TwentyFifty launches report on how companies understand & tackle human rights issues in the UK

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16 November 2009

TwentyFifty launches report on UK private sector and human rights

Author: TwentyFifty

The report, prepared for the UK's Ministry of Justice, is providing a stimulus for a UK-focused dialogue on business and human rights. "The Private Sector and Human Rights in the UK" report provided the key input to a multi-stakeholder consultation...The consultation, organised by the Ministry of Justice, Equality and Human Rights Commission and Business in the Community, with TwentyFifty's support, looked at the opportunities to...continue to build a UK-focused business and human rights dialogue. A range of businesses participated in the consultation alongside representatives from the CBI, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Joint Committee for Human Rights and the organisers...

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16 November 2009

[PDF] The Private Sector and Human Rights in the UK

Author: TwentyFifty, commissioned by UK Govt. Ministry of Justice, Department of Health

..The Private Sector and Human Rights scoping study was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health, to provide an insight into how businesses understand human rights and to establish a dialogue with the UK private sector on the subject…This report is about how a number of companies understand and tackle human rights issues in the UK...The outreach behind this report involved 167 companies, employing around 2 million people in the UK and 4.5 million globally. It involved an online questionnaire and in‐depth interviews...[companies interviewed: Asda, Asidua, Atos Origin, BAE Systems, Barclays, BT, Bupa, Concordia YSV, Dana Petroleum, EON, Innocent, Kalyx, KPMG, Manpower, McAvoy Group, National Express, National Grid, Pentland Brands, RBS, Serco, Sodexho, Thames Water, Vodaphone]

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