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Human Rights Transparency: How Are Global Firms Responding?

Date: 01 July 2016

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Executive Summary

Social sustainability issues, such as child and forced labour, are increasingly becoming issues that can no longer by ignored by executives at global firms. This report helps Heads of Procurement, Supply Chain, EH&S and Sustainability functions as well as service providers, such as the Big Four audit firms, better understand how multinational firms are responding to increasing societal expectations for corporate labour practices. Verdantix assessed 15 multinational firms from at-risk sectors to determine how global firms have recently responded to modern slavery concerns and found six strategies that have been commonly adopted among brand-leading firms.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Human Rights Transparency: How Are Global Firms Responding?
Mixture Of Regulations And Advocacy Push Human Rights To The Forefront Of Media Spotlight
Labour Intensive Industries With Complex Supply Chains Are Most At Risk
Human Rights Is A Complex Problem With No Easy Short-Term Solutions
Firms Rely On Multiple Strategies To Tackle Human Rights Violations Cost Effectively

ORGANISATIONS MENTIONED

3M, Adobe, AECOM, Alstom, Amnesty International, Apple, Arche Advisors, ASOS, Benetech, BSR, Bureau Veritas, Business & Human Rights Resources Centre, Cargill, Carlson, Control Union, CORE Coalition, CVS Health, Dell, DNV GL, EcoVadis, Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), EMC, Ericsson, Espirit, European Union (EU), General Mills, Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), Google, H&M, Hasbro, Hershey, HP, Human Rights Watch, IBM, Inditex, Indofood, Indonesian Labor Organization, Indonesian Tin Working Group, Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance, Intel, International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Intertek, M&S, Maplecroft, Mars, Mazars, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nevsun Resources, Newmont, OECD, PepsiCo, PETA, Philips, Primark, Railsponsible, SABMiller, SEDEX, Segen Constructions, SGS, Shift, Simco, Starbucks, Success Apparel, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Target, Tazreen Fashion, Tuba Group, Unilever, United Nations (UN), US Congress, US SEC, US State Department, Verité, Vodafone, Wal-Mart, Yum!