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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23 February 2017

Human Rights Impact Assessment of Business Activities: Key Criteria for Establishing a Meaningful Practice

Author: Nora GÖTZMAN, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

This article considers the emerging practice of human rights impact assessment (HRIA) in the field of business and human rights. As HRIA is relatively new, current approaches vary considerably, indicating that there is a need for the business and...

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15 February 2017

More than 760 co.s & investors call on new administration to commit to low carbon policies & Paris Agreement.

Author: Coordinated by C2ES, Ceres, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, The B Team, The Climate Group, We Mean Business, World Wildlife Fund

"Businesses back low carbon USA" ...

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15 February 2017

USA: Companies take stance on climate change & renewable energy as new leadership takes office

Companies are calling on peers as well as on the new administration to commit to climate action, international environmental standards and promote renewable energy. 

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14 February 2017

Chief Sustainability Officer at HP calls for co.s to commit to climate action despite uncertain US policy

Author: Lara Birkes, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, on JustMeans.com

"The essential business of climate change", 14 February 2017...

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13 February 2017
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Author: EnerGeek (France)

« Le spécialiste danois de l’éolien Dong Energy abandonnera le charbon d’ici 2023 », 8 février 2017...

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13 February 2017

Weakening of Dodd-Frank Act will not affect general trend towards responsible mineral sourcing, says RCS Global

Author: RCS Global

“Stakeholder Update: Dodd-Frank 1502 Consultation”, 10 February 2017...

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10 February 2017
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Author: Marie-Sophie Ramspacher, Les Echos (France)

« Handicap psychique : Akka Technologies sensibilise ses RH », 8 février 2017...

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9 February 2017

Publish What You Pay urges oil, gas & mining firms to support US law on disclosure of payments to govts. - statements of support by 13 firms

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has invited 30 companies to respond to an open letter by Publish What You Pay coalitions and several of their member NGOs.  The letter urges the 30 companies to issue statements in support of disclosure by...

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6 February 2017
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1 February 2017

IKEA among first companies to support initiative to provide jobs to Syrian refugees in Jordan

Author: John Reed & Richard Milne, Financial Times

"Ikea to provide jobs for Syrian refugees in new Jordanian project", 31 Jan 2017...

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