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15 July 2004

Advice: Unfold Human Rights

Author: Sune Skadegaard Thorsen, Attorney at Law and Annemarie Meisling, Assistant Attorney at Law, Lawhouse.dk (Submitted for Intl. Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Conference, Melbourne, 15 – 17 July 2004)

It is in other words advantageous for business to use human rights, as defined in the UN Bill of human rights, as the core of their CSR strategy...The following two cases [NovoNordisk, Sonofon] will briefly describe how two companies have adopted a...

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1 September 2004

Global survey by Assoc. of Chartered Certified Accountants & CorporateRegister.com finds most businesses do not report adequately on sustainability

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31 August 2004

[PDF] [full report] Towards transparency:progress on global sustainability reporting 2004

Author: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants & CorporateRegister.com

While significant growth continues in individual regions, evidence suggests that globally the number reporting is levelling off...[P]ressure on companies to report is increasing...There has been a marked decline in the rate of take-up, however, and it...

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29 September 2004

Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights - Submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights relating to the “Responsibilities of transnational corporations and related business enterprises with regard to human rights”

Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights

[Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights member companies: ABB, Body Shop, Hewlett-Packard, MTV Networks Europe, National Grid Transco, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Novo Nordisk, Statoil, Barclays]

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1 October 2004

[PDF] Sector profile of the pharmaceutical industry

Author: Francis Weyzig, SOMO (Centre for research on Multinational Corporations)

[Report provides overview of pharmaceutical sector, examines issues such as: Access to medicines; clinical trials; drug safety; drug promotion & advertising; indigenous knowledge; workplace health, safety, environment; employment conditions.] ...

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1 November 2004

2004 survey of corporate non-financial reporting, by SustainAbility, UNEP, Standard & Poor's (highest scoring companies: Co-operative Financial Services, Novo Nordisk, BP)

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1 November 2004

[PDF] Embedding Human Rights into Business Practice

Author: UN Global Compact, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The present book, published jointly by the Global Compact Office and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, aims to provide information to companies to help with the human rights challenges they face and give informative and useful...

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1 November 2004

[PDF] full report: "Risk & Opportunity - Best Practice in Non-Financial Reporting"

Author: SustainAbility, UNEP, Standard & Poor's

[Top 50 companies (highest scoring first): Co-operative Financial Services (part of Co-operative Group), Novo Nordisk, BP, British American Tobacco, BT Group, British Airports Authority (BAA), Rabobank, Rio Tinto, Shell, HP, Unilever, Anglo American,...

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4 November 2004

Non-financial reporting: Wood for the trees - Are company reports on their social and environmental impact any use?

Author: Economist

The only tool standardising non-financial reports is the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)...But firms can (and do) choose carefully which of its questions they answer...But if investors follow S&P in recognising “the importance of non-financial...

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29 November 2004

How human rights can become the business of international corporations

Author: Duncan Campbell, Guardian [UK]

The organisers [of the Business & Human Rights Seminar] hope what will emerge from this gathering of "senior representatives from international business" and their counterparts in the world of non-governmental organisations will be new initiatives...

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