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[DOC] Examples of companies’ impacts on a range of human rights issues

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 1 December 2005

The table below lists a range of human rights issues for business. For each issue, it provides an example of a positive company initiative and an example of an alleged abuse.
[Issues covered in the chart:
- Workplace health & safety
- Supply chain
- Freedom of association / Right to form & join trade unions
- Working conditions
- Child labour
- Forced labour
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Racial/ethnic/ caste discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Unfair trial & rule of law
- Genocide
- Rape & sexual abuse
- Torture & ill-treatment
- Security & conflict
- Freedom of expression
- Housing & displacement
- Health
- Access to medicines
- Poverty & development
- Disclosure/use of payments to govts. (affecting poverty & development)
- Indigenous peoples
- Access to water
- Environment
- Education]

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Related companies: Abbott Laboratories adidas Aker Kvaerner Alcan (now Rio Tinto Alcan) Anvil Mining (part of China Minmetals) Archer Daniels Midland Ballarpur Industries Limited Barratts Shoes Bayer Body Shop (part of Natura) BP Bristol-Myers Squibb CACI Cargill Carrefour Casino Caterpillar Cemex Children's Place Cisco Systems Coca-Cola ConocoPhillips Cotton Group De Beers (part of Anglo American) Dell Deutsche Bank Doe Run (part of Renco) DuPont EDF Equinor (formerly Statoil) Eskom ExxonMobil Fluor Gap Gilead Sciences Glamis Gold (part of Goldcorp) GlaxoSmithKline Grupo Nueva H&M Hess Corporation Holcim (part of LafargeHolcim) HP (Hewlett-Packard) HSBC IBM IKEA Inditex ING Intel J.C. Penney Kader Levi Strauss MAC Cosmetics (part of Estée Lauder) Marathon Oil Mattel Merck Merrill Lynch (part of Bank of America) Microsoft Morgan Stanley Nestlé New Wave Group Newman's Own Nike Pentland Group Procter & Gamble Rabobank Reebok (part of adidas) Riggs Bank (now part of PNC Financial Services) Rio Tinto Roche Royal Philips Electronics SC Johnson Sears Sony Starbucks Stella International [Taiwan] Tata Iron and Steel (TISCO) (part of Tata Group) Texaco (part of Chevron) Thames Water (part of RWE) Titan (now L-3 Titan) UBS Unilever United Airlines (part of United Continental) Virgin Blue (part of Virgin Group) Vodafone Volkswagen Walmart Walt Disney Yahoo! (part of Verizon)