Business & Human Rights

  • UK Lawmakers Seek Tax Incentives for “Sustainable” Fashion

    February 22, 2019

    The UK House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee has published a report calling on the British government to introduce tax penalties on fashion companies that fail to address the environmental impacts of their products, among several other social and environmental priorities.

  • Facebook Pledges Opening of Political Ads to External Analysis

    February 22, 2019

    Facebook has responded to pressure from campaign groups by promising to open its online platform to external analysis of the ways in which it allows users to target political advertising in the EU.

  • Oxfam Assesses Rights Impacts in Finnish Food Supply Chain

    February 22, 2019

    Finnish procurement company SOK Corporation recently commissioned nongovernmental organization Oxfam to perform a pilot “human rights impact assessment” of its Italian tomato supply chain as part of a broader response to NGO pressure in which businesses show they are performing “due diligence” in complying with the business and human rights agenda.

  • Report Seeks Investor Pressure for Australian Labor Reporting

    February 22, 2019

    The pension-fund adviser Australian Council for Superannuation Investors has called on investors to put pressure on Australian companies from a broad range of sectors to fully comply with a new law requiring them to report on their efforts to end forced labor in their global supply chains.

  • Dutch NGOs Threaten Climate Lawsuit Against Shell

    February 22, 2019

    Climate Liability News refers to a threat from Dutch NGOs to sue Shell over the company’s contributions to greenhouse gas emissions if it refuses to adhere to the UN’s Paris climate accord as “a new legal front in the climate battle” in which NGOs demand compensation from large energy companies to address their alleged climate impacts.

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