The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) is the first-ever ranking of the world's largest publicly listed companies on their human rights performance. The CHRB has now begun its pilot benchmark process.
The 2016 pilot benchmark will rank the top 100 companies in the agricultural products, apparel, and extractive industries using a rigorous methodology, developed over two years and in consultation with over 400 companies, industry associations, investors, governments, civil society representatives, academics and lawyers.
Weighting of the indicators used to assess companies' human rights policies and practice and assign a final ranking score.
“The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark is at the forefront of encouraging our largest companies to demonstrate the leadership in human rights that the global market needs. CEO’ s have been clear that a human rights benchmark is one of themost powerful tools to change corporate policy and practice by using market mechanisms to generate ‘ a race to the top’ . The rigorous methodology, and its wide consultation with companies, civil society and governments, adds to the credibility and power of the Benchmark."
- Richard Howitt, MEP, European Parliament Spokesperson in Corporate Social Responsibility
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