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Modern slavery: government must ensure that new measures shine a light into company supply chain practices

CORE welcomes today’s announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron that companies with a turnover of more than £36 million will be required to report on slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains from October. Companies should be guided to report on what they are doing to address the risks of slavery in their supply...

Euro companies able to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, weeks before new legislation will be discussed in Parliament. Read the press release >>

UK government must legislate to tackle corporate human rights abuse abroad

Opportunities this autumn for action to address slavery in supply chains and the trade in conflict minerals – The UK government must stop relying on voluntary measures to prevent UK businesses harming people and the environment overseas, a network of leading human rights, development and environmental NGOs said today.

FOI request reveals UK government backed Shell and Rio Tinto in human rights court cases after companies lobbied for support

Documents released to CORE reveal how the oil giant Shell and mining multinational Rio Tinto successfully lobbied for UK government backing against human rights court cases in the U.S., at the same time as the UK was preparing its Business and Human Rights Action Plan. Read the press release >>

UK government succeeds in weakening EU corporate transparency reform

The UK and other governments have succeeded in watering down new European rules designed to boost corporate transparency. However, MEPs brought forward and defended some important improvements to the initial proposal, such as a requirement for companies to report on the most significant risks to people and planet posed by their suppliers. The reform will...

Corporate abuse victims sign away rights under UK company complaint process

Tanzanian villagers using an internal company grievance process to raise complaints about UK mining firm African Barrick Gold (ABG) have been required to sign a confidential legal waiver, committing them to secrecy and barring them from taking part in any further actions against the company. Read the press release >>