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30 Sep 2021

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World Benchmarking Alliance

The Methodology for the 2022–2023 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

This Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Methodology will be used to assess companies from the following five sectors in 2022 and 2023:

  • the apparel sector
    • the automotive manufacturing sector
    • the extractives sector
    • the food and agricultural products sector
    • the ICT manufacturing sector.

As with all of the World Benchmarking Alliance’s benchmarks, the results will be free, fully transparent and publicly available, to empower companies and stakeholders to take action towards a more inclusive and fair world.

This revised methodology is the result of a two-phase consultation process, including a literature review, feedback sought through regional and multi-stakeholder consultations, and a public questionnaire.

More focus has been given to the actual performance of companies and the revised methodology includes an integrated focus on the types of stakeholder engagement undertaken at the various stages of a business’s operations. New topics such as business model, strategy, risks and recruitment fees have also been included. For more information on the methodology review process and changes made, see our overview document.