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Corporate Justice Coalition spokespeople can provide print, online and broadcast media comment on all issues related to our work. 

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Deforestation law welcome, but government must go further

The CORE Coalition welcomes the government’s announcement that it will require UK companies to carry out due diligence on their supply chains - but the government must impose due diligence with legal liability for companies across all human rights and environmental harms.

Vedanta Resources and subsidiary to face justice the UK over human rights harms in Zambia

Today, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the CORE Coalition welcomed the decision of the United Kingdom Supreme Court to allow a complaint to proceed against Vedanta Resources Plc and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), alleging serious harm from extraction activities in Zambia. Read the full press release here.

Ahead of Supreme Court ruling in human rights case against mining company, UK NGOs and unions call for new law to curb multinationals’ global abuses

On the day that the UK Supreme Court rules on whether 1,800 Zambian villages can continue their claim against mining giant Vedanta, more than 20 organisations launch call for legal reform to make UK multinationals accountable for human rights abuses and environmental damage linked to their global operations and supply chains. Read the full press...

Companies failing to report meaningful information about their impacts on society and the environment

The Alliance for Corporate Transparency project has analysed how European companies disclose information necessary for understanding their impact on society and the environment, as required by the EU Non-financial Reporting Directive. the report finds that on the whole, companies are failing to report meaningful information. Read the press release >>

UK multinationals must respect human rights globally, UK Supreme Court is told

The UK Supreme Court is to hear an appeal on 15 and 16 January 2019 from mining giant Vedanta Resources, in a case brought by 2,000 Zambian villagers who claim that their water and land have been poisoned by the firm’s operations. The Court will consider evidence from the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and CORE...

Letter to the Financial Times: A golden opportunity to end corporate impunity

CORE, Corruption Watch and Transparency International UK’s letter, published in the FT, argues that it is virtually impossible in the UK under its present laws to prosecute large companies for economic crime and human rights abuses. We stress that the UK’s laws on corporate liability urgently need reform, in order to bring an end to...

Letter to the Guardian: Pay Ratios on their Own Not Enough

CORE, the TUC, ShareAction, the High Pay Centre, the Equality Trust and CAFOD have written to the Guardian, penning that while the publication of pay ratios will make it easier to hold directors to account for excessive pay inequalities, fundamental reforms to the UK corporate governance are needed. Transparency will not lead to more equal...