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Liberty Media Corporation, a member of the Calvert Social Index Universe, has recently been reviewed and now meets Calvert's standards for corporate social responsibility. Having been spun-off from AT&T Corp. in 2001, Liberty Media has established a record that meets Calvert's criteria for corporate governance and business practices. If approved, the inclusion will take place in December 2003.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc., a member of the Calvert Social Index, has recently been reviewed and no longer meets Calvert's standards for human rights and business practices. If approved, this deletion will take place in December 2003.
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Calvert's Social Research Department analyzes each company in the base of 1,000 companies. A social audit is conducted in the following areas: environment, workplace issues, product safety, community relations, military weapons contracting, international operations and human rights, and respecting the rights of indigenous peoples. The stocks that meet Calvert's social criteria make up the Calvert Social Index.
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