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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12 January 2017

Germany: CEO initiative encourages companies to facilitate integration of migrants

Author: Patrick McGee, Financial Times

“German billionaire rallies business to migrant cause”, 8 January 2017...

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10 January 2017
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Author: E-RSE (France)

« Les 10 tendances du green business et du développement durable en 2016 », janvier 2017...

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29 December 2016

Google to meet climate mitigation goals & be powered entirely by renewables in 2017

Author: RE100

"Google set to reach 100& renewable electricity," 6 Dec 2016...

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22 December 2016

B Team report highlights business actions to support & welcome refugees

Author: B Team

"New Report: Refugees are an Opportunity for Humanity", 10 Dec 2016...

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21 December 2016
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Author: Corinne Joiris, dans Miroir Social (France)

« Les démarches novatrices des assureurs canadiens en prévention de santé », 20 décembre 2016...

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21 December 2016

US tech firms say they will not help govt. build registry of Muslims, if asked

Author: Nick Statt, Verge (USA)

Apple, Google, and Uber join list of tech companies refusing to build Muslim registry, 16 Dec 2016...

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21 December 2016

USA: CEO of Penzeys Spices achieves sales surge by standing up against discriminatory rhetoric

Author: Eric March, Upworthy

“A spice company CEO took a stand against bigotry. It turned out to be good for business”, 2 December 2016...

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20 December 2016

Tech giants pledge to keep children out of cobalt mines that supply smartphone and electric-car batteries

Author: Peter Whoriskey and Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post

Separate groups of the world’s leading technology companies are launching two initiatives to curb “the worst forms of child labor” and other abusive practices in the supply chain for cobalt, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries that power...

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20 December 2016
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Author: Le Monde (France)

« Pourquoi les géants du Web se prononcent soudain sur le fichage des musulmans », 19 décembre 2016...

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16 December 2016
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Author: AFP & handicap.fr (France)

« Emploi et handicap : 5 grandes entreprises boostent les PME », 13 décembre 2016...

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