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Bobbin-plant employees help build affordable houses

Bobbin-plant employees help build affordable houses

| November 18, 2015

Employees at Imperial Tobacco’s Philippine Bobbin Corporation (PBC) factory have given up their own time to support a project that’s providing accommodation for disadvantaged families. About 25 volunteers from the PBC factory near Rosario recently helped with construction work on 20 new homes. The aim of the project is to improve the lives of poor […]

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Iggesund Paperboard receives environment and energy award

Iggesund Paperboard receives environment and energy award

| November 17, 2015

Iggesund Paperboard, a leading producer of high-quality virgin fibre paperboard for use in the premium packaging and graphics sectors, received the Environmental and Energy Awareness Award Nov. 16 for its mill in Workington, England. The company was chosen as the winner for its contribution to the reduction in fossil fuel CO2 emissions resulting from the […]

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CSi receives OHSAS certificate

CSi receives OHSAS certificate

| November 17, 2015

CSi, a global leader in product handling at the end of production and packaging lines based in the Netherlands, has been awarded the OHSAS certificate. The company received the certificated after a nine-month period of preparation, numerous internal audits and an extensive external audit by Veritas. CSi was formerly SCC** certified; however, this system is […]

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Estades elected chairman of Cigar Association 

Estades elected chairman of Cigar Association 

| November 17, 2015

Javier Estades, head of premium cigar manufacturer and marketer Tabacalera USA, has been elected chairman of the Cigar Association of America (CAA). CAA is a national trade organization of cigar manufacturers, importers and distributors as well as major suppliers to the industry. Estades was elected chairman at the organization’s recent annual conference in Palm Beach, […]

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Fontem and NJOY settle patent dispute

Fontem and NJOY settle patent dispute

| November 17, 2015

Fontem Ventures and NJOY have reached a global settlement agreement that resolves ongoing litigation in the U.S. and Germany. The settlement ends one of eight patent-infringement cases originally brought by Fontem Ventures and Fontem Holdings in March 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in relation to e-vapor technology. Under […]

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UN expert says ISDS system undermines democracy

UN expert says ISDS system undermines democracy

| November 17, 2015

Alfred de Zayas, the UN independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, has said that the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism has devastating implications for the respect of human rights around the world. ISDS provisions or their derivatives are included in trade agreements such as the proposed Transatlantic Trade and […]

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