So. Africa: Summary of event "Business Leaders Dialogue on Corporate Respect for Human Rights"
Author: Global Business Initiative, Published on: 1 June 2016
On 26 May a unique business leaders conference was held on the topic of corporate respect for human rights in the South African context. The conference was attended by 100 business leaders and other experts. The event focused on case studies and real-life examples of how South African and multi-national companies are responding to and managing human rights in their businesses. The event was an opportunity to hear about how companies are responding to specific human rights challenges, learn about strategies and approaches to human rights and connect with peers and local experts...This was the first time that Lonmin had provided a comprehensive response to what happened [at Marikana leading up to the massacre of mine workers in 2012], presented by Lerato Molebatsi, Executive Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs. She provided an overview from Lonmin’s perspective, how the company responded in the short- and medium- term and what still needs to be done and lessons learned to safeguard non-repetition...
[Also refers to ABB, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo Platinum, BASF, Coca-Cola, Lonmin, Total, Vale]