Company advances on human rights

Below are examples of practical steps companies are taking on human rights in their own operations and in their engagement with governments, from March 2015 onwards.  Items from 2011-2015 are in the process of being added to this section.

For examples prior to 2011, see our categories on "Support for initiatives promoting civil & political rights" and "Support for initiatives promoting economic, social and cultural rights".

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20 January 2020
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3 January 2020
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Author: Marina Fabre, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

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24 November 2019

Thailand: IKEA helps empower women from ethnic hill tribe villages through business partnerships, project hailed as a “model to emulate”

Author: Celestine Bohlen, New York Times

"These Villages in Thailand Are Part of the Global Economy. Go to Ikea to Find Out.", 19 Nov 2019...

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18 November 2019
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Author: Les Echos (France)

« Les entreprises s'engagent pour l'inclusion des personnes handicapées », 13 novembre 2019...

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14 November 2019
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Author: Annabel Benhaiem, Huffington Post

« Les violences conjugales affectent aussi le monde du travail », 14 novembre 2019...

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1 November 2019
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Author: Wolters Kluwer France

« Renault prend de nouveaux engagements pour l’égalité et la mixité sur quatre ans », 30 octobre 2019...

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23 October 2019

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. In 2020/2021 KnowTheChain will be becnhmarking 180 companies in three sectors. In 2019 will be publishing inves...

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17 October 2019

"Why human rights activists should work with companies – not just fight them"

Author: Regan Ralph, The Fund for Global Human Rights, in openDemocracy

...The rising tide of hostility to human rights, often spearheaded by authoritarian governments, has swept across the globe in recent years, with devastating consequences on rights and freedoms, and the people who defend them. The international...

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17 October 2019

Facebook's plan to add end-to-end encryption to its messaging services receives mixed responses from govts. & civil society

Facebook announced that it would add end-to-end encryption to all of its messaging services in an effort to better protect the privacy of its users. The announcement was supported by many human rights NGOs, noting the need to protect the right to...

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12 October 2019

Myanmar: Inclusive Business Challenge launched to recognise enterprises that address poverty & enhance economic growth

Author: John Liu, Myanmar Times

"Inclusive Business Challenge launched to recognise enterprises with social impact", 10 October 2019 The UK-aided DaNa Facility and Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association (MYEA) launched the Inclusive Business Challenge...to raise the awareness of "i...

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