Business & Human Rights

  • GRI Seeks Use of Guidelines for EU Reporting Initiative

    February 11, 2015

    The Global Reporting Initiative ("GRI") has recommended that businesses use GRI's previously developed "G4 Guidelines" to comply with new requirements under EU law to report the social and environmental impacts of their operations.

  • NGOs Call on EU to Mandate "Conflict Minerals" Reporting

    February 11, 2015

    As calls from nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") seeking social and environmental reporting by European businesses grow, a group of NGOs has produced a report seeking legislation from the EU that would mandate reporting of the use of "conflict minerals" from African countries in business operations.

  • NGOs Launch Consultations on Binding BHR Treaty

    February 04, 2015

    A pair of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have initiated consultations with groups around the world seeking to shape proposed provisions for a binding international treaty on business and human rights ("BHR").

  • Nissan Rejects U.S. NCP Mediation of Labor Dispute

    February 04, 2015

    Nissan has rejected a proposal by the U.S. National Contact Point ("NCP") under the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to mediate complaints from union groups that the company violates labor rights in the country.

  • NGO Seeks Liability for Parent Companies

    February 04, 2015

    The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable ("ICAR") has announced a new project through which they will seek to use U.S. law to allow alleged victims of corporate human rights violations to hold parent companies liable for the claimed actions of their subsidiaries.

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