Reporting Standards

  • ISO Publishes "Map" of Corporate Reporting Standards

    May 12, 2015

    Illustrating the complexity of competing international business and human rights and corporate social responsibility standards, the International Organization for Standardization ("ISO") has published a "landscape map" to help businesses navigate various corporate reporting standards.

  • NGOs Allege Insufficient Conflict Minerals Reporting

    April 29, 2015

    The nongovernmental organizations Amnesty International and Global Witness have accused dozens of U.S. companies of shirking their duty under U.S. law to report on their efforts to avoid using conflict minerals in their operations by failing to sufficiently check their supply chains.

  • NGOs Press for Broad EU Law on Conflict Minerals

    April 29, 2015

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs"), criticizing the European Commission's proposal for voluntary conflict minerals reporting as insufficient, are calling for Members of the European Parliament to vote for mandatory corporate reporting on a broad range of minerals used in their operations.

  • Letter: U.S. Should Require Business Climate Reporting

    April 22, 2015

    Reflecting pressure from activist groups to divest from fossil fuels, a letter from a group of institutional investors has called on the Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White to require energy companies to report the impact of climate change on their business models.

  • BHR Proponents Develop Reporting "Assurance Framework"

    April 22, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization Shift and consultancy Mazars have published an article describing their development of an "assurance framework" that will consider whether businesses' human rights reporting efforts are consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR").

  • NGO Pushes Companies on Coal Use and Human Rights

    April 13, 2015

    Pushing the link between climate change and human rights as advocated at the UN and among climate activists, the nongovernmental organization Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has publicly contacted 20 companies regarding their generation of energy through "sub-critical coal."

  • NGOs Applaud EU Committee Vote on Conflict Minerals

    April 08, 2015

    A group of nongovernmental organizations are praising the European Parliament's Development Committee for voting in favor of binding restrictions on European companies' use of "conflict minerals" from Africa and seeking to force companies to report how they avoid using these minerals in their supply chains.

  • Oxfam Calls for Further EU Measures on Tax Avoidance

    April 01, 2015

    Blaming corporations that pursue tax avoidance measure for "extreme inequality" in the world, Oxfam has published a report pushing the EU to adopt further measures to require more transparency from companies and more cooperation among member states to limit company tax avoidance.

  • NGOs Announce Collaboration on Environment Reporting

    March 11, 2015

    The nongovernmental organizations GRI and CDP have announced that they are harmonizing their reporting guidelines to more effectively pressure companies to counter climate change in their operations using a joint framework.

  • Framework Seeks Broad Corporate Human Rights Reporting

    February 25, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization Shift and the accountancy firm Mazars have published the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, which calls for companies to publicly report their actions on a broad range of issues relating to the international business and human rights agenda.

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