This week, the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI) adopted the “Kazan Action Plan”, which sets priorities for the implementation of sports policy in the coming years.
The Kazan Action Plan aims to address the...more
15 July 2017.
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, 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.
23 May 2017.
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.
13 May 2017.
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 – 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.
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".
05 April 2017.
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-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.