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Wall Street Journal: Companies Fail to Meet Human-Rights Benchmark, Study Finds

13 November 2018

"Major companies in the resource extraction, agricultural and clothing industries are failing to demonstrate respect for human rights, according to a study based on principles from the United Nations.

The study, produced by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, a U.K.-based organization that draws expertise from think-tanks, investors and business foundations, tracks how companies perform across 100 indicators built on the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as additional industry-specific standards."

Read the full article on Wall Street Journal website

Also covered in:

  • Reuters.com: Most Big Companies Failing U.N. Human Rights Test, Ranking Shows

  • FT.com [Paywall]: Prada, Starbucks and Kraft Censured over Human Rights Transparency

  • Ethical Corporation: New Human Rights Ranking Shows Most Firms Have Barely Left the Starting Line

  • just-style: Adidas, M&S lead Human Rights Benchmark, Despite "Concerning" Overall Picture

  • Environmental Leader: As Major Companies ‘Fail’ on Human Rights, CHRB Urges Investors to Take Note

  • Ethical Corporation: US Companies Perform Twice as Badly as Europeans on Human Rights Ranking

  • Corporate Responsibility and the Law: The 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark: Some Successes but Ongoing Challenges in Company Efforts to Advance Human Rights

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