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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre press release: Only 29% of Formula One companies respond to human rights concerns

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25 April 2012

Protests over the Bahrain Grand Prix 2012

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the following companies, teams and organizations to respond to…[human rights] concerns about the race. Below are the responses we have received, and an indication of which companies and organizations have not responded. Below the list are the items we are asking them to respond to. [refers to Acer, Allianz, Alpinestars, Casio, CNBC, Dell, Falcon Private Bank, Fiat, GE, Gillette / Procter & Gamble, Hackett, Head & Shoulders / Procter & Gamble, Hilton HHonors, Hugo Boss / Valentino Fashion Group, Kingfisher Airlines / UB Group, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, NetApp, Philip Morris Intl., Pirelli, Santander, Siemens, TAG Heuer / LVMH, Tata Motors, Telmex, Thomson Reuters, UB Group, Virgin, Visa, Whyte & Mackay / UB Group, Cosworth, McLaren, HRT-Cosworth, Lotus-Renault, Marussia-Cosworth, McLaren-Mercedes, Sauber-Ferrari, STR-Ferrari, Formula One Group of Companies, CVC Capital Partners, JP Morgan, CNN, Deutsche Post DHL, Intel, Johnnie Walker / Diageo, Microsoft, Petronas, Reebok / adidas Group, Shell, Total, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Ferrari, Mercedes / Daimler, Renault, Caterham F1, Red Bull Racing, Williams F1]

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Author: مركز معلومات قطاع الأعمال وحقوق الإنسان

تجاوبت 25 بالمائة فقط من الشركات المشاركة بسباق فورمولا ون مع متطلبات مركز معلومات قطاع الأعمال وحقوق الإنسان حول هواجس كانت قد أثارتها عدة منظمات حول حقوق الإنسان المتعلقة بجائزة البحرين الكبرى التي تم عقدها من 20 إلى 22 نيسان. وقد تخلفت 42 شركة أو فريق عن الرد على هذه المخاوف.
جاءت ردود الشركة بمجملها مخيبة للآمال، نظراً لخطورة إنتهاكات حقوق الإنسان في البحرين، لا سيما في ضوء تبني مجلس حقوق الإنسان التابع للأمم المتحدة العام الماضي بالإجماع "المبادئ التوجيهية حول قطاع الأعمال وحقوق الإنسان،" التي أكدت مسؤولية الشركات في احترام حقوق الإنسان. بحسب كريس آيفري - مدير مركز معلومات قطاع الأعمال وحقوق الإنسان

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17 April 2012

[PDF] Press Release - Bahrain Grand Prix: Only 29% of Formula One companies respond to human rights concerns

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Only 29% of firms linked to Formula One responded to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre about human rights concerns that various organizations raised relating to the Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for 20-22 April. Forty two companies or teams failed to respond. [refers to Acer, Allianz, Alpinestars, Casio, CNBC, Dell, Falcon Private Bank, Fiat, GE, Gillette / Procter & Gamble, Hackett, Head & Shoulders / Procter & Gamble, Hilton HHonors, Hugo Boss / Valentino Fashion Group, Kingfisher Airlines / UB Group, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, NetApp, Philip Morris Intl., Pirelli, Santander, Siemens, TAG Heuer / LVMH, Tata Motors, Telmex, Thomson Reuters, UB Group, Virgin, Visa, Whyte & Mackay / UB Group, Cosworth, McLaren, HRT-Cosworth, Lotus-Renault, Marussia-Cosworth, McLaren-Mercedes, Sauber-Ferrari, STR-Ferrari, Formula One Group of Companies, CVC Capital Partners, JP Morgan, CNN, Deutsche Post DHL, Intel, Johnnie Walker / Diageo, Microsoft, Petronas, Reebok / adidas Group, Shell, Total, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Ferrari, Mercedes / Daimler, Renault, Caterham F1, Red Bull Racing, Williams F1]

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