Commodities

Comments Received on Draft Human Rights Guidance for the Commodities Trading Sector

19 March 2018

The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) mandated the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) to work with all representatives from different stakeholder groups to develop Guidance for the commodities trading sector on implementing the UNGPs. 

The Draft Guidance was available for public consultation until 30th April 2018. 

Comments from:

  1. Vitol SA

  2. Swiss Trading & Shipping Association

  3. Public Eye

  4. Association Suisse des Fabricants et Commerçants de Metaux Precieux

  5. MKS (Switzerland) SA

  6. Colin Tinto - Consultant

  7. DLA Piper

Latest IHRB Publications

The Governance Legacy of Mega-Sporting Events: A Golden Opportunity to Promote Human Rights

Human rights’ next of kin is the global anti-corruption movement. These two efforts increasingly work in tandem, creating the conditions in which humans flourish. Their synergy has at least two explanations. Most obviously, we know that corruption...

Channelling Sir Geoffrey Chandler on the History and Future of Business and Human Rights

I write from Tokyo this week where I am honouring a longstanding commitment to address business and human rights issues. But there is nowhere in the world I would rather be today - professionally or personally - than with you at the Bonavero...

06 December 2018

Commentary by Bennett Freeman

Rights and Wrongs: Best Or Loudest?

Last week, Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, visited India. He met a few leading women activists and journalists who use the social media platform extensively, in order to understand better how they felt about the space his company...