2 new reports on corporate human rights reporting (by UN Global Compact, Realizing Rights, GRI)
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Author: Robert Krupp, SocialFunds.com
In order to encourage improvements in the coverage of human rights principles in corporate sustainability reporting, the GRI, along with the United Nations Global Compact and Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, embarked upon a collaborative project named "Human rights—A call to action."... In September, 2009, the Working Group published a report detailing its recommendations for improved corporate reporting on human rights. SocialFunds.com spoke with Bastian Buck, the Technical Development Coordinator for the Working Group, about the findings of the report... "The Working Group focused on the scope of human rights" in its report, Buck [said]. According to the report, "Reporting organizations need guidance on how to identify which human rights are relevant for reporting, not just what to consider."
Author: Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact, Realizing Rights
While a growing number of tools related to human rights and business provide useful guidance for companies, most do not provide detailed information on human rights reporting. This guide aims to fill that gap.
Human rights – A call to action [2 new reports: A Resource Guide to Corporate Human Rights Reporting, Corporate Human Rights Reporting - An Analysis of Current Trends]
Author: Global Reporting Initiative
The United Nations Global Compact, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative and the Global Reporting Initiative marked the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights with the collaborative project: “Human rights – A call to action”...The efforts described above have...lead to the development of the following practical resources to help companies to improve their human rights reporting: A Resource Guide to Corporate Human Rights Reporting...Corporate Human Rights Reporting - An Analysis of Current Trends...
Author: Elizabeth Umlas, commissioned by Realizing Rights, Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact
This independent analysis, based on a review of 57 recent sustainability reports from companies representing a range of industry sectors, presents examples of encouraging trends in human rights reporting, as well as indications of key areas where there is room for improvement. The aim of this review is not to put forward industry “best practice” but rather to provide reporting organizations and others with ideas to build on.
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