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A Landmark Standard for LGBTI Rights
Author: Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), Published on: 28 September 2017
"A Landmark Standard for LGBTI Rights," 26 September 2017
...Today [the Institute for Human Rights and Business] launched the Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex People, which builds on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact...
For decades, companies have operated in multiple jurisdictions where standards clash, and...have usually found practical solutions [to develop effective ways of respecting rights]. While such solutions are not necessarily perfect, they do support human rights and incrementally improve the environment, paving the way for reforms in the medium term... The LGBTI Standards of Business Conduct released today...are designed to support all companies in reviewing existing policies and practices - or establishing new ones - to respect and promote human rights of LGBTI people... [refers to Burger King, Colgate-Palmolive, Deutsche Bank, Hidesign, Honey Maid (part of Nabisco), IBM, Orange, Pay Pal, Titan Company, Baker McKenzie, and Simmons and Simmons]