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Article
6 February 2020

Japan’s Megabanks Complicit in Destroying Critical Carbon Sinks & Fueling Illegality

Author: Rainforest Action Network

29 January 2020...

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Blog post
17 December 2019

High hopes for mandatory human rights due diligence in 2020

Author: 17/12/2019 - Saskia Wilks, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Article
17 December 2019

High hopes for mandatory human rights due diligence in 2020

Author: Saskia Wilkes, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The last years have seen momentum behind mandatory human rights due diligence (HRDD) legislation grow rapidly. At the international level there are ongoing efforts to advance due diligence laws under a proposed legally binding UN treaty on business and...

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Company response
9 December 2019

Response by Heineken

Author: Heineken

...At the end of 2018, we conducted a trial in three warehouses to determine whether the use of exoskeletons can reduce back pain and injuries caused due to incorrect or heavy lifting of weights. Approximately 100 colleagues participated in this...

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Article
9 December 2019

USA: Concerns raised that devices to prevent unsafe movements & prevent injury could be used to track productivity

Author: Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

"Warehouses Are Tracking Workers’ Every Muscle Movement", 5 November 2019...

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Article
9 December 2019

USA: Biometric devices to improve warehouse safety raise concerns over use of data to measure productivity

Author: Aaron Holmes, Business Insider

"Warehouses are making workers wear biometric harnesses that track their movements on the job", 6 November 2019...

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Story
26 November 2019

USA: Companies respond to surveillance concerns that biometric safety devices may be monitoring warehouse workers' productivity

 In November 2019, it was reported that Walmart, Toyota, Heineken and Geodis are testing biometric workplace safety monitoring devices in their warehouses and fulfilment centres in the USA. The devices - made by StrongArm technologies - track workers'...

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Article
12 August 2019

Calls for major reforms to UK Modern Slavery Act & mandatory due diligence growing, Ethical Corporation reports

Author: Katherine Steiner-Dicks, Ethical Corporation

"‘We know most global companies have modern slavery in their supply chains’", 6 Aug 2019...

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Article
6 June 2019

List of large businesses, associations & investors with public statements & endorsements in support of human rights due diligence regulation

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Large businesses (>1 bn € turnover) and associations with public statements and endorsements in support of mandatory human rights due diligence (non-comprehensive list), last updated 5 March 2020...

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Blog post
3 June 2019

Going Dutch: Four things you should know about the Netherlands’ new law to eliminate child labour

Author: Joseph Wilde-Ramsing, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and OECD Watch, and Manon Wolfkamp, MVO Platform

Why the Dutch child labour law should be welcomed as an important step toward broad due diligence legislation in the Netherlands and internationally

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