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 October 2017

Global hotel groups commit to focus on carbon, water, youth employment and human rights in support of UN sustainable development goals

Author: Global Newswire

Carlson Rezidor hotel group supports first ever industry-wide global commitment to sustainability, 26 Sep 2017 ...

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17 October 2017

Leading global hotel groups support UN 2030 Agenda, including: water, carbon, youth employment, and human rights

CARLSON REZIDOR hotel group Supports first ever industry-wide global commitment to sustainability...

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11 October 2017

IFC's accountability mechanism releases approach to reprisals which addresses vulnerable individuals in its process

Author: Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO)

"CAO Approach to Responding to Concerns of Threats and Incidents of Reprisals in CAO Operations", 10 Oct 2017...

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10 October 2017

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

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9 October 2017

UK: Home Office updates guidance for business reporting under the Modern Slavery Act

Author: UK Home Office, Published on: 4 October 2017...

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4 October 2017

Institute for Human Rights & Business launches new initiative supporting companies to respect LGBTI rights

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4 October 2017

Many companies in high-risk sectors aren’t addressing slavery risks in UK Modern Slavery Act statements, report says

Author: CORE (UK)

This report aims to provide a snapshot of if and how [50] companies are including information in their Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. [It focuses] on companies sourcing...

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3 October 2017

Consumer Goods Forum releases new booklet highlighting positive actions of businesses tackling forced labour in global supply chains

Author: Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has...published the 2nd edition of its Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet, highlighting the positive actions of CGF members as they tackle forced labour in their global supply chains. [Members of The Consumer...

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2 October 2017
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Author: EFE, Sin Embargo (México)

“Una cadena holandesa promoverá la igualdad de género al eliminar estereotipos en la ropa infantil”, 28 de Septiembre de 2017...

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2 October 2017

Commentary: New model programme gives construction industry 8 pathways to achieve best practice in addressing slavery in supply chains

Author: Dr Shamir Ghumra, Ethical Corporation

"Opinion: 'We Can Tackle Modern Slavery in the Construction Industry,'" 25 September 2017...

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