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Company advances on human rights

Below are examples of practical steps companies are taking on human rights in their own operations and in their engagement with governments, from March 2015 onwards.  Items from 2011-2015 are in the process of being added to this section.

For examples prior to 2011, see our categories on "Support for initiatives promoting civil & political rights" and "Support for initiatives promoting economic, social and cultural rights".

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17 August 2017
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Author: Tory Oliveira, Carta Capital (Brazil)

"Empresas saem do armário e adotam políticas voltadas para LGBTs- Fórum reúne mais de 50 corporações em prol da inclusão. No Brasil, 61% dos funcionários LGBT temem se assumir ", 17 de agosto de 2017...

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8 August 2017

Garment brands take steps to eliminate child labour in supply chains

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8 August 2017

Report & guidance on cos. best practice to protect migrant workers in recruitment & supply chains

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4 August 2017
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Author: Amnesty International

« Huile de palme: un premier pas du géant agroalimentaire Wilmar », 17 juillet 2017...

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3 August 2017

Mexico: 14 apparel international companies voice support for recent labour reform

14 international apparel brands sourcing or producing in Mexico sent a letter to the Ministry of Labour to support the recent labour reform and to express their expectation that its implementation will better protect freedom of association and...

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31 July 2017
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Author: Julie Le Bolzer, Les Echos (France)

« Randstad France atteint l'égalité salariale femme-homme », 28 juillet 2017...

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21 July 2017

Salesforce.com study finds diverse, inclusive workplaces lead to more loyal customers, engaged employees - Salesforce equality programmes recognise diverse sexual & gender identities

Author: Ellen McGirt, Fortune (USA)

Salesforce’s Chief Equality Officer: Here’s How You Promote Diversity at Work, 13 July 2017...

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18 July 2017

Blog: Investor initiatives on human rights mark a new chapter for transparency

Author: Charlie Ashford, Corporate Citizenship

...So far, the human rights focus of most businesses has been on risk mitigation. And rightly so – the work involved in mapping diverse supply chains, implementing reporting mechanisms and conducting on-the-ground assessments is significant. But...

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12 July 2017

Mars, Tesco, Vinci & General Electric join Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

Author: Ethical Performance

Four large companies have signed up to the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, an international business alliance campaigning to eliminate fees imposed on applicants when they take jobs. The group, which sees the charging of employees as a...

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10 July 2017
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Author: La Tribuna (Honduras)

“Arranca proyecto para reducir trabajo infantil en cafetales hondureños”, 5 de Julio de 2017 ...

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