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There’s increasing focus and attention, from several key stakeholder groups, on the need for greater transparency on human rights. In Ethical Corporation’s newly published management briefing they look at the rising reputational, legal and brand risks, and some of the companies that are leading the way in Human Rights reporting.
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When it comes to reporting on non-financial issues, human rights are low on companies’ agendas. And yet, human rights issues are vitally important to business. This is highlighted by examples ranging from the recent $5bn lawsuit filed against BHP Billiton related to the collapse of the Mariana dam at a mine in Brazil in 2015, to the use of forced labour in Uzbek cotton fields and the campaign by investors against gun manufacturers in the wake of school shootings in the US.
Sectors with particular human rights issues include food and beverages, apparel, ICT, extractives, construction, hotels and tourism, pharmaceuticals and automotive.
The newly published briefing features insights from the likes of; Shift, Accountancy Europe, ABN AMRO, APG Asset Management, CHRB and JLL
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