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BSR & GlobeScan find companies list human rights as most important corporate sustainability issue

Author: Margaret Jungk, BSR, Published on: 14 October 2016

"Why Businesses Say Human Rights Is Their Most Urgent Sustainability Priority," 13 Oct 2016

…BSR and GlobeScan asked 300 business leaders…to tell us about the corporate sustainability issues that were most important to them. And this year, like the last five running, they told us that human rights was their number-one priority…So why are business leaders focusing on human rights?…Earlier this year, I gathered BSR member companies…to find out which issues were the most urgent to address and where companies needed the most help. Here's what they told me.

  1. Human rights touches every aspect of a company’s operations…
  2. Human rights is the language of the people…
  3. Human rights is the essence of sustainability…
  4. Human rights are universal…
  5. Human rights have both legal clarity and ethical imperative…

At BSR, we are responding to the call of our member companies for greater support on human rights issues…But, ultimately, we see that expanding in this area is not only a response to a business need. It’s also a response to a human rights need…

[Also refers to Coca Cola Company.]

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Related companies: Coca-Cola