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12 November 2018

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report 2018

Author: Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Since its inception, the CHRB has been aiming to answer a deceptively simple question; which companies perform best on human rights issues? [...] [T]his document [...] rank[s] 101 of the world’s largest companies in high human-rights-risk sectors and...

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30 May 2018
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14 May 2018

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 2018 Progress Report

In 2017, CHRB launched the first Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, a landmark assessment of the largest public companies in the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries. In 2018, CHRB will be releasing the follow up benchmark and...

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15 March 2017

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report 2017

Author: Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Limited (CHRB Ltd)

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report was released 13 Mar 17....

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16 April 2015

So. Africa: Foreign-owned shops targeted in new wave of violent, xenophobic attacks


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15 April 2015

So. Africa: Human rights and business country guide exposes business sector human rights abuses

A country guide on business and human rights in South Africa has been produced by the South African Human Rights Commission together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. the report seeks to raise awareness of the key human rights abuses...

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14 April 2015

Xenophobic attacks may harm image of South African companies with operations across the continent, says analyst

Author: Khulekani Magubane, Business Day (So. Africa)

'Xenophobic attacks may harm image of local business', 14 Apr 2015: The xenophobic violence outbreak in Durban could harm the image of South African big business investing around the continent, said political analyst Prof Somadoda Fikeni…"It (the...

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6 March 2014

SA companies ill prepared for African homophobia [So. Africa]

Author: Songezo Zibi, Business Day

...South African multinational companies have operations in Uganda and other countries with anti-homosexuality legislation, such as Nigeria. Cellphone operator MTN’s CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa...[said] the company respects the laws of the countries in which...

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9 December 2013

Chinese Copper Mining Operations Halted by Zambia’s Environmental Agency

Author: Kathleen Caulderwood, International Business Times

Officials in Zambia...banned a Chinese mining company from running a $832 million project because it allegedly failed to comply with certain environmental and labor conditions in its license agreement. China’s Nonferrous Mining Corporation had planned...

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1 November 2011

Shoprite to appoint female directors [So. Africa]

Author: Ann Crotty, Business Report [So. Africa]

Shoprite is set to make history this year with the appointment of two female directors to a board that has, since it was established in 1979, been dominated by white Afrikaans men. Shoprite is one of the few companies on the JSE that has no women on...

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