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Human Rights and the FTSE 100 (UK)

From 1 October 2013 company directors of UK Companies will have to include human rights issues in their annual reports...This review examines how FTSE 100 companies reported Human Rights in their 2012 Annual Reports...Some companies have provided comprehensive information...Forty-five Companies (46%) included Human Rights in their 2012 Annual Report...Those sectors and Companies that operate in the non-developed world, such as Mining and Oil & Gas Producers already recognize the importance of reporting on Human Rights. UK centric sectors, such as Automobiles & Parts and Construction & Materials, have not reported on Human Rights [refers to AB Food, AstraZeneca, Aviva, BHP Billiton, BP, British American Tobacco, G4S, Glencore Xstatra, Randgold, Rio Tinto, SABMiller]