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5 Dec 2008

OHCHR, IBLF, UN Global Compact & Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Faculty of Law, Monash University [Australia]

[PDF] Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide

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Readers are guided through each of the rights contained in the UN treaties...and given a description of what each right means in general terms and how it may be relevant to a company’s activities...To bring reality to the report, each description of a right is illustrated by one or more short case studies demonstrating how the right can be relevant to business. The companies profiled have been given a chance to comment...For each right in the report the authors offer suggested practical actions for company managers’ consideration...[refers to Freeport McMoRan, Freeport Indonesia (part of Freeport-McMoRan), Hamersley Iron (part of Rio Tinto), Coca-Cola, Bebidas y Alimentos, Panamerican Beverages, James Hardie, BP, TeGenero, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Titan (now L-3 Titan), CACI, Unocal (part of Chevron), GSL Australia (part of Group 4 Securicor), Aker Kværner, Bosasa, Newmont, British American Tobacco, UBS, Credit Suisse, AOL (part of Time Warner), Victorian Clinical Genetics Service, Yahoo! Hong Kong, Alibaba.com, HP (Hewlett-Packard), TPG, British Airways, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Cisco Systems, Wal-Mart, Shell, Bayer CropScience, Emergent Genetics (part of Monsanto), Monsanto, Bayer, Singer, Ben & Jerry’s (part of Unilever), Unilever Bestfoods, Starbucks, Elf Aquitaine (now part of Total), Cracker Barrel (part of CBRL Group), Calvert Group, Alcoa, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (part of Toyota), Tae Kwang Vina, Nike, Pentland Group, Barclays, Novartis, BHP Billiton, Mod-Style, Panarub, Adidas, Enron, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney, Marriott, Malaysia Airlines, IBM, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, Guatemala Nickel Company, PT Lapindo Brantas, Lafayette Philippines (part of Lafayette Mining), Aguas del Tunari, Abengoa, Union Carbide (part of Dow Chemical), McDonald's, IKEA, RiceTec]

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