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European Commission’s strategy on CSR 2011-2014

The Commission launched this public consultation in order to receive feedback on the implementation of its most recent policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which is outlined in the Communication “A renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility” (COM(2011) 681). CORE states its support for the Commission’s new definition of CSR, identifies the weaknesses in...

Joint submission to the Drafting Group on Human Rights and Business of the Council of Europe

The response expresses support for a Council of Europe non-binding instrument focused on access to justice and closely related issues. Such an instrument should essentially deal with State–based judicial mechanisms given the Council of Europe’s long-standing expertise in this field and since other instruments have already provided important guidance on companybased grievance mechanisms.

Joint submission to the Drafting Group on Human Rights and Business of the Council of Europe

The response expresses support for a Council of Europe non-binding instrument focused on access to justice and closely related issues. Such an instrument should essentially deal with State–based judicial mechanisms given the Council of Europe’s long-standing expertise in this field and since other instruments have already provided important guidance on company based grievance mechanisms.

Response to UK Export Finance consultation

Changes to the UK government’s powers to support exports and investments must fully reflect the environmental, social and human rights dimensions of UK Export Finance’s activities.

Response to UK Export Finance consultation

Changes to the UK government’s powers to support exports and investments must fully reflect the environmental, social and human rights dimensions of UK Export Finance’s activities.

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.