Norwegian oil rig

15 November, 2019

Norges Bank excludes G4S from portfolio over human rights concerns

Boardrooms were delivered a blunt reminder this week that human rights cannot be ignored. Norges Bank, the $1,...
UN flag

21 October, 2019

UN treaty renews focus on the role of business in human rights

In recent week officials, diplomats and academics gathered at the United Nations in Geneva to debate the details of
German Reichstag, Germany

12 September, 2019

Campaigners call for German supply chain law to protect human rights

German companies face calls for a new supply chain law designed to protect against environmental and human rights abuses in the production of the goods and services they buy. This week a coalition ...
OECD Principles, responsible business

12 September, 2018

Responsible business conduct: the OECD way

Businesses now have the latest tool to aid them in their efforts to trade responsibly. The
Ethical, ethics, Scrabble

1 June, 2018

OECD publishes guidance on responsible business due diligence

Forty-eight countries have signed up to OECD guidance on due diligence for responsible business conduct. The
supply chain protection

9 March, 2018

Stepping up supply chain protection

There is a global expectation today that all companies respect human rights—that is, the rights of their workers and those whom their operations affect. But social issues, which tend t...
CCTV, workplace cameras, workplace surveillance

6 February, 2018

Workplace cameras violate employees’ privacy, rules court

Hidden workplace cameras can breach employees’ human rights, even if the workers are caught on film stealing, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. ...
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

20 November, 2017

Campaigners call on EU to back mandatory human rights due diligence

A major campaign group has called on Brussels to make mandatory human rights due diligence for corporates part of European Union company law. The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) mak...

11 July, 2017

Non-Financial Reporting Directive: embracing the challenge

Non-financial reporting requirements are nothing new for Europe’s listed companies, yet regulators and investors feel that many still don’t get it. The
Paris, France

30 March, 2017

France: large firms face new ‘duty of care’ on risk management

New legislation has been introduced in France which places a new "duty of vigilance", or "duty of care", on large French corporates. Qualifying legal entities will have to develop and implement yea...