Today, on international anti-slavery day, IHRB's Neill Wilkins will be speaking about forced labour and responsible recruitment at a Modern Slavery Workshop for the Construction Industry and its Suppliers.
With the Modern Slavery Act 2015 over a year old, there is growing awareness relating to the...more
18 October 2016.
IHRB's Migrant Workers Programme Manager Neill Wilkins is in Berlin this week taking part in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) workshop on the prevention of trafficking in human beings, hosted by the Government of Germany.
The workshop will be looking at the importance...more
07 September 2016.
Today IHRB's Migrant Workers Programme Manager Neill Wilkins is taking part in the First Symposium on Promoting Regulatory Harmonization of Recruitment Intermediaries in Colombo Process Member States (23rd August).
23 August 2016.
Since launching the Pilot Benchmark in March 2016, we have been hard at work putting the methodology into practice by researching and engaging with the top 100 companies selected for the Pilot Benchmark.
Throughout this ambitious initiative, many stakeholders have advised us to take our time and...more
18 August 2016.
On 16th June 2016, the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the UK Parliament announced an inquiry into human rights and business in the UK. The Inquiry is being undertaken in order to consider progress by the Government in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights through...more
20 July 2016.
Mega sporting events have the potential to help catalyze greater respect for human rights and international labour standards. The efforts of public and private actors involved in the delivery of these events contribute to a range of benefits including new jobs, improved infrastructure such as...more
20 June 2016.
On June 16th 2011, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The Guiding Principles were unprecedented on many levels, including by reaffirming and clarifying state duties to protect against abuses involving business and by...more
16 June 2016.
A coalition of over 80 investors, with $4.8 trillion in assets under management, has pledged support for the creation of the world’s first wide-scale benchmark on companies’ human rights policies, processes and practices, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).
The investors included in the...more
14 June 2016.
The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), an initiative driven by Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, Eiris, IHRB and VBDO to create the world's first wide-scale benchmark on corporate human rights performance.
As the CHRB approaches the release of the...more
16 May 2016.
MCRB will examine approximately 100 large Myanmar companies drawing on the list of top 1,000 income and commercial tax payers published by the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) and scoring each company on the basis of the 35 questions. This research is inspired by Transparency International’s TRAC...more
06 May 2016.