Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR)

BLIHR ceased activities in March 2009.  From the BLIHR website: "In 2003, we set out to find practical ways of implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in a business context. These practical ways are now clear to business. Our next challenge is to implement these practices in our own organizations, sectors and value chains around the world. As our work here comes to a close, there are now foundations to build from and windows of opportunity for the global business community to go further. This site is the ‘Legacy Website’ for the six years of work that took place between March 2003 and March 2009." 

Member companies of BLIHR were: ABB, AREVA, Barclays, Coca-Cola, Ericsson, General Electric, Gap, HP, National Grid, Newmont, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Novo Nordisk, StatoilHydro, Zain.

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