Corporate Citizenship

BP Reports on Implementation of BHR Principles

April 2, 2014

Under pressure from nongovernmental organizations seeking corporate impact assessments on business and human rights ("BHR"), BP has published a report describing its actions protecting human rights in its operations and its future policies to align its practices with the UN Guiding Principles on BHR.

IHRB Publishes Report on Global BHR Implementation

April 2, 2014

The Institute for Human Rights and Business ("IHRB") has released a report examining state actions pressing corporations to implement of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles and calling for governments to do more to promote these principles in their economic policies.

UN Official Calls for Implementation of UNGPs in Security Principles

April 2, 2014

Alexandra Guaqueta, Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights ("BHR"), has called for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on BHR ("UNGPs") within the framework of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.

UN Working Group Releases Report Stressing NAPs

March 26, 2014

A report of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises emphasizes pressure on countries to adopt national action plans ("NAPs") to further business and human rights principles.

Italy Releases Document Describing "Foundations" of a NAP

March 26, 2014

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a document that lays out the "foundations" of what will become a national action plan ("NAP") for the country's implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Paper Calls for Treaty on "Human Rights Obligations of Business"

March 26, 2014

A paper by Surya Deva calls for countries to adopt a binding treaty on the legal obligations of businesses to respect human rights, as well as "labour rights and environmental rights," and seeks not only state enforcement of these obligations but also enforcement by nongovernmental organizations.

In Face of Pressure, McDonald's Performs Human Rights Due Diligence

March 26, 2014

Despite a failed vote on a nongovernmental organization-supported shareholder proposal seeking to force McDonald's to perform human rights due diligence, McDonald's decided to proceed with such due diligence as pressure mounts from activists for corporations to provide public assessments of their human rights impacts.

PepsiCo Commits to Impact Assessments

March 26, 2014

PepsiCo has announced that it will begin issuing "sweeping social and environmental" impact assessments and has committed to preventing "land grabs" in its supply chain as Oxfam and other nongovernmental organizations ramp up campaigns in favor of such assessments.

UN-Sponsored Business Initiative Accused of Bad Governance

March 19, 2014

A group of Danish companies have withdrawn from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, a nonprofit corporation that promotes environmental, social, and corporate governance principles, criticizing the initiative for reducing the input member businesses have in the direction of the organization.

Human Rights Advocate Seeks "Robust" NAPs to Bind Businesses

March 19, 2014

Human rights advocate Joanne Bauer asserts that countries should adopt national action plans ("NAPs") implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights that "make mandatory" the corporate respect of human rights principles and provide "clear rules of the road" for businesses.

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