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List of large businesses, associations & investors with public statements & endorsements in support of human rights due diligence regulation

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 6 June 2019

Large businesses (>1 bn € turnover) and associations with public statements and endorsements in support of mandatory human rights due diligence (non-comprehensive list), last updated 18 November 2019

This chart is part of our Mandatory Due Diligence portal.

Company (Country)

Employees

Annual turnover (bn €)

Recent source

Refers to discussions in…

Automotive

BMW (DE)

134'600

97.5

Wirtschaftswoche, 08/03/19

Germany

Daimler (DE)

298'700

167.4

Tagesschau.de, 24/05/19

Germany

 Banking & Finance

Rabobank (NL)1

41'900

 

Letter of support, 03/10/17

Netherlands

Sampo Group (FIN)

10'000

 

Campaign support

Finland

Food

Barry Callebaut (CH)

11'500

6

Twitter, 27/03/19

EU

Coca-Cola Suomi (FIN)2

 

 

Campaign support

Finland

Danone (FR)

105'800

24.7

SPIEGEL+, 07/06/19

Germany, France

Fazer (FIN)

15'700

1.6

Campaign support

Finland

Heineken (NL)1

85'600

22.5

Letter of support, 03/10/17

Netherlands

Mars (USA)

80'000

31.4

LinkedIn, 12/03/19

EU, general

Mondelez (USA)

80'000

23.3

EURACTIV, 19/03/19

EU

Nestlé (CH)

308'000 

83.2

Response to BHRRC, 12/09/19

Switzerland, general

PepsiCo (USA)

267'000

58.9

Shift Report, 11/19

General

Forestry

Stora Enso (FIN)

26'000

10.5

Campaign support

Finland

Fragrance & Flavours

Firmenich (CH)

7'700

3.3

Sustainability Report, 10/18

Switzerland

Pharma

Novo Nordisk (DK)

42'600

15

Børsen, 19/03/19

Denmark

Retail

H&M (SE)

123'283 

20 

Shift Report, 11/19

General

IKEA (SE)

208'000

38.8

UN Forum on BHR, 28/11/18

Switzerland

Kesko (FIN)

23'000

10.4

Campaign support

Finland

KiK (DE)

26'900

2

Company website

GermanyEU

Migros (CH)

105'000

25.3

Tages-Anzeiger, 12/03/19

Switzerland

S Group (FIN)

40'700

11.5

Campaign support

Finland

Tchibo (DE)

12'000

3.2

Welt-Sichten, 08/05/19

Germany

Technology

Dormakaba (CH) 16'000 2.5 Twitter, 13/06/19 Switzerland

Trading

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate (NL)1/2

 

 

Letter of support, 03/10/17

Netherlands

Mercuria (CH)

1'000

109.5

Company website, 23/11/17

Switzerland

Trafigura (CH)

4'300

162.2

Twitter, 12/06/19

Switzerland

Wihuri Group (FIN)

5'000

1.8

Campaign support

Finland

Business Associations

Groupement des Entreprises Multinationales – GEM (CH)

90 multinational companies each with >100 million Swiss francs of turnover

Press release, 15/06/19

Switzerland

Swiss Trading & Shipping Association – STSA (CH)

170 commodity trading companies and related services

Submission to parliament, 30/05/18

Switzerland

Investors

Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable – FIR (FR) 65 investors, insurance companies, banks, advisors and other stakeholders Position paper, 17/11/15 France

Investor statement

23 institutional investors

Investor statement, 11/06/19

Switzerland

Investor Alliance for Human Rights

>60 institutional investors so far (still open for sign-ons until 20/11/19)

Investor statement

General

This statement relates to the adopted Dutch law that focuses on child labour, all other statements are on mandatory human rights due diligence with a general scope.

2 Company belongs to a larger global group with >1 bn € turnover

All data without guarantee

Related companies: "S Group" Barry Callebaut BMW Coca-Cola Finland Daimler Fazer Group Firmenich Heineken IKEA Kesko KiK Mars Mercuria Energy Migros Mondelēz International Nestlé Netherlands Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group) Rabobank Sampo Group Stora Enso Tchibo Trafigura Beheer Wihuri Group