New briefing shines spotlight on conduct of UK companies, making recommendations for next government

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has today released a new briefing analysing the conduct of UK companies, including 13 recommendations for the next British government. British companies have a massive impact on human rights around the world.

The election is the decisive moment when all parties can demonstrate their commitment to put human rights at the centre of UK business operations. International leadership is sorely needed on business and human rights. The next government has the opportunity to be this leader, but first it must address the shortcomings in its own legislation, regulations, and incentives.

"This grounded analysis from the Resource Centre provides a timely reminder of the many challenges that the next UK Government will face in raising standards of conduct of UK companies across their global operations. The message is clear - when it comes to respecting human rights, businesses need to raise their game and the Government needs to hold them accountable when they don't."

Peter Frankental, Economic Relations Programme Director, Amnesty International UK

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