hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Fair Labor Association

Get RSS feed of these results

Related stories and components

Article
4 December 2013

H&M has given suppliers a major incentive to actually pay workers more

Author: Sarah Labowitz, Co-director, Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU Stern School of Business, in Quartz

H&M’s new strategy to raise wages at its supplier factories is a breath of fresh air after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. The incident only fueled the ongoing debate about the role of global retailers in respecting the rights of...

Read more

Article
1 August 2013

[PDF] From Audit to Innovation: Advancing Human Rights in Global Supply Chains

Author: Shift

Leading brands and retailers have, for several decades, recognized the need to address adverse social and labor conditions within their supply chains. The global convergence around the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights has reaffirmed...

Read more

Article
30 May 2013

[Statement] Foxconn should keep its promise; we need no fake trade unions [China]

Author: Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM)

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Foxconn to respond. Foxconn's response included] On 4 February 2013, Financial Times reported Foxconn (part of Hon Hai) would start trade union democratization in its Chinese factories with the...

Read more

Article
28 May 2013

Nestlé CRUNCH Bars to be Made from Certified Cocoa

Author: Harry Stevens, TriplePundit

Nestlé announced last week that CRUNCH bars, the company’s 75-year-old flagship brand, will be made entirely from ethically-certified cocoa beans by year’s end. The beans will be certified by UTZ Certified, one of the world’s largest and most...

Read more

Article
9 May 2013

Promise from Foxconn on democratic union is broken [China]

Author: SACOM

A recent report…reveals that…Foxconn [part of Hon Hai]…has never realized its commitment to promote democratic industrial relation and to fulfill its corporate social responsibility. In addition, according to the latest news report from a Chinese...

Read more

Article
8 May 2013

AFL-CIO report on failures of social audits & certification at protecting workers rights - 2013

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 23 April 2013 the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) released a report called "Responsibility Outsourced". AFL-CIO says that this report "digs underneath the façade of social auditing and certification...

Read more

Article
23 April 2013

Civil Society Consultation for US Country Visit of UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Author: Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable

On April 23rd, ICAR and the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown University Law Center hosted the UN Working Group (WG) on...[business &] human rights...as part of its country mission to the United States...ICAR invited leading representatives...

Read more

Article
26 March 2013

Shift releases report: Implications of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for the Fair Labor Association

Author: Shift

...[The] Fair Labor Association [is]...a multi-stakeholder initiative of universities, civil society organizations and...corporations that work to increase accountability and transparency from...[those] involved in global supply chains, and to create...

Read more

Article
12 March 2013

[PDF] Issue 4: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Mar 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions by UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,...

Read more

Article
11 February 2013

Four Human Rights Issues Every Food and Agriculture Company Needs to Understand

Author: Peter Nestor, BSR Insight

When the United Nations endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...businesses in nearly every industry took a more serious look at their human rights impacts. For food, beverage, and agriculture companies, labor rights are often...

Read more