Business & Human Rights

  • UN Agency Calls for More Plastics Bans in Tourism Industry

    March 07, 2019

    The UN Environment Programme has called for more measures from the tourism industry to respond to the world’s “plastic addiction” by phasing out “single-use plastics” as part of their contributions to the sustainable development agenda.

  • UN Agent Blames Consumers for Working Conditions in Fishing Industry

    March 07, 2019

    In a recent report, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food Hilal Elver has blamed “worldwide demand for widely available cheap seafood” for poor working conditions in the seafood industry, asserting that consumers have a duty to buy locally caught fish.

  • UK Supermarket Chain Discloses Tea, Coffee Suppliers

    March 07, 2019

    British supermarket chain Marks & Spencer has disclosed its tea and coffee suppliers in response to pressure for supply-chain transparency from nongovernmental organizations attempting to impose a responsibility on large companies to ensure workers receiving “living wages” throughout their complex, global supply chains.

  • Article Calls for Removal of “Provably False” Online Content

    March 07, 2019

    The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights has published an article asserting that social-media companies have a responsibility to remove “provably false information” from their platforms, whether the source of this information is foreign or domestic, “starting with content affecting politics or democratic institutions.”

  • NGOs Criticize H&M Investors for Supply-Chain Labor Standards

    March 07, 2019

    Two nongovernmental organizations have published a study criticizing Nordic banks with shares in H&M for not placing financial pressure on the apparel company to ensure the workers in its clothing supply chain receive a “living wage.”

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