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We advance human rights in business.

We track over 10,000 companies, and help the vulnerable eradicate abuse.

Agrochemical companies must use their considerable influence and leverage to help transform food production and prevent further pandemics, write ECCHR's Corina Ajder and Soraia Da Costa Batista

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During 2020 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre followed up over 800 allegations of corporate human rights abuse. We supported affected workers and communities, built knowledge to tackle irresponsible and abusive business conduct and worked with partners to drive accountability for harm.

As we take stock of the challenges and successes of 2020 and look ahead to 2021, we commit to continue working to ensure business respect for human rights is central to a just recovery. We can only do this with the help of our partners, allies and YOU. Thank you!

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COVID-19

COVID-19 has spread across the globe impacting millions of people. The outbreak has been accompanied by waves of misinformation, fears of increased government surveillance and factory shutdowns. You can find the latest news on the implications of the outbreak for business and human rights here.

COVID-19: Supply Chain Workers

Impacts on supply chain workers, vulnerable to job losses, infection and worsening labour conditions.

COVID-19: Migrant Workers

Latest news on the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on migrant workers

COVID-19: Human Rights Defenders & Civic Freedoms

Impacts on human rights defenders raising concerns about business

Natural Resources

Energy, minerals, land and water sit at the heart of the transition to low-carbon economies, and at the start of every supply chain. However, the use of our planet's resources is all too often entwined with human rights abuse. Find out why we must ensure that the transition is both fast, and fair.

Renewable Energy

A just transition to a net-zero carbon economy

Extractives & Transition Minerals

Human rights impacts of the extractive industries and industry-specific initiatives to improve companies’ human rights practices

Agriculture

Shedding light on abuses linked to the agribusiness sector and building responsible practices

Technology & Human Rights

Technology offers powerful tools for society, but restrictions to digital freedom, and developments in artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, raise serious concerns about the impacts on human rights and the future of work.

Digital Freedom

Latest news and developments on declining digital freedom and key reports, guidance and tools

Gig Economy

Human rights implications and legal and policy rights protection frameworks for gig economy workers

Automation

Impacts of growing automation and mechanisation on work and human rights

Mandatory Due Diligence

The growing worldwide movement to legally require companies to undertake human rights due diligence.

National & Regional Developments on mHRDD

Find initiatives tracking and analysing legal developments

Companies & Investors in Support of mHRDD

Explore statements and calls for legislation and regulation

Gender, Business & Human Rights

Applying an intersectional approach is the most powerful way to tackle unfair treatment and transform the status quo. Gender justice must lie at the heart of business and human rights.

Tools & Guidance

Tools and guidance to strengthen connections between gender, business and human rights.

Research & Analysis

Unpack the gendered dimensions of different issues

Webinars, Videos & Podcasts

Watch and listen to different issues related to gender, business and human rights

UN Guiding Principles

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are a set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.

UNGPs Guidance & Implementation

See how companies and governments should implement the UNGPs

Background & History of Guiding Principles

Find out how the UN Guiding Principles came to exist

Text of the Guiding Principles

The full text of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Company responses

Our data

131,474
Total number of items
2,749
Attacks on human rights defenders
5,976
Company response requests