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Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking, UN Global Compact & RESPECT initiative launch interactive map of anti-trafficking organisations
The Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (GBCAT), United Nations Global Compact and the RESPECT Initiative (comprised of the Global Initiative, Babson College's Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, and IOM) have launched...
Commentary: AI can help strengthen supply chain transparency but also create human rights risks for workers
Author: Emre Eren Korkmaz, OpenGlobalRights
"Artifical intelligence can be a boon for businesses, but can it protect workers?" 17 May 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: Technology and Human Rights: Artificial Intelligence
- Related companies: Accenture
Author: El Diario de la República
“Un tema pendiente” - 14 de mayo de 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: Child labour
Uganda: NGOs accuse LafargeHolcim of neglecting former child labourers in its supply chain; includes company's comments
Bread for all & the Catholic Lenten Fund have accused LafargeHolcim of failing to resolve alleged child labour issues in its subsidiaries in Uganda. The company and its subsidiary, Hima Cement, have denied resorting to the use of child labour in...
...Seit 2015 arbeiten wir mit einer eigens entwickelten und Daimler-spezifischen Methode, dem Daimler Human Rights Respect System (HRRS)... Im Jahr 2017 haben wir unser bisheriges zweistufiges Verfahren zur Risikoprüfung auf Basis der Erfahrunge...
- Related companies: Daimler
How electric car & tech companies could be using child labour-mined cobalt from small-scale miners in Dem. Rep. of Congo; includes companies' comments
Car and technology companies source cobalt, which is used in powering electric vehicles and smartphones, from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A CNN investigation has revealed that children still work in some smaller mines, posing a challenge for the...
Civil society briefing on EU Regulation on due diligence in mineral supply chains provides guidance to companies, Member States & EU Commission
Author: Global Witness, Amnesty Int'l, Germanwatch & 14 other NGOs
"Advice note to companies, member states, and the European Commission: Implementation of the EU regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum, and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from...
- Related in-depth areas: Due diligence
Author: Accountabilitea, India
"Nine Years of Neglect: Deaths of Indian Tea Estates under the World Bank's Watch", 27 April 2018...
- Related stories: India: CAO Investigation report low wages & poor working conditions at Tata-World Bank Plantations
- Related companies: APPL (Amlgamated Plantations Private) Tata Group