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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UK: Co-op releases modern slavery statement & calls on other companies to help victims back in employment
Author: Terry Slavin, Ethical Corporation
"Join us in fight against slavery, says Co-op" 10 May 2017...
USA: Ben & Jerry's reminds we are all obliged to speak up against injustice & calls for reform of prison system
Author: Ben & Jerry's (USA)
"It’s Time to Reform the Criminal (In)justice System", 4 May 2017...
- Related in-depth areas: Positive initiatives by businesses to protect civic freedoms
- Related companies: Ben & Jerry's (part of Unilever) Unilever
Author: Manoela Vianna, C&A Foundation (Brazil)
“ILO partners with São Paulo textile sector to promote decent work”, 4 May 2017...
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, ICAR, Naumann Foundation
...As business joins civil society and labor in calling on the G20 to address due diligence in global supply chains, it is now up to the G20 countries to respond. With the G20 Labor and Employment Ministerial meeting less than two weeks out, the event...
Norway's wealth fund excludes Bharat Heavy Electricals from investments based on it's assessment of risk to environment.
Author: Gwladys Fouche, Reuters
India's Bharat Heavy Electricals has been excluded from the investment portfolio of Norway's $935-billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, the Norwegian central bank said on Friday....
Author: Boursier.com (France)
« BNP Paribas : s'engage à être neutre en carbone d'ici fin 2017», 3 mai 2017...
- Related companies: BNP Paribas
Author: OIT Brasil (Brazil)
“OIT fecha parceria com setor têxtil de São Paulo para promover trabalho decente-Novo projeto terá como foco a melhoria das condições de trabalho e gestão nas oficinas de costura de São Paulo (SP).”, 2 de maio de 2017...
- Related companies: Zara (part of Inditex)
... Die Menschenrechte zu achten und zu wahren hat für Daimler höchste Priorität. Im Mittelpunkt stehen für uns gerechte Arbeitsbedingungen und Arbeitnehmerrechte ebenso wie die Ablehnung jeder Form der Diskriminierung und der Zwangs- und Kinderarbeit...
- Related companies: Daimler