Selected company reports

This is a selection of “good practice” company reports with substantive coverage of human rights issues, recommended to the Resource Centre by a range of experts. The reports are included for their strong references to some or all of the following:    

  • Practical implementation  
  • Policies & management systems  
  • Specific challenges & limitations  
  • Commitments & targets for future improvement  
  • Monitoring & verification, involvement of external stakeholders  
  • Management of human rights & environmental issues in the supply chain  

This is not a comprehensive list of good corporate human rights reports. Reports are included in this section without any judgment on the actual human rights performance of each company.

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22 June 2016

UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework database now includes 10 ICT companies

Author: Shift

The 10 largest information and communications technology (ICT) companies in the world by the FT500 are now in the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database. The companies include Apple, AT&T, China Mobile, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle,...

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8 September 2015

So. Africa: Study finds that many companies listed on JSE's Sustainability Index flout environmental laws

Author: Alide Dasnois, GroundUp

'Some of SA's top companies are quietly breaking the law', 8 Sep 2015: Some of the top companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are flouting environmental laws and not telling their shareholders, according to a study by the Centre for...

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20 January 2015

India: Report on companies' sustainability practices - an analysis of the top 100 listed companies

Author: Price Waterhouse Coopers Pvt. Ltd.

SEBI’s regulation in 2012 mandating the top 100 listed companies to report on their performance on the Business Responsibility Guidelines through Business Responsibility Reports (BRRs), along with their Annual Reports...The report sets out to document...

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21 October 2014

Microsoft's 2014 Citizenship Report highlights measures to support privacy & freedom of expression

Author: Microsoft

"Microsoft 2014 Citizenship Report", Oct 2014...

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26 June 2014

Ericsson paper on ICT sector's role in addressing human rights challenges

Author: Ericsson

"ICT and Human Rights: An ecosystem approach", 22 May 2014...

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19 December 2013

Organizations denounce Nestlé’s new human rights impact assessment as a public relations stunt

Author: Blue Planet Project, FIVAS, Food & Water Watch, and Public Services International

Nestlé’s new human rights assessment, launched at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights last week, is full of holes say labour and civil society organizations...Nestlé’s “Creating Shared Value” program is touted in the report as a strategy to...

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17 April 2013

[PDF] Tampakan Copper-Gold Project Sustainability Report 2012

Author: Xstrata Copper

This report provides comprehensive information about the Tampakan Project’s sustainable development (SD) performance during the 2012 calendar year…[The company has] developed this report using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines and...

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1 April 2013

[DOC] Nestlé reports on human rights performance for 2012

Author: Nestlé

This short video presents Nestlé’s approach to Business & Human Rights and the 8-pillar Human Rights Due Diligence Programme that we have implemented throughout our business activities. Detailed information on our achievements against these 8...

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