Human Rights

Accountability on Human Rights: GRI Labor Standards up for Review

Global Sustainability Standards Board seeks multi-stakeholder representatives for Advisory Group
Press Release

Human rights reporting will be further integrated in the GRI Standards, following the launch of a project to update labor Topic Standards – including the creation of new disclosures or standards.

The ESG Industry's Strong Foundation and Bright Future

Article

by Tim Smith, Boston Trust Walden

In light of my forthcoming retirement in December 2022, I am especially pleased to be included in this 30th anniversary issue of GreenMoney. It has been a tremendous privilege to be embedded in the evolution of ESG Investing for 50 years, first at ICCR and then at Boston Trust Walden.

Human Trafficking Prevention

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American has become an industry leader in combating human trafficking and child exploitation. We have mandatory human trafficking awareness training for our frontline, customer-facing team members — including flight attendants, pilots and airport customer service representatives — as well as for team members with international purchasing responsibilities. This training is required for new hires and as part of our recurrent training programs. We know that vigilance is key in fighting the scourge of human trafficking, and we stand ready to help.

Yum China's Commitment to Respecting and Protecting Human Rights in the Workplace and Communities

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Yum China firmly believes that a sustainable business must be built on principles of respect and protection of human rights and the company endorse the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and relevant international human rights conventions, including but not limited to the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Yum China proactively identifies, prevents, and mitigates human rights violations within the company and throughout its value chain.

Investing in the Transition to a More Sustainable Economy

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by Joe Keefe, President of Impax Asset Management

The coming decades will require an epochal transition from an industrial-age economy where negative long-term environmental and social externalities are ignored to a sustainable economy where future growth is accompanied by dramatically improved environmental and social outcomes. The future of human civilization as well as countless species, and indeed of nature itself, depends on it.

GRI: 'Highly Significant' UN Vote on Right to a Sustainable World

Landmark moment as global community commits to a ‘clean, healthy and sustainable environment’
Press Release

July 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ - GRI has celebrated the passing of a vote by the United Nations General Assembly (28 July), to recognize the ‘human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment’. This historic resolution was overwhelmingly supported by the 193-member world body.

Human Capital Management: Holistically Bringing Together Human Rights, DEI, and Health and Safety

Q&A with Esther Hackett, Vice President of Human Resources at Gildan
Article

With the recent launch of Gildan’s Next Generation ESG strategy and future targets, we wanted to sit down with a member of Gildan’s leadership team on one of the Company's most important areas of focus – respect for people.

Investors Lead Demand for Businesses to Disclose Human Rights Impacts

Global Reporting Initiative highlights why human rights is central to sustainability reporting
Press Release

May 9, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Stakeholder demands are reaffirming that disclosure on human rights related impacts are central to how companies demonstrate accountability. This is a key conclusion of the new edition of The GRI Perspective, the regular series exploring topical themes in the world of sustainability reporting.

Hiring an Executive Director for the International Cocoa Initiative

Blog

Did you know that almost half of the children living in cocoa-growing areas in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are estimated to be involved in child labour?

Despite progress being made within the cocoa sector, the prevalence of this issue continues to be of great concern. One group on a mission to tackle this is the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI); a dedicated Foundation working together with its partners to improve the lives of children and adults at risk of child or forced labour within cocoa-growing communities.

GRI Concern Over 'Watered Down' EU Corporate Governance Directive

The global sustainability reporting standard setter calls for more ambition in scope and reach by the European Commission
Press Release

March 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Following the publication of the European Commission’s proposal for the Sustainable Corporate Governance Directive, GRI – the provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards – is calling for human rights and environmental due diligence to be more strongly embedded in the legal framework.

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