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Report calls for step change on human rights conduct of business in Greater China region

Posted: Aug 27, 2014 – 12:00 AM EST

LONDON, Aug. 27 /CSRwire/ - Companies operating in Greater China as well as Chinese firms operating overseas must do more to respect human rights, according to a new report by an international human rights organization. The report, released today in Chinese and English...

Calle 13 Calls on Chevron to Stop Running from Amazon Disaster

Posted: May 02, 2014 – 12:42 PM EST

NEW YORK, May 02 /CSRwire/ - Calle 13, one of the most popular bands in Latin America, will visit the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador this Friday to witness the environmental damage caused by Texaco, now Chevron, when it operated in Ecuador between 1964...

European Business: Workers and Minorities at the Sharp End of Human Rights Abuse

Posted: May 01, 2014 – 03:18 PM EST

LONDON and KIEV, May 01 /CSRwire/ - Two briefings issued in parallel by Business Human Rights Resource Centre find business respect for human rights remains a challenge in Western Europe and in Eastern Europe Central Asia. Click here to access the briefings Released...

International Human Rights Advocate Mark Stephens, CBE Named as Global Network Initiative Board Chair

Posted: Mar 20, 2014 – 08:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ - The Global Network Initiative (GNI) today announced the election of Mark Stephens as Independent Chair of its Board of Directors, effective March 21, 2014. Mr. Stephens, a London-based partner at the law firm HowardKennedyFSI, is an internationally accomplished...

Making a Replicable Model for Excellence: H&M Creates a New Paradigm For Skilled Labor

Posted: Mar 04, 2014 – 04:02 PM EST

STOCKHOLM and NEW YORK, Mar. 04 /CSRwire/ - HM has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) as part of its goal to make continuous and lasting improvements for the garment industry in Bangladesh. The company will invest in skills...

With Power Comes Responsibility: Technology Firms Face Increasing Expectations to Respect Human Rights

Posted: Feb 28, 2014 – 10:00 AM EST

LONDON, Feb. 28 /CSRwire/ - Today Business Human Rights Resource Centre launched a briefing highlighting the human rights responsibilities of information and communications technology (ICT) companies around the world. The briefing is launched in advance of RightsCon, a major gathering of human rights...

85 firms still “silent” on California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Posted: Feb 12, 2014 – 04:43 PM EST

LONDON, Feb. 12 /CSRwire/ - In outreach to 129 companies inquiring whether they have public statements in line with the 2010 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act SB-657, only 44 responded (of which 11 have now adopted a statement). While it is welcome...

Wyndham Worldwide Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

Posted: Dec 12, 2013 – 10:32 AM EST

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 12 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - For the second consecutive year, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has announced it received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI),...

Businesses Across the Middle East Must Put Human Rights Above the Bottom Line

Posted: Dec 10, 2013 – 03:10 PM EST

LONDON, Dec. 10 /CSRwire/ - Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released today in Arabic, English and French by the Business Human Rights Resource Centre...

Rockwell Automation Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for Equality and Inclusiveness

Posted: Dec 09, 2013 – 11:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 09 /CSRwire/ - Rockwell Automation has been recognized by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation with a 100 percent rating on its 2014 Corporate Equality Index. The perfect score recognizes Rockwell Automation for its work in creating a more inclusive work environment,...

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