Commodities take many forms. From energy - such as oil and petroleum and gas, to metals and minerals including iron ore, copper, aluminum, gold - to agricultural and other “soft” commodity products - like coffee, cocoa, wheat and soybeans - commodities form the backbone of much global commerce.
IHRB’s focus on commodities addresses a range of activities, including the:
- governance and operations of the extractives sector
- human rights responsibilities of firms that trade commodities globally
Our full commodities library can be seen below.
Natural resource extraction should be about shared prosperity.
28 November 2018
- Report: Bridging Boundaries - New Memoir by IHRB Patron
- Report: Public Consultation on Draft Human Rights Guidance for the Commodities Trading Sector
- Report: Comments Received on Draft Human Rights Guidance for the Commodities Trading Sector
- Report: Tackling Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex Discrimination - Standards of Conduct for Business
01 February 2019
- News: New course on Business and Human Rights in Norway - Rafto, IHRB, University of Bergen
- Event: Institutional Roles and Coordination in Land Access and Acquisition
- Event: 5th Extractive Sector Forum - Land Access and Acquisition for Extractives Projects
- News: Five Years On - IHRB Reflects on the State of Business and Human Rights
10 July 2018
- Commentary: Human Rights and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative - A Conversation
- Podcast: Nnimmo Bassey on Community Injustices
- Podcast: Anneke Van Woudenberg on Anvil Mining in the DR Congo
- Commentary: Beyond a Simple Trading of Powers: An Alternative Future for the Global Mining Industry?
28 November 2018
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