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UN Working Group's report on 2014 UN Forum focusing on corporate respect for human rights

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights, Published on: 3 June 2015

"Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises"

The present report...considers the kinds of action that business enterprises have taken to meet their corporate responsibility to respect human rights, based on the discussions held during the third annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, which took place from 1 to 3 December 2014. The report focuses on presentations and key lessons from the thematic session entitled “Respect in practice: progress and challenges in implementing the corporate responsibility to respect”, which was convened by the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, and organized jointly with the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. Business Initiative on Human Rights and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. The present document is based on the session report prepared by those two organizations in their capacity as joint organizers. In the concluding section, the Working Group highlights observations and recommendations for the consideration of stakeholders. [Refers to ABB, BG Group, Inditex, Microsoft, Nestlé, Novo Nordisk, Total, Vale]

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Related companies: ABB BG Group (part of Shell) Inditex Microsoft Nestlé Novo Group Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group) Total Vale