Company advances on human rights

Below are examples of practical steps companies are taking on human rights in their own operations and in their engagement with governments, from March 2015 onwards.  Items from 2011-2015 are in the process of being added to this section.

For examples prior to 2011, see our categories on "Support for initiatives promoting civil & political rights" and "Support for initiatives promoting economic, social and cultural rights".

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3 June 2020

UK: Almost 200 CEOs sign letter to Boris Johnson, calling on govt. to deliver a green recovery plan in the wake of COVID-19

Author: Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian

“Top business leaders call on Boris Johnson to set out green recovery plan”, 1 June 2020...

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25 May 2020
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Author: El País (Brasil)

“Movimento expõe empresas do Brasil que financiam, via anúncios, sites de extrema direita e notícias falsas. Inspirada em modelo dos EUA, versão brasileira da conta Sleeping Giants alerta companhias sobre publicidade em páginas que ajudam a propagar a...

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13 May 2020
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Author: Observatório da Mineração

“Investidores que controlam R$ 76 trilhões cobram a Vale e outras mineradoras a garantir a segurança de barragens”, 07 de maio de 2020...

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5 May 2020
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28 April 2020
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Author: Catraca Livre (Brazil)

“Marcas fortalecem ações contra violência doméstica no isolamento. País registra aumento no número de mulheres agredidas dentro de casa durante a pandemia de Covid-19”, 24 de Abril de 2020...

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22 April 2020

Commentary: Corporate crisis management teams should use human rights specialists to ensure ethical responses to COVID-19

Author: Ron Popper, Global Business Initiative for Human Rights

“Pandemic shows need to integrate human rights specialists in crisis management teams”, 20 April 2020...

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24 March 2020
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Author: iPhone Note

« Apple s'oppose à la nouvelle norme américaine contre la communauté LGBTQ », 12 mars 2020...

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22 March 2020
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Author: Anna Ringstrom et Caroline Pailliez, Reuters

H&M, deuxième plus importante enseigne de prêt-à-porter au monde, a déclaré dimanche qu'elle mobiliserait son vaste réseau de fournisseurs pour fournir du matériel médical de protection destiné aux hôpitaux de l'Union européenne afin de ralentir la...

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19 March 2020
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19 March 2020
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Author: Marina Fabre, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

La startup 1083 qui fabrique habituellement des jeans se met à produire des masques de protection destinés aux soignants. LVMH est passé des parfums aux gels hydroalcoolique. Doctolib ouvre ses téléconsultations... Des dizaines d’entreprises font...

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