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[DOC] Final Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Business and Human Rights

Author: War on Want, Published on: 7 May 2009

…We do not accept the government’s approach to business and human rights, which is based on the use of voluntary initiatives and the promotion of corporate social responsibility (CSR)…War on Want has itself gathered evidence…highlighting human rights abuses committed by UK corporations….UK corporations must be required to ensure that human rights of individuals and local communities are respected wherever they operate or have influence over a business within their supply chain…[T]he Corporate Responsibility (CORE) coalition has proposed the creation a new body [a Commission for Business, Human Rights and the Environment] to address the human rights responsibilities of companies when operating abroad. …War on Want supports such a body…[refers to Anglo American, Coca–Cola, Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Wal-Mart, Caterpillar, Tesco]

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Related companies: Anglo American ASDA (part of Walmart) Caterpillar Coca-Cola Tesco Walmart