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7 Mai 2009

War on Want

[DOC] Final Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Business and Human Rights

…We do not accept the government’s approach to business and human rights, which is based on the use of voluntary initiatives and the promotion of corporate social responsibility (CSR)…War on Want has itself gathered evidence…highlighting human rights abuses committed by UK corporations….UK corporations must be required to ensure that human rights of individuals and local communities are respected wherever they operate or have influence over a business within their supply chain…[T]he Corporate Responsibility (CORE) coalition has proposed the creation a new body [a Commission for Business, Human Rights and the Environment] to address the human rights responsibilities of companies when operating abroad. …War on Want supports such a body…[refers to Anglo American, Coca–Cola, Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Wal-Mart, Caterpillar, Tesco]

Part of the following timelines

Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights - The impact of UK-based mining companies on the Philippines, particularly focusing on the right to food

Final Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Business and Human Rights