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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30 March 2017

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

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Article
27 March 2017

Commentary: "Agencies have vital role in ending slavery", says director of recruitment agency

Author: Shan Saba, Business Development Director at Brightwork, in The Scotsman (UK)

The words “modern slavery” should have no place in 21st century Britain...But, to our shame, it does exist...The full gravity of the situation was brought home to me recently when I completed the Stronger Together workshop which focused on tackling...

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22 March 2017
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Author: Dominique Pialot, La Tribune (France)

« L’économie et la finance françaises se mobilisent pour le climat », 21 mars 2017...

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20 March 2017
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Author: Perrine Signoret, Le Monde (France)

"Facebook et Instagram interdisent l'utilisation de vos données « à des fins de surveillance »", 14 mars 2017...

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16 March 2017

Norway: KLP pension fund divests from Dakota Access Pipeline citing insufficient consultations & lack of progress in influencing company through active ownership

Author: KLP

"KLP excludes companies involved in Dakota Access Pipeline",...

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15 March 2017
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Author: Ouest France

« Discrimination à l'embauche. El Khomri épingle AccorHotels et Courtepaille », 15 mars 2017...

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13 March 2017

Companies' Anti-Slavery Performance Improves, Study on California Statements reveals

Author: iPoint-systems, on CSRwire

"Companies' Anti-Slavery Performance Improves, iPoint-funded Study Reveals", 7 Mar 2017...

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13 March 2017
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Author: Morgane Tual, Le Monde (France)

« Les entreprises du Web s'affichent en faveur des LGBT et veulent le faire savoir », 11 mars 2017...

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Article
8 March 2017

British consumer co-operative to offer employment for victims of modern slavery

Author: Belfast Telegraph

"Co-op to offer jobs to survivors of modern slavery", 3 March 2017...

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Article
8 March 2017

Clothing company VF to adopt responsible sourcing policy for wood pulp to tackle deforestation & human rights issues in supply chain

Author: Ellen Wulfhorst, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Apparel titan VF Corp tackles deforestation & human rights issues in supply chain", 27 Feb 2017...

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