Business and Human Rights

Microsoft’s Brad Smith Highlights Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith highlighted the need for the technology sector to think about embracing technology as a cause to protect people.

“As the first responders of this new era, those of us who are in the business of technology need to think about it as more than a business—we need to think about it as a cause to protect people,” Smith said.

GRI and DIHR Partner to Bridge Business and Government Action on Human Rights

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 Amsterdam, ​May 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, international sustainability standard setter GRI and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) announced a new partnership to enable business and government action to improve human rights around the world.

Whirlpool Corporation Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 13th Consecutive Year

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Whirlpool Corporation, the number one major home appliance manufacturer in the world, has been recognized for the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion with a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This marks the 13th consecutive perfect score for the maker of home appliance brands such as Whirlpool, Maytag and KitchenAid.

Getting Dirty: Oil, Gas, Mining and Sex

Indigenous Rights and the Extractive Industry
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By Rebecca Adamson (Cherokee), an Indigenous economist, founder and President of First Peoples Worldwide

GRI Helps Companies Comply with Directive on Non-Financial Reporting

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A new GRI linkage document shows how companies can use the G4 Guidelines to comply with the European Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information.

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A new GRI linkage document shows how companies can use the G4 Guidelines to comply with the European Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information.

Huntsman Publishes UNGC Communication on Progress - 2013

The Communication on Progress is part of an annual sustainability report and fulfills a pledge to the United Nations Global Compact
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When we signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2011, we promised to uphold the UNGC’s Ten Principles and to make steady progress toward aligning our corporate policies and management systems with those principles. We further committed to sharing that progress with the UNGC office through our annual sustainability report.

Pillars in Practice Project Update: Bangladesh

Interview with Farhana Sharmin of the CSR Centre Bangladesh on the climate for labor rights in Bangladesh
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Increasing Global Demand for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence

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Recently proposed legislation to address conflict minerals in the European Union and Canada are just the tip of the iceberg in the landslide of demand for global adoption of legally and socially responsible sourcing practices.  As a result, key executives at the world’s most recognized companies are embracing a new era where supply chain transparency is no longer an option, but a requirement by the court of law and the court of public opinion.

GE Supports UN Global Compact and Maplecroft to Develop Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum

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GE worked with the United Nations Global Compact and Maplecroft in developing the Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum, which provides case studies and discussion forums on human rights dilemmas that multinational corporations face globally, particularly in emerging markets. GE joined the Global Compact -- the largest responsible business coalition in the world based on 10 principles covering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues -- in December 2008. 

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GE worked with the United Nations Global Compact and Maplecroft in developing the Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum, which provides case studies and discussion forums on human rights dilemmas that multinational corporations face globally, particularly in emerging markets. GE joined the Global Compact -- the largest responsible business coalition in the world based on 10 principles covering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues -- in December 2008. 

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