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Amazon appoints director of social responsibility

Amazon has appointed a director of social responsibility amid recent criticism of its business practices, reports the Bookseller. Christine Bader, the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil (Bibliomotion), previously worked on social responsibility for BP and as an advisor to the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for business and human rights. Last month, the New York Times published a widely shared article depicting Amazon is a ‘bruising workplace’, which drew the attention of the US government. The retailer is also facing scrutiny over its cloud services division, which consistently receives low grades in Greenpeace’s cloud cleanliness report.

 

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