abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphLinkedInlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

27 Sep 2016

International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

USA: Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable calls upon presidential candidates to prioritise business & human rights issues

"Business and Human Rights in the United States: A Call to Action for the U.S. Presidential Candidates," 26 Sept 2016

In today’s…world, a significant number of corporations operate across national borders and with growing…power. This evolving role presents complex challenges for society at large as businesses can impact the full spectrum of human rights…As such, ICAR and its membership of civil society organizations call on you to prioritize business and human rights issues during this final stage of the election, and beyond…We offer this primer on business and human rights for your consideration…and ask that you adopt the following platforms.

  1. Commit to full implementation and review of the National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct.
  2. Enhance regulation of business activity to prevent human rights abuse…
  3. Implement full and public country-by-country reporting as an integral step to ensuring that corporations uphold human rights by paying their fair share of tax.
  4. Work to ensure effective remedy for victims...
  5. Prosecute human rights violators at the corporate and individual level.
  6. Commit to working collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders...