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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Author: David Wei, We Mean Business
"COP23 to show business is implementing the Paris Agreement", 2 Nov 2017...
We Mean Business NGO network & corporate partners express support for COP23 vision of a "grand coalition" to accelerate climate action
Author: We Mean Business
"Making the Paris Vision a Reality", 2 Nov 2017...
Press Release: International Campaign for the Rohingya urges PETRONAS to withdraw from Myanmar to protest violence
Author: International Campaign for the Rohingya
"Press Release: International Campaign for the Rohingya (Malaysia) petitions Petronas to withdraw from Myanmar", 7 November...
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Many companies in high-risk sectors aren’t addressing slavery risks in UK Modern Slavery Act statements, report says
The report published by CORE Coalition provides an overview of how 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 50 companies...
USA: Microsoft drops lawsuit against Federal Govt. after Department of Justice limits use of secret data requests
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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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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