Reporting Standards

  • Activists Call for Global Governance of Corporate Reporting

    October 17, 2014

    Citing a study's findings that a low number of large corporations around the world report how they advance the "sustainability" agenda, some activists are calling for the development of consistent reporting standards in a global body to push businesses to publicize this information.

  • U.K. Announces Corporate Reporting on Supply Chain Labor Rights

    October 17, 2014

    The British Government has announced the development of a bill that will require U.K. businesses to report on the steps they have taken to make their supply chains free of forced labor.

  • DIHR Seeks to Standardize Corporate Impact Assessments

    October 15, 2014

    The Danish Institute for Human Rights ("DIHR") has published a paper promoting "best practices" among businesses in performing due diligence on human rights through impact assessments of their operations and those of actors in their supply chains.

  • UN Launches Initiative to Bind Companies to Development Goals

    October 08, 2014

    The UN Global Compact has announced a partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to guide businesses on performing impact assessments and tailoring their operations to achieve a set of UN "sustainable development goals" to be released next year.

  • EU Adopts Directive on Corporate Non-financial Reporting

    October 01, 2014

    The Council of the EU has adopted a directive providing for the reporting of non-financial information, on human rights, environmental, and other impacts, by large corporations across the bloc, paving the way for its entering into force in 20 days.

  • NGOs Seek Binding EU Conflict Minerals Rules

    October 01, 2014

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have called on the European Parliament to overhaul a proposal of the European Commission in order to require a large number of European companies to investigate their supply chains and report on the use of so-called "conflict minerals" in their operations.

  • NGO Supports BHR Due Diligence Requirements in Switzerland

    October 01, 2014

    The Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice has called on the Swiss Parliament to adopt legislation requiring companies to investigate alleged human rights violations and environmental impacts in their operations and to report to the government on their progress on these issues.

  • Unilever Drives Forward Human Rights Reporting Initiative

    September 24, 2014

    As pressure from the UN and nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") mounts on businesses to respond to international business and human rights principles, the NGO Shift has announced its partnership with the multinational company Unilever to develop a corporate reporting framework on human rights.

  • UN Pushes Business Leaders on Carbon Policies

    September 24, 2014

    At the recent climate summit in New York, the UN Global Compact called for businesses to abide by its "Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing," under which companies must integrate carbon pricing into their business strategies and issue public reports on their progress.

  • U.K. Imposes Payment Reporting Requirements on Businesses

    August 27, 2014

    The U.K. Government has announced new rules requiring, as of January 2015, mining, gas, and oil companies registered in Britain to report payments made to government in all countries in which they operate.

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