Business & Human Rights

  • NGO Ranks Indonesian Companies on BHR Compliance

    July 26, 2019

    The Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards recently analyzed corporate progress on implementing global business and human rights (BHR) principles in Indonesia and ranked 100 public companies in the country on their respect for the BHR agenda.

  • Telecoms Company Makes Global Pledge on “Work-Life Balance”

    July 26, 2019

    French telecommunications company Orange has struck an agreement with UNI Global Union committing to gender equality in its global workforce, including by recognizing a “right to disconnect” and the ability to access “flexible working solutions.”

  • NGOs Call for EU Engagement on BHR Treaty Development

    July 26, 2019

    A group of nongovernmental organizations has called on EU institutions to consult with civil society in their review of the latest draft of a binding UN treaty on business and human rights (BHR) and engage in future negotiating sessions on the treaty seeking to “regulate business activities in international human rights law.”

  • NGO Calls on China to Embed “Sustainability” in BRI

    July 26, 2019

    The Asia Society Policy Institute has issued a series of recommendations for Chinese authorities on how they can ensure projects approved as part of the country’s massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure project comply with global “sustainable development” standards.

  • GRI Studies Impacts of Corporate Reporting on SDGs

    July 26, 2019

    The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is partnering with global power company Enel to study how business reporting on their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can encourage them to embrace the SDGs’ comprehensive social and environmental targets in their operations.

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