Oxfam leaves Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights multi-stakeholder initiative

Author: Oxfam America, Published on: 17 April 2013

Oxfam America has announced that it will be leaving the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights...“Our decision stems in large part from our frustration at the lack of meaningful progress in independent assurance, despite more than ten years of deliberation and discussion -- and notwithstanding the commendable efforts of some companies to develop relevant indicators on the margins of the VPs. We believe that independent assurance - as a condition of membership - is essential to building and maintaining the credibility of the VPs and strongly encourage members to push for its adoption.”

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