[PDF] Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift, Published on: 1 May 2014

This research was conducted to inform understanding of how companies currently report on their human rights performance, and how this maps against the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The research reviewed corporate disclosure of human rights policy commitments, due diligence processes, remediation efforts, and grievance mechanisms to: Understand to what extent current company disclosure covers key elements of the Guiding Principles; Understand which particular Guiding Principles tend to have greater vs. weaker disclosure; and Identify examples of disclosure that represent the “leading edge” of reporting in this area. [Refers to Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Associated British Foods, Aviva, Barclays, BHP Billiton, BMW, BP, Carrefour, Chiquita, Citi, Coca-Cola, Ericsson, Ford, Gap, GlaxoSmithKline, H&M, Henkel, Hitachi, HP, L’Oréal, Merck, McDonalds, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nike, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), Novartis, Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group), P&G, PepsiCo, Philips, PVH, Randgold Resources, Rio Tinto, SABMiller, Shell, Société Générale, Starbucks, Timberland, Total, Unilever, Vodafone.]

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Related companies: Anglo American AngloGold Ashanti Associated British Foods Aviva Barclays BHP (formerly BHP Billiton) BMW BP Carrefour Chiquita Citigroup Coca-Cola Ericsson Ford Gap GlaxoSmithKline Henkel Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) Hitachi HP (Hewlett-Packard) L'Oreal McDonald's Merck Microsoft Nestlé Nike Nokia Novartis Novo Group Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group) PepsiCo Philips (Royal Philips Electronics) Procter & Gamble PVH (Phillips-Van Heusen) Randgold (part of Barrick Gold) Rio Tinto Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Société Générale Starbucks Timberland (part of VF Corp) Total Unilever VF Corp Vodafone