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[PDF] Business and Human Rights from the Decent Work Perspective – Landmark [Brazil]

Author: Ethos Institute – Business and Social Responsibility, Published on: 1 November 2011

…[T]he economic rights advances made in recent years in Brazil...must be followed by equal advances in civil, social and cultural rights…which requires…action by…business and labour organizations, so that…human rights can be prioritized in the current economic development panorama…This publication…aim[s] to help companies to move forward in their human rights efforts both in their management and…value chain…The…"Matrix of Essential Measures for the Promotion of Human Rights Towards Decent Work" [is] a management tool for companies to assess their policies and practices and to plan actions to respect human rights…“Inspiring Business Practices and Initiatives” are...practical examples of companies that committed themselves to the referred themes and implemented policies and practices in this sense…[chapters include:
- 1st Commitment: Promotion of Gender Equality in the Workplace
- 2nd Commitment: Promotion of Racial Equality in the Workplace
- 3rd Commitment: Eradication of Forced Labor in Value Chains
- 4th Commitment: Inclusion of People with Disabilities
- 5th Commitment: Support for the Promotion of the Rights of Children, Adolescents and the Youth
[refers to Alcoa Alumínio, C&A, Fersol, Viena Siderúrgica, Telefônica, Walmart, Philips, Serasa Experian (part of Experian Group), Banco do Nordeste, Central Unimed, Dow, HSBC, Pfizer, Embasa, Prezunic Supermercados, WEG Equipamentos Elétricos, Basf, Grupo Boticário, Itaú Unibanco, Termomecânica, Transpetro, Aurora Alimentos, Aglo American, Editora Abril, EDP do Brasil, & Furnas]

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Related companies: Alcoa Anglo American Banco Itau BASF Dow Chemical Energias de Portugal (EDP) Experian HSBC Pfizer Philips (Royal Philips Electronics) Walmart