human rights

The majority of the world’s 2,000 most influential companies are failing to ensure human rights, decent work and ethical conduct.

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human rights

BCGEU spotlights human rights at Gildan Activewear AGM May 29th, 2024 The British Columbia General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) has put forward a human rights shareholder proposal for Gildan Activewear’s AGM. Gildan, an apparel manufacturer, owns several large activewear brands, including American Apparel, Under Armour and New Balance. BCGEU’s proposal calls on the board to prepare […]

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european commission

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has voted in favour of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), amid criticism that the proposals were weakened by EU member states.

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Child labour

Two of the largest US poultry processing firms, Tyson Foods and Perdue Farms, are under investigation by the Department of Labor over allegations they hired migrant children to clean slaughterhouses, according to reports

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human rights

Investor coalition ShareAction has written to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) to design international reporting standards for human and worker rights.

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Investors back EU plan for human rights due diligence rules

Proposed legislation will hold financial services firms based in or operating in the EU accountable for human rights and environmental violations in their value chain.  

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human rights

Investors back human rights efforts ahead of EU rules October 15, 2021 A group of 94 investors with more than $6 trillion in assets have announced support for human rights and environmental due diligence ahead of new rules expected from the EU and recent support from the UN. The Investor Alliance for Human Rights, a […]

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Many banks and investment funds have been included in an international treaty clamping down on private-sector human rights abuses.

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Corporate Human Rights Benchmark launched

Top international investment organisations are in talks to launch a new collaboration to promote human rights in the corporate world, according to Responsible Investor.

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sustainability disclosure, climate standards

MEPs pave the way for higher environmental standards New EU law on due diligence will also cover human rights issues MEPs are urging companies and investors to focus on sustainability by paving the way for a new EU law that requires them to address human rights and environmental standards. A legislative report, published on 10 […]

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