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Company Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence

Although many companies do not yet have human rights due diligence practices in place, some are starting to lead the way. See below and on the right for recent examples of company action to respect human rights, including implementation of human rights due diligence.

We also highlight key benchmarks assessing companies' disclosure of human rights policies and practices across different sectors.

Human Rights Benchmarks

2020 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark on human rights disclosures of 230 companies across 5 sectors

Due diligence remains one of the weakest areas, with nearly half of companies failing on every indicator - we need mandatory laws to eradicate abuse

KnowTheChain benchmarks on companies' efforts in addressing forced labour risks

KnowTheChain benchmarks covering the apparel & footwear, food & beverage, and information & communications technology sectors help identify leading practices as well as gaps.

Renewable Energy & Human Rights Benchmark

This first human rights benchmark of the largest renewable energy companies reveals that most lack the essential human rights policies to avoid abuse of the communities and workers on which a just transition depends.