Introducing our new German website
Read this message in German.
13 January 2015 - We have been busy working on a German language version of our leading website on business and human rights and we are excited to announce that it is now live!
Access the website here: http://www.business-humanrights.org/de
Features include full navigation in German and dedicated landing pages on big issues from major sporting events and natural resources, to the UN Guiding Principles and binding treaty discussions.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has also translated articles and materials previously only available in English, like Joanne Bauer's "Where Is Business and Human Rights in Germany?" (in German).
The website hosts guidance materials for companies and promotes examples of positive business practices like adidas groups’ complaints process aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
It also highlights business and human rights developments that are particularly relevant to German-speaking countries, like Germany’s development of a National Action Plan on business and human rights and its intention to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
Recent stories (in German) include:
- Germany announces development of National Action Plan on business & human rights (6. November 2014, Auswärtiges Amt)
- Adidas establishes complaint mechanism process aligned with UN Guiding Principles (6. November 2014, Adidas Gruppe)
- Mexico: German gunmaker Heckler & Koch allegedly supplied guns to conflict regions in Mexico used by the police force to kill protestors (5. Januar 2015, Unternehmensantwort)
- Euopean Homecare Private Security Company heavily criticized for mistreatment of refugees (18. Dezember 2014, SZ)
Responses from German speaking business to allegations of human rights abuse are on the homepage and easily searchable; we have recently received responses from Lidl, Heckler & Koch and KiK. The website will also bolster our work with German-speaking civil society by giving international visibility to their reports and seeking company responses to their concerns.
We welcome your feedback, comments, and requests. You can contact Isabel Ebert ([email protected]) who is currently rolling out our German website, and Eniko Horvath, Western Europe Researcher & Representative ([email protected]).