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21 August 2019
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20 August 2019

Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders

On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...

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3 July 2018

Building Responsibly Announces Worker Welfare Principles

Building Responsibly...has developed a set of Worker Welfare Principles that establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry. [They] were developed in consultation with a diverse set of...

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11 June 2018

Report: How to promote responsible labour recruitment in the Gulf construction sector

Author: Mustafa Qadri, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Equidem; Nikhil Eapen, Equidem

"Responsible Recruitment: Addressing Gaps in Protections for Migrant Workers", June 2018...

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21 March 2017

USA: UPS, Nestlé & Microsoft among govt. contractors questioned on human rights due diligence following involvement in travel ban restrictions

Author: NomoGaia (USA)

“Companies are Helping the US Government Keep Travelers Out: Is it Rights-Respectful?”, 17 Mar 2017...

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6 March 2017

Coalition of construction & engineering companies, "Building Responsibly", advances agenda to protect workers' rights in the industry

In February 2017, six major engineering and construction companies - Bechtel, CH2M (now Jacobs), Flour, Multiplex, Vinci and Wood - formed an industry-led coalition called "Building Responsibly" aimed at promoting workers' rights and welfare. In June...

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13 July 2016

New report presents 6 case studies on company efforts against modern slavery in construction supply chains

Author: Emma Crates, CIOB

"CIOB calls for cross industry action to tackle modern slavery", 13 Jul 2016...

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10 June 2016

The Gulf: Cleaning up construction

Available at business-humanrights.org...an interactive platform that aims to track construction companies on their performance and action related to migrant workers’ rights in the Persian Gulf region. Based on a survey, it includes their direct...

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7 June 2016

New interactive platform tracks construction companies’ action on migrant-worker rights in the Gulf

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is inviting 100 construction companies operating in Qatar and/or the UAE to respond to a set of questions about their approach to migrant-worker rights. Of the 47 companies we have contacted to date, 10 comp...

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18 December 2015

Qatar World Cup 2022: New report argues workers are "paying with lives" while companies make billions in profits

A new report from the International Trade Union Confederation estimates that $15 billion profit will be made by companies working in Qatar on infrastructure for the controversial 2022 FIFA World Cup using up to 1.8 million migrant workers who are mode...

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