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A Pattern of Abuse

Submission to the Joint Committee on the draft Modern Slavery bill

CORE welcomes the draft Bill which presents an important opportunity to introduce much-needed legislative measures as a necessary first step to improving corporate transparency and accountability for the most serious labour rights violations in the supply chain.    

Climate change and modern slavery: a vicious circle

Anti-Slavery International's new report, From a Vicious to a Virtuous Circle, looks closely at the link between climate change and modern slavery, demonstrating that climate change and modern slavery are serious challenges that need to be tackled together.

Statement re. UK government position on EU Council negotiations on proposal for disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups – 2013/0110(COD)

The EU Council is currently negotiating this important proposal on how the largest companies report. We consider this reform a vital step towards improving corporate accountability and transparency, and implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedy for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business

States are failing in their obligation to ensure access to effective judicial remedies to victims of human rights violations by businesses operating outside their territory.  Two years from the universal endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, there is more work to be done. This report by CORE, European Coalition for Corporate...

Good Business? Analysis of the UK Government Action Plan on Business & Human Rights

The UK broke new ground in becoming the first State to produce a National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In this new analysis, CORE identifies the positive proposals, the missing elements and some of the policies that are threatening to undermine the government’s stated commitment...

Resource efficient EU economy: the role of company reporting

This report argues that by introducing rules to make companies measure and reduce their overall use of resources, environmental and social impacts will be improved, and companies will lower their costs while boosting competitiveness.