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GE, Mars Inc., Tesco and VINCI Join Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

Four international brands today join the roster of seven other global companies in the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment.

GE, Mars Inc., Tesco, and Vinci join The Coca-Cola Company, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IKEA, M&S, Unilever, and Walmart in committing to the “Employer Pays...more

18 June 2017.

FIFA Publishes Human Rights Policy

FIFA, the international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer, has published its first Human Rights Policy. According to FIFA, the document embodies Article 3 of the FIFA Statutes, which states “FIFA is committed to respecting all internationally recognised human rights...more

08 June 2017.

World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry Endorses Sporting Chance Principles

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has endorsed the Sporting Chance Principles on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights.

Produced to further the efforts of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (“MSE Platform”), the Principles aim to underpin the common goal...more

23 May 2017.

Tokyo 2020 and the ILO Agree Partnership to Promote Decent Work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the 2020 Olympic Games (TOCOG) have agreed a unique partnership agreement aimed at advancing “decent work” through socially responsible labour practices amongst the Games’ delivery partners.

The milestone...more

13 May 2017.

FIBA, Basketball’s World Governing Body, Reverses Controversial Headgear Ban

FIBA - basketball's world governing body - today announced that it will allow basketball players to wear headgear from October 2017.

In an important decision, FIBA's Mid-Term Congress unanimously ratified the new headgear rule after its first ever Mid-Term Congress. The decision to overturn the...more

04 May 2017.

FIFA Joins Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights

FIFA – the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football) – football’s global governing body, has joined the Steering Committee of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform).

The MSE Platform is an emerging...more

25 April 2017.

Joint Committee on Human Rights Report - Promoting Responsibility and Ensuring Accountability

The UK House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights has published its report entitled "Human Rights and Business 2017: Promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability". 

IHRB's submission and verbal evidence to the Joint Committee was quoted in relation to the following...more

05 April 2017.

Research into the Facilities Management Sector Launched

The UK Modern Slavery Act has increased the focus in the UK on the conditions of workers in both direct and extended supply chains. Facilities management is a growing sector within the UK and globally, but more awareness is needed of the ways in which companies in the sector can positively and...more

21 March 2017.

The First Wide-Scale Publicly Available Benchmark on Corporate Human Rights Performance

The first-ever public ranking of corporate human rights performance launched today, seeking to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.

BHP Billiton, Marks & Spencer Group, Rio Tinto, Nestle, Adidas and Unilever are among...more

13 March 2017.

Olympic Host City Contracts to Explicitly Include Human Rights Protections

The International Olympic Committee announced today that as of 2024 new host city contracts will for the first time include explicit human rights protections. The new contracts make specific reference to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which outline the human...more

28 February 2017.

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