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BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark 2019 shows 4 out of 5 banks are failing on human rights

Published on 26 November 2019, the third iteration of BankTrack's Human Rights Benchmark assesses 50 of the largest global banks on their progress towards implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It finds that nearly a decade after the UNGPs were adopted, banks are failing on human rights - while more banks have human rights policies in place, not one was able to show that it is addressing specific abuses.

Dutch bank ABN AMRO tops the table, the only bank to be classed as a ‘leader’ for its human rights commitments and reporting.

As part of the benchmarking process, BankTrack contacted each bank for comments on their draft scores. The full report includes links to 50 individual web pages showing each banks' results in full - including banks' comments (Appendix I). The report, as well as a four page summary are available below.