Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse

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Human rights violations have increased 70% globally since 2008

Tweet by Marilyn Croser CORE The UK government must hold companies to account for abuses such as slavery, land grabs and trade in conflict minerals, says report Since 2008, there has been an unprecedented rise in human rights violations globally, up 70% according to a new report. Workers’ rights are seriously compromised and rural and...

UNHRC votes on business and human rights resolutions

At the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, June 2014, two resolutions were adopted by the Council. The first, drafted by Ecuador and South Africa, directs “to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group with the mandate to elaborate an international legally binding instrument on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with respect...

Seeking quality guidance for your strategic report? The FRC's Guidance on the Strategic Report misses the mark

Tweet The Financial Reporting Council has published its Guidance on the Strategic Report. The non-mandatory guidelines are designed to encourage companies to provide their shareholders with a holistic and meaningful picture of their business model, strategy, development, performance, position and future prospects. In the lead up to the release of the report, accountancy bodies, investors...

Letter to Jenny Willott MP: Supply Chain Transparency (May 2014)

As part of our ongoing work around corporate transparency, we wrote to Jenny Willott MP, Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs, to request a meeting to discuss progress on supply chain transparency. BIS has put a good deal of effort and resources into reform of non-financial reporting, corporate governance and supply chain transparency. It...

Coming up: UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The 2nd UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights begins on 2 December in Geneva. The Forum brings together representatives from civil society, government and business to discuss key issues and work that has gone on over the past year to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Indigenous people’s rights...

Corporate transparency: latest on the European proposals

Over the last few weeks, much of CORE’s advocacy work has focused on influencing the EU non-financial reporting reforms. All of the amendments that the European Coalition for Corporate Justice put forward to strengthen the proposal have been tabled by at least one political group, and some have the support of multiple groups. So even...

CORE’s freedom of information requests on Shell court case: FCO & BIS scrape the bottom of the barrel for excuses

In February 2012, the UK government made an intervention in Kiobel -v- Shell, a US court case brought against Shell by a group of people from the Niger Delta. The case became notorious when Shell argued that corporations couldn’t be sued for violating international law. The UK government joined with the Dutch government to submit...