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[PDF] Reporting on Human Rights

Author: Global Reporting Initiative, Roberts Environmental Center - Claremont McKenna College [USA], Published on: 1 March 2008

The Global Reporting Initiative and the Roberts Environmental Center...conducted a survey of corporate human rights reporting based on information published by 100 large companies from around the world. The survey focused on evaluating the extent to which performance information is reported by companies to describe their compliance with widely accepted human rights objectives. In particular, compliance with the GRI G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines on human rights was assessed... [H]uman rights topics were included in the social section of sustainability reports, but they were not necessarily identified as human rights. The most frequently addressed topics had to do with labor practices which were often presented in report sections about labor without identifying them as human rights. When the nine topics addressed by the G3 human rights indicators were searched for in company reports, four were not mentioned at all by half or more of the surveyed companies... [refers to Norske Skogindustrier (Norske Skog), ABN Amro, Citigroup, Barclays, Australian Ethical Investments, Enel]

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Related companies: ABN Amro Australian Ethical Investment Barclays Citigroup Enel Norske Skog