List of large businesses & associations that support human rights due diligence regulation

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

Large businesses (>1 bn € turnover) and associations publicly speaking out in favour of mandatory human rights due diligence regulation and/or endorsing campaigns (non-comprehensive), last updated 13 June 2019

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+, 07/06/2019

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

Mondelez (USA)

80'000

23.3

EURACTIV, 19/03/19

EU

Nestlé Nederland (NL)1

 

 

Letter of support, 03/10/17

Netherlands

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

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

Aargauer Zeitung, 29/03/19

Switzerland

Wihuri Group (FIN)

5'000

1.8

Campaign support

Finland

Business Associations

Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable – FIR (FR)

65 investors, insurance companies, banks, advisors and other stakeholders

Position paper, 17/11/15

France

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

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