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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26 June 2017
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Author: Gastronomía & CIA

“Las grandes compañías alimentarias se unen para erradicar el trabajo esclavo”, 25 de Junio de 2017...

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26 June 2017
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Author: Alejandra Arteaga, Huffington Post (México)

“Estas empresas pusieron su granito de arena por la inclusión en el Mes del Orgullo”, 24 de Junio de 2017...

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21 June 2017

Starbucks to hire 2,500 refugees in its European coffee shops despite backlash

Author: Sara Spary, BuzzFeed

"Starbucks Will Hire 2,500 Refugees To Work In Its European Coffee Shops Despite Backlash", 20 Jun 2017...

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20 June 2017
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Author: Pieter Van Nuffel, DataNews

Après que les Etats-Unis aient annoncé leur retrait de l'accord climatique de Paris, Apple mise elle-même sur l'énergie propre. L'entreprise veut en effet émettre pour un milliard de dollars (quelque 900 millions d'euros) d'obligations pour des...

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20 June 2017

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

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20 June 2017
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Author: Chantal Fernandez, Le Monde (France)

Le 1er juin, l'annonce du président américain Donald Trump de sortir de l'accord historique sur le climat signé à Paris en 2015 afin de réduire les émissions de carbone n'a pas vraiment été une surprise...Et l'industrie de la mode...étant une source...

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19 June 2017
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Author: Iulia Sala, Handirect (France)

« Handicap et entreprise quelle contribution à la stratégie », 12 juin 2017...

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16 June 2017

USA: 30 large law firms pledge to test rule requiring 30% of their leadership candidates to be minorities & women

Author: Debra Cassens Weiss, American Bar Association Journal

"Law firms test 'Mansfield rule' to promote more women and minorities into leadership roles", 12 Jun 2017...

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15 June 2017

Carlsberg announces ambitious sustainability goals in wake of Trump climate change decision

Author: Miranda Wadham, The Investment Observer

International brewer Carlsberg announced a host of ambitious sustainability targets on Tuesday, driven by US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. Called "Together Towards ZERO", the brewer's plans...

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12 June 2017

Lebanon: Tech companies develop apps to improve refugees' education and healthcare

Author: Sputnik International

Lebanon's 'Silicon Valley' Showcases Latest Apps to Help Refugees, 9 June 2017...

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