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29 June 2015
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1 October 2008

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 60 years on

Author: Article 13

Employee rights and supply chain issues are usually included when human rights are discussed in sustainability reports. Whilst these issues are most obviously relevant, they are far from exhaustive. In its 60th year we take a look at the UDHR and...

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1 October 2008

Barloworld - helping to shape human rights history in South Africa

Author: Article 13

In 1978, Barloworld finalised “The Barloworld Rand Group Code of Employment Practice”, a human rights-based code providing equal rights for workers...In essence, the Code embedded the right to non-discrimination and demonstrated that companies could...

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28 March 2008

New Publication: Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice II

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

The Global Compact Office and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have announced the release of the second edition in the Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice series. The publication has been produced in the context of the...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] full report: "Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice II"

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

[with case studies on: Westpac Australia and the Cape York indigenous partnership; ABB and Sudan; Reducing essential micronutrient malnutrition in developing countries: A BASF Partnership; Ipek Kagit: From philanthropy to development; A new era in...

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5 September 2007

No good denying white bias in business [So. Africa]

Author: Steven Friedman, Institute for Democracy in So. Africa, in Business Day [So. Africa]

It was not all that long ago that a human resources consultant who specialises in placing job-hunting black executives went round to his clients asking them if they were ready to appoint a black person to a job that entailed real executive authority —...

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16 August 2007

Alex Forbes move is racist - Manyi [So. Africa]

Author: Mzwandile Jacks, Sibongile Khumalo & Donwald Pressly, Business Report [So. Africa]

...[T]he Black Management Forum (BMF) yesterday lashed out at the appointment of Bruce Campbell as executive chairman at Alexander Forbes, to "oversee" chief executive Peter Moyo, as an example of "ingrained racism"...BMF president Jimmy Manyi said...

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1 December 2006

How employers can help battle Aids (So. Africa)

Author: Lynley Donnelly , Mail & Guardian So. Africa

…[L]arge corporations with the financial resources to implement HIV/Aids workplace programmes are making inroads…First National Bank (FNB), [has a] programme… aimed at educating, training, testing & encouraging people to access treatment…Mining...

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13 June 2006

Firm responsibility for companies [So. Africa]

Author: Sanchia Temkin, Business Day [So. Africa]

Deloitte chairwoman Futhi Mtoba is a woman with a huge challenge on her hands. Recently appointed by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the board of the UN Global Compact on corporate citizenship, she believes the increase in...

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18 January 2006

Case Studies

Author: Global Health Initiative, World Economic Forum

The Global Health Initiative case study and supporting document library provides examples of business programmes that aim to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria on employees and communities. [with case studies on American...

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