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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30 June 2020
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Author: Pacto Global Rede Brasil

“174 empresas pedem retomada econômica sustentável com atenção ao clima...

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9 June 2020

Commentary: Robust assessments of companies’ activities will offer the foundations of knowing & showing support for racial equality

Author: Andrea Shemberg, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

“What do the UNGPs expect companies to do about racial discrimination?”, 8 June 2020...

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9 June 2020

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....

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9 June 2020

KnowTheChain: Ranking of 49 ICT companies on efforts to address forced labour in supply chains

Author: KnowTheChain

KnowTheChain evaluated the 49 largest ICT companies globally on their efforts to address forced labor and human trafficking in their supply chains. The results show that: ...

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3 June 2020

UK: Almost 200 CEOs sign letter to Boris Johnson, calling on govt. to deliver a green recovery plan in the wake of COVID-19

Author: Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian

“Top business leaders call on Boris Johnson to set out green recovery plan”, 1 June 2020...

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25 May 2020
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Author: El País (Brasil)

“Movimento expõe empresas do Brasil que financiam, via anúncios, sites de extrema direita e notícias falsas. Inspirada em modelo dos EUA, versão brasileira da conta Sleeping Giants alerta companhias sobre publicidade em páginas que ajudam a propagar a...

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13 May 2020
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Author: Observatório da Mineração

“Investidores que controlam R$ 76 trilhões cobram a Vale e outras mineradoras a garantir a segurança de barragens”, 07 de maio de 2020...

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5 May 2020
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28 April 2020
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Author: Catraca Livre (Brazil)

“Marcas fortalecem ações contra violência doméstica no isolamento. País registra aumento no número de mulheres agredidas dentro de casa durante a pandemia de Covid-19”, 24 de Abril de 2020...

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22 April 2020

Commentary: Corporate crisis management teams should use human rights specialists to ensure ethical responses to COVID-19

Author: Ron Popper, Global Business Initiative for Human Rights

“Pandemic shows need to integrate human rights specialists in crisis management teams”, 20 April 2020...

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