Business & Human Rights

  • EU Explores "Fairness" of Food Supply Chain

    September 01, 2017

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation to determine measures the EU might take to make its food supply chain "fairer," referring to data showing that the value of the chain is not "adequately distributed" between small farmers and their commercial partners.

  • Companies Commit to BHR-based Supplier Labor Policies

    September 01, 2017

    Showing the expanding push for corporations to place pressure on their supply chains in support of global business and human rights (BHR) principles, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility has announced commitments from five companies to include in their supplier agreements a "no fee" recruitment pledge for cross-border migrant workers.

  • NGOs Seek Gender Perspective in BHR Treaty

    September 01, 2017

    A group of nongovernmental organizations has issued a statement supporting the inclusion of special protections for women in a universal, binding business and human rights (BHR) treaty under negotiation at the UN, including a requirement that corporations perform "gender impact assessments of planned and existing operations."

  • Report Pushes Energy Industry Action on All SDGs

    August 31, 2017

    An "atlas" from the World Bank Group, UN Development Programme, and an international industry association describes how the oil and gas industry can mitigate its social and environmental harms while simultaneously contributing toward all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Exxon Study Shows Danger of Climate Reporting

    August 31, 2017

    A study by Harvard University’s Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes highlights the pitfalls for companies of mandated public disclosure rules on social and environmental issues, asserting that ExxonMobil misled the public on climate change by publicly challenging climate science that it privately accepted as true.

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