab">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/lake-victoria-land-grab#comments Africa business food Uganda Wed, 07 Dec 2011 07:40:23 +0000 Chris 471 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Goldcorp damages health in Honduras http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/goldcorp-damages-health-honduras <p><img width="272" height="375" alt="Mother holding young child with blisters on its back" src="/files/foecardiff/images/babyskin.gif" /></p> <p>Child with a skin disorder. <em>Photo: Madre Tierra</em></p> <p>Madre Tierra (Friends of the Earth Honduras) has denounced the health problems in Valle de Siria caused by a subsidiary of the Canadian gold company Goldcorp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/goldcorp-damages-health-honduras">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/goldcorp-damages-health-honduras#comments archive Corporate accountability business Honduras South America Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:27:19 +0000 Chris 467 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk When was the last time you felt happy? http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/when-was-last-time-you-felt-happy <p><img width="306" height="227" src="/files/foecardiff/images/live_more.gif" alt="Three rats in a maze looking at a sign saying Work harder, happiness is just around the corner." /></p> <p>When was the last time you felt real happiness? Was it when you were together with people you like, when you were doing useful work that you&rsquo;re good at? Was it when you were enjoying music, dancing, arts or sports? Or was it when you bought another product advertised to bring you happiness?</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/when-was-last-time-you-felt-happy">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/when-was-last-time-you-felt-happy#comments archive business Sat, 25 Jun 2011 12:55:18 +0000 Chris 410 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Palm Oil Day of Action http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil-day-action <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/image_1030.jpg" alt="Eight people in orang-utang masks" /></p> <p>Cardiff Friends of the Earth palm oil campaign stall, Queen Street <em>Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <h2>Palm Oil Day of Action</h2> <p>29 October 2005 - Queen Street, Cardiff</p> <p>Big business is clearing rainforest in south east Asia to make way for palm oil plantations. This has a devastating impact on wildlife and local communities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil-day-action">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil-day-action#comments archive Corporate accountability Australasia Borneo business food Malaysia nature Sun, 30 Oct 2005 00:00:00 +0000 admin 104 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Palm Oil http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Palm oil protest stall Queen Street, Cardiff" src="/files/foecardiff/images/image_1030.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Cardiff Friends of the Earth palm oil campaign stall, Queen Street Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Demand for palm oil, a vegetable oil, is the most significant cause of rainforest loss in Malaysia and Indonesia.</p> <p>Palm oil is found in 10 per cent of supermarket products. These include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil#comments archive Corporate accountability Australasia Borneo business indonesia Malaysia nature Thu, 01 Sep 2005 00:00:00 +0000 admin 105 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk