Human Rights

SJW Group Releases 2020 Sustainability Report: Coast to Coast

The company’s newly adopted Human Rights Policy, gains in Environmental and Social goals, and a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion are among the highlights of the report.
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SJW Group (NYSE: SJW), among the largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility companies in the U.S., announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report, Coast to Coast. It is SJW Group’s first report that includes Connecticut Water Service, Inc., which was acquired in 2019. The report includes all SJW Group’s  water and wastewater utility operations in California, Connecticut, Maine and Texas. The organization’s newly adopted Human Rights Policy is among the highlights of the report.

New and Revised Human Rights Standards to be Explored

Survey on updating GRI Topic Standards to improve human rights reporting
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March 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A survey has launched to seek views on the priority human rights issues that could be included in future in revised or new GRI Standards.

The Universal Standards – which apply to all organizations using the Standards – are being updated by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). The new version, to launch later this year, will increase requirements for human rights and due diligence reporting, aligning with UN Guiding Principles and OECD Guidelines.

Business & Human Rights Summit: New Speakers Confirmed

Announcing the UN Global Compact Network UK’s flagship Business & Human Rights Summit: 2 days with 800+ CEOs, business leaders, heads of sustainability, investors, & NGOs.
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March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - We invite you to participate in the UN Global Compact Network UK’s flagship Business & Human Rights Summit. The summit will be taking place 30-31 March 2021, and is generously supported by Marshalls plc.  

Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Should Not Be Optional

GRI backs EU consultation on sustainable corporate governance
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February 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Proposals by the European Commission that would introduce new due diligence requirements for companies on their human rights and environmental impacts have been strongly supported by GRI.

Westpac Sets Out Its Sustainability Strategy to 2023

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Building on its long term objectives, Westpac’s refreshed Sustainability Strategy sets out the bank’s sustainability priorities for the next three years:  

CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector

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PARIS, 21 January 2021 /3BL Media/—  As collectives of major global companies with supply chains in the palm oil sector,  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition and Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour both share a steadfast commitmen

Advancing Women Through Sustainable Investing

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by Jennifer Coombs, associate professor at the College for Financial Planning and the founder of the financial blog, GradMoney. She is the creator, lead author, and lead instructor for the Chartered SRI Counselor™ (CSRIC™) designation program

Major Retailers and Consumer Brands Commit to Eradicate Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains with Launch of New Coalition of Action

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  • 20 of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, members of The Consumer Goods Forum, take collective action to address the challenge of forced labour in their supply chains
  • In line with international agreements, Coalition members have developed a framework for deploying forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence systems in their operations to identify, remedy and prevent forced labour risks and impacts

New Report Identifies Ten Ways Canadian Businesses Can Better Support Children's Rights

First-ever Child Rights and Business Assessment launched in Canada
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TORONTO, December 10, 2020 /3BL Media/  – In celebration of Human Rights Day, UNICEF Canada and Global Compact Network Canada today launched the first-ever Child Rights and Business Assessment to help Canadian businesses assess their impact on children’s wellbeing. The tool provides ten recommendations for Canadian companies to become champions for children and includes examples of how leading Canadian companies are currently reporting on their efforts to address children’s rights.

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