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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29 November 2016
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Author: La Libre Belgique (Belgique)

"Barry Callebaut : le chocolatier ne veut plus d'un cacao issu de l'extrême pauvreté", 28 novembre 2016...

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23 November 2016

Following a letter to Trump, 10 companies state how climate change impacts their businesses

Author: Ucilia Wang & Alison Moodie, Guardian (UK)

"What businesses want Trump to know about climate change," 23 Nov 2016...

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23 November 2016

Vietnam: Ecofarm aims to increase agricultural sustainability & farmers' resilience to climate change

Author: Business Call to Action Press Release, in 3BL Media

"Creating Big Impacts with Small Farmers", 21 Nov 2016...

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22 November 2016
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Author: Instituto Danés de Derechos Humanos

“Guía de derechos humanos y empresas en México”, 18 de Noviembre de 2016...

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22 November 2016

USA: DNB sells stakes in companies involved in Dakota Access Pipeline over indigenous rights concerns

Author: The Local (Sweden)

"Norway's top bank drops assets in Dakota Access Pipeline," 18 Nov 2016...

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21 November 2016

10 food & beverage companies recognise importance of sustainable agriculture to develop climate resilience

Author: Sara Sciammacco, Ceres

"Global Food and Beverage Executives Call for Action on Climate and Food Security at COP22", 17 Nov 2016...

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21 November 2016

COP22 demonstrates climate change as central issue of intl. relations & needs to be addressed to meet sustainable development goals

Author: Paula Caballero, World Resources Institute

 "STATEMENT: At COP22 in Marrakech, Climate Negotiators Agree to Roadmap to 2018," 18 Nov 2016...

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18 November 2016

UN launches initiative to showcase activities by businesses & govts. that aid transition to carbon neutrality

Author: Global Climate Action

"UN Helps Individuals, Companies and Governments Go Climate Neutral: 'Momentum for Change' Joins 'Climate Neutral Now'," 17 Nov 2016...

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17 November 2016

200 companies commit to science based emission reduction targets to align operations with Paris Agreement goals

Author: World Resources Institute Press Release

"RELEASE: 200 Companies Commit to Science Based Targets, Surpassing Expectations for Corporate Climate Action", 16 Nov 2016...

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17 November 2016

Microsoft releases paper on accelerating action towards carbon neutrality throughout their operations

Author: Global Climate Action

"Beyond Carbon Neutral: Microsoft Accelerating Climate Action," 16 Nov 2016...

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