hide message

Hello! Welcome to the Resource Centre.

We hope you find our free tools and resources useful. Did you know we also work directly with community advocates, providing them with the skills and resources to document corporate human rights abuses and effectively communicate with business?

This is only possible through generous donations from people like you.

Please consider supporting our work.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:
en/german-firms-breach-human-rights-abroad-govt-must-to-do-more-finds-study-0#c159039

German firms breach human rights abroad, govt. must to do more, finds study

Author: Deutsche Welle, Published on: 21 June 2017

In a joint publication [...] NGOs Germanwatch and Misereor have highlighted numerous examples of human rights abuses by German companies operating abroad... A third of the abuse allegations are concerning businesses in the energy and raw materials sector... Misereor and Germanwatch are highly critical of the German government's response, stating that last year's National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights has led to no substantial improvements... "Our research and analysis of 30 companies shows that - while some have adopted human rights policies, undertake risk assessments and have implemented a complaints procedure - in large part these initiatives fall far short of the UN guiding principles for business and human rights," says Bals [head of Germanwatch]. From 2018, the government will be conducting an annual review of German companies' attention to human rights. From 2020, according to the review results, it will consider introducing regulatory rights' protections.

Read the full post here

Related companies: Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg (EnBW) KfW Siemens Wintershall