Reporting Standards

  • Professor Calls for Reporting Mandates in BHR Treaty

    November 10, 2016

    Following the conclusion of the second session of the Working Group charged with developing a binding UN business and human rights treaty, Professor Erika George of the University of Utah College of Law writes that a key component of such a treaty must be the global harmonization of corporate BHR reporting standards.

  • UN Agency Imposes Climate Standards on Shipping

    November 10, 2016

    The UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted mandatory standards for the shipping industry to monitor greenhouse gas emissions and has committed to a 2023 "road map" for the development of a "comprehensive IMO strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships."

  • OSCE Hosts Conference on Extractive Disclosure

    November 09, 2016

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has announced its support of the global "sustainable development" agenda by sponsoring a conference of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, an organization that pushes extractive businesses to disclose the payments they make to governments, in Kazakhstan.

  • NGO: Japanese Companies Fail to Disclose Impacts

    November 04, 2016

    The nongovernmental organization Rainforest Action Network has issued a report accusing ten major Japanese companies of failing to properly report the social and environmental impacts of their operations and those of their supply chains relating to tropical deforestation.

  • Report Reviews Corporate Liability on Forced Labor

    November 01, 2016

    The Institute for Human Rights and Business and the law firm Hogan Lovells have partnered to produce an overview of legislation in eight jurisdictions subjecting corporations to liability for contributing to forced labor or failing to report their efforts to end it in their own operations or in their complex, global supply chains.

  • Academic Details French BHR Reporting Efforts

    October 31, 2016

    At a conference on business and human rights in Seville, Spain, Dr. Nadia Bernaz of the Middlesex University School of Law describes evolving efforts by French politicians to impose requirements on businesses in the country to report their efforts to reduce their human rights and environmental impacts in line with the global BHR agenda.

  • Survey Shows Complexity of Forced Labor Reporting

    October 28, 2016

    A recent survey describing corporate responses to UK legislation requiring companies to publicly report their efforts to end forced labor in their supply chains shows the complexity companies face in gathering data and developing "remedial action plans" to fulfill the goals of the legislation.

  • GRI Launches Standards for Corporate "Sustainability" Reporting

    October 26, 2016

    The Global Reporting Initiative has released its Sustainability Reporting Standards, a set of global standards that will provide an outlet for corporations responding to pressure from international organizations, governments, and activists to publicly report their social and environmental impacts and contributions to the UN's "sustainable development" agenda.

  • NGO Rates Energy Companies' Climate Policies

    October 26, 2016

    The nongovernmental organization Union of Concerned Scientists has published a "Climate Accountability Scorecard" ranking climate-related policies of eight large energy companies it accuses of contributing to "disinformation" on the subject of global warming and calling on them to include climate risks in their communications to investors.

  • GRI Seeks Model for Integrated "Sustainability" Reporting

    October 24, 2016

    The Global Reporting Initiative has released a summary of the work done by its Corporate Leadership Group to develop a model companies might use to integrate information on their efforts to implement the global "sustainable development" agenda with their public reporting of other data.

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