Shift database shows how 30 companies are reporting on the UN Guiding Principles
A new database launched today gathers together for the first time companies' own reporting about how they are implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database, developed by Shift, shows how companies' current disclosure responds to the key questions about their performance posed in the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.
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The 10 largest information and communications technology (ICT) companies in the world by the FT500 are now in the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database. The companies include Apple, AT&T, China Mobile, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Samsung Electronics, Tencent and Verizon Communications. Jump to companies’ disclosure in the database
The UNGP Reporting Database shows what companies say about how they are implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights based on their public disclosure. It uses the questions of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework to review corporate disclosure. It is designed to help companies, governments, investors, civil society organizations and other stakeholders see the extent to which a company is reporting what they need to know about its human rights performance.
The UNGP Reporting Database does not judge how well a company is implementing the UN Guiding Principles, nor does it rate or rank corporate performance or disclosure... Instead, the database enables companies and their stakeholders to draw their own conclusions about how meaningfully a company is reporting on its progress towards implementation of the UN Guiding Principles... The database draws only from information companies publish in their own websites and reports, in order to support integrated approaches to how companies think and talk about human rights in their core business...The database’s catalogue of corporate disclosure can be used widely to support analysis, ranking or benchmarking of corporate reporting on human rights by other initiatives.
The number of companies and the range of industries covered in the Database will continue to increase...The Database project team also updates companies’ disclosure in the Database as they publish new reporting...The last date on which a company’s entry was updated is noted on its individual company page...
The UNGP Reporting Database allows users to to compare their reporting — and performance — to that of their peers, and compare it to the questions of the Reporting Framework.