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CHRB-UNGPRF Frequently Asked Questions

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, 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, has jointly published with the creators of the...more

05 June 2015.

Launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

IHRB, together with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRCC), Aviva Investors, Calvert InvestmentsEiris and VBDO, today announce the launch of the first wide-scale project to rank companies on their human rights performance.

A total of 500 of the top global companies from four key...more

03 December 2014.

Robinson and Ruggie Open Letter to FIFA on Human Rights

In a letter to FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, on behalf of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), urge football’s...more

11 June 2014.

Statement from the B Team 12 Months on from Rana Plaza

A year ago today, over 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers lost their lives when, despite prior warnings, the building in which they were working collapsed. Over 2,500 more were injured in the disaster, some crippled for life.

This statement is issued by The B Team.

The victims of the Rana Plaza...more

28 April 2014.

IHRB Joins the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

The Voluntary Principles initiative (VPs) was established in 2000 to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations within a framework that encourages respect for human rights. Participants in the VPs initiative include companies, governments and civil society as well as...more

17 March 2014.

European Commission Publishes Three Sector Guides on Human Rights by IHRB and Shift

In June 2013, the European Commission issued three Guides on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for Employment & Recruitment agencies, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) companies and Oil & Gas companies, written by IHRB and Shift.

What the Guides Do:...more

01 June 2013.

UK Parliamentary Motion Welcoming Staff Wanted Initiative

The UK Parliament in Early Day Motion 176 has recognised concerns about the exploitation of workers, particularly agency staff employed by UK hotels, and welcomed the Staff Wanted Initiative (SWI). SWI has been launched by Anti-Slavery International and IHRB, and seeks to raise awareness of the...more

27 June 2012.

European Commission Selects Three Sectors for New Guidance on Business & Human Rights

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry announced in January 2012 that the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) together with Shift had been selected to develop sector-specific guidance on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, which forms...more

04 February 2012.

IHRB and Shift Selected by European Commission to Develop Guidance for Three Sectors

This week the European Commission announced that the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and Shift have been selected to support a new project to develop guidance for select industry sectors on implementing the corporate responsibility to respect human rights.

In June 2011, the European...more

10 January 2012.

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