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2 August 2019

Daimler CEO criticizes right-wing activities of works council faction and says company stands for tolerance & respect

Author: Daimler

"For Tolerance and Respect – Against Racism and Discrimination", 31. Juli 2019...

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2 August 2019
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24 July 2019

Statement from VAUDE's CEO on the need for legal regulation of company human rights responsibilities

Author: Antje von Dewitz, VAUDE

In global value chains, sustainability is currently largely voluntary. This means that we have to accept that the products we use are manufactured under conditions in which people are exploited and environmental damage occurs. In addition, it places...

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13 June 2019

Switzerland: Debate intensifies around Initiative for responsible business conduct launched by NGO coalition

In April 2015, a coalition of Swiss civil society organizations launched a public initiative to hold Swiss companies to account for human rights abuses committed abroad. The initiative seeks mandatory human rights due diligence requirements for all Sw...

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6 June 2019

List of large businesses & associations with public statements & endorsements in support of human rights due diligence regulation

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Large businesses (>1 bn € turnover) and associations with public statements and endorsements in support of mandatory human rights due diligence (non-comprehensive list), last updated 18 September 2019...

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26 May 2019

Australia: Finance CEOs support Uluru Statement recognising indigenous Australians in the constitution

Author: Elouise Fowler, Financial Review

"Finance gets behind the Uluru Statement", 23 May 2019...

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24 May 2019
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20 May 2019

Companies call on people to vote in EU elections amid concerns over rising nationalism

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14 May 2019

Dutch Senate votes to adopt child labour due diligence law

On 7 February 2017, the lower house of the Dutch Parliament adopted a law introducing a duty of care to prevent child labour. The “Child Labour Due Diligence Law” requires companies selling goods and services to Dutch end-users to determine whether...

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14 May 2019
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Am 14. Mai 2019 verabschiedete der niederländische Senat in einer als historisch gewerteten Abstimmung ein Gesetz zu unternehmerischen Sorgfaltspflichten im Kampf gegen Kinderarbeit. Das Unterhaus des niederländischen Parlaments hatte das Gesetz schon...

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