Is the Auditing and Certification Industry Fit for Human Rights Due Diligence?
Auditing and certification providers have not effectively integrated human rights into their own policies and due diligence processes resulting in the use of deficient standards and methodologies based on an incomplete understanding of human rights, write Hannah Shaikh and Claudia Müller-Hoff.View Post
USMCA: A New Frontier for Labour Rights in Trade Deals
Daniel Rangel from Public Citizen looks at how provisions in the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal are helping to support labour rights in MexicoView Post
Workers must be the foundation of any human rights due diligence approach
In the lead up to the introduction of mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (mHREDD) in Europe, it is clear many companies support the need for legislation. However, those wanting their efforts to be effective must ensure they are taking a worker-centric approach. The findings from KnowTheChain’s latest apparel and footwear benchmark highlighted where companies stand with such approaches.View Post
Hidden in plain sight: Commodity traders’ human rights impacts and responsibilities
Commodity traders play a key role in connecting global value chains yet have largely avoided scrutiny over human rights impacts. With mandatory due diligence laws approaching, the time has come for the commodity trading industry to step up efforts to address human rights and environmental risks linked to their operations and business relationships.View Post
The corporate accountability paradox
Corporate accountability commitments have proliferated in the apparel industry since the 1990s. Yet these corporate promises have created a paradox: the more assurances workers get, the more vulnerable they become.View Post
How mandatory human rights due diligence could safeguard women homeworkers working within global supply chains
Lucy Brill and Shanta Bhavnani of Homeworkers Worldwide looks at how HRDD legislation can be designed that is sensitive to the situation of homeworkers in supply chains.View Post
Reform or Bust – No WTO without workers’ rights for fair competition
Sharan Burrow and Phil Bloomer call for reform of the World Trade Organisation so that trade rules better support human rights and labour rightsView Post
Human rights due diligence legislation: New hope for victims of land grabs in Cambodia?
Mandatory due diligence laws may offer opportunity for redress for communities affected by longstanding patterns of abuse in their supply chains, write Inclusive Development International's Coleen Scott and Sarah SinghView Post
Copa America or Covid America?
Marina Novaes explores the responsibility of company sponsors for Copa America, taking place in a region severely affected by the pandemicView Post
The Quiet Radicalism of the Responsibility to Respect
Francis West from Shift on the striking progress and untapped potential of the UNGPs ten years laterView Post