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14 January 2019

USA: Investors file resolutions with companies at risk for human rights violations due to govt. contracts related to immigration

In December 2018, investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility launched a corporate campaign focused on a group of six companies across the private prison, e-commerce, banking and defense sectors, deemed at risk for human...

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Article
11 January 2019

Shareholder resolution filed at Northrop Grumman

Author: Northrop Grumman shareholders

While Northrop Grumman adopted a Human Rights Policy in 2013, it does not disclose how the policy is operationalized to reduce the risks that the company may cause or contribute to adverse human rights impacts. Investors are unable to assess how...

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Company response
11 January 2019

Northrop Grumman's response

Author: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has a strong human rights policy and we will be addressing the shareholder proposal directly.

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Story
8 October 2018

NGO: British financial institutions complicit in Israeli war crimes

In July 2017, War on Want (WoW) published a report claiming that UK-based banks and investment companies are complicit in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. The financial institutions cited in the report have allegedly invested in defence...

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Company non-response
8 October 2018

Northrop Grumman did not respond

Busines & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Northrop Grumman to respond to the allegations raised by War on Want. Northrop Grumman did not respond.

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Report
13 March 2018

Co's not doing enough to ensure gender diversity at senior management level, finds Vigeo Eiris

Author: Vigeo Eiris

Vigeo Eiris reviews the level of female representation at Board and Executive levels for almost 4,000 listed companies worldwide......

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Article
21 March 2017

USA: UPS, Nestlé & Microsoft among govt. contractors questioned on human rights due diligence following involvement in travel ban restrictions

Author: NomoGaia (USA)

“Companies are Helping the US Government Keep Travelers Out: Is it Rights-Respectful?”, 17 Mar 2017...

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Report
20 October 2015

"Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies"

Author: Raymond Saner, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding

PMSCs have played an important role in war making and related security activities, and will most likely play an even larger role in the coming years. This Working Paper discusses the tensions between the PMSC industry, their client governments and...

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Article
29 April 2015

USA: DiversityInc publishes ranking of top 50 companies taking steps on diversity

Author: DiversityInc

"The 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity", Apr 2015...

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Article
11 September 2013

Organisers of world's largest arms fair in London accused of failing to stop promotion of equipment 'used in torture' (UK)

Author: Cahal Milmo, Independent (UK)

The organisers of one of the world’s largest arms fairs in London were...accused of failing to crack down on the sale of equipment that could could be used in torture after two exhibitors were found to be illegally marketing shackles and electric stun...

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