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John Lewis Slipping Off its Ethical Trading Platform

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By John Donovan

I feared that the John Lewis UK department store chain, which also owns Waitrose Supermarkets, was in danger of slipping off it ethical trading platform when it announced plans to get into bed with the scandal-ridden oil giant, Shell.

It is worth remembering that Shell conspired directly with Hitler, financed the Nazi Party, was anti-Semitic and sold out its own Dutch Jewish employees to the Nazis. It has plundered and polluted in Nigeria for several decades. Shell has also defrauded its own shareholders. Its ethical track record is the worst of any company in existence.
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Shell and BASF agree $316m toxic payout

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By Samantha Pearson in São Paulo: March 12, 2013 5:24 pm

Royal Dutch Shell and Germany’s BASF have agreed to pay up to $316m to workers exposed to toxic chemicals in Brazil, drawing to a close a six-year legal battle that has overshadowed the companies’ local operations.

A pesticide factory in São Paulo state, operated by the companies for three decades until it was shut down in 2002, has been blamed for 60 deaths in the local community as well as a series of health problems ranging from memory loss to prostate cancer. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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