Business & Human Rights

  • Beverage Companies Plan Withdrawal from Plastics Association

    July 26, 2019

    Greenpeace USA is touting its role in successfully pressuring Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to end their memberships in the Plastics Industry Association, which the nongovernmental activist organization says engages in “secretive lobbying against plastic bans.” 

  • Companies Embrace Initiative on Setting Emissions Targets

    July 26, 2019

    28 companies have announced their adherence to the demands of the UN Global Compact’s Science Based Targets initiative, under which businesses set goals to limit their greenhouse gas emissions to help fulfill the UN’s Paris climate accord.

  • UN Local Networks Seek Corporate Action on SDGs

    July 26, 2019

    At a recent review of the “local dimension” of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Executive Director of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) Lise Kingo highlighted the role of the nearly 70 UNGC Local Networks in pushing businesses around the world to embed the SDGs in their operations.

  • Germany Develops Human Rights Certification for Textile Makers

    July 26, 2019

    The German government has developed a “green button” certification allowing textile companies to acquire state acknowledgment that they adhere to international social and environmental standards, including “due diligence in human rights and environmental issues.”

  • German BHR Plan Pushes Companies on “Due Diligence”

    July 26, 2019

    The German government has published an explanation of how its business and human rights (BHR) action plan is pushing companies, through standards that are currently voluntary, to perform “human rights due diligence” to address rights impacts throughout their global supply chains.

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