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July 1st, 2014:

Greenpeace urges Lego to end Shell partnership

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Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from an article by Adam Vaughan published by The Guardian on Tuesday 1 July 2014

On Tuesday the environmental group will target the Danish company, which has distributed more than 16m Shell-branded toys via petrol stations in 26 countries, hoping to pressure it through “creative action” and mobilising the 5 million “Arctic supporters” it has signed up online.



Greenpeace critical of LEGO ties to Shell:

Shell launches invasion of the playroom, Greenpeace says.


LONDON, July 1 (UPI) –Advocacy group Greenpeace International took a swipe Tuesday at LEGO for putting the logo of Royal Dutch Shell on its children’s toys.

Greenpeace published a 15-page pamphlet expressing concern over a decision by LEGO to put Shell images on toys available at service stations operated by the energy company.

The advocacy group said Shell is building brand loyalty with the next generation of consumers, business leaders and politicians.

“This co-promotion is extremely worrying,” Greenpeace said in a statement. “Shell has launched an insidious invasion of children’s playrooms in order to prop up its public image.” read more

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Sugar Loses Allure as Top Miller Cosan Turns to Gas

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from a Bloomberg News article by Gerson Freitas Jr. published 1 July 2014

Cosan SA (CSAN3), which controls top producer Raizen Energia SA in a joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell Plc, is cutting investments in sugar cane amid a global glut of the sweetener and Brazilian government policies that hold down the price of ethanol, Chief Financial Officer Marcelo Martins said in an interview. Returns on capital from the company’s sugar and ethanol operations have plunged to below 10 percent, he said. Cosan is hunkering down in the industry where it began as it carries out a four-year expansion into gasoline and natural-gas distribution, service stations and railroads. read more

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