First-Ever Human Rights Review by an Automaker Conducted by Ford

There is some good news to note about the auto industry behind the recent headlines about layoffs and tariff wars. Ford has completed a“saliency assessment,” a review that identifies the most important human rights issues relevant to the company. The assessment was conducted in line with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.The automaker says it will now develop an action plan to address these issues, through a specific filter of the link between environmental issues and the human rights issues that emerged from the review. A holistic overview such as that of Ford’s review could introduce as much meaningful change into the industry as any shift in energy sourcing or computer-driven features.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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Jul 15, 2011 1:00 PM ET
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York - July 15, 2011 - Although the majority of Americans (96%) say they can identify two to three causes that are important to them personally, the recent 2011 MSLGROUP Social Purpose Index found...
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Jul 15, 2011 12:45 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Alexandria, VA - July 15, 2011 - Global Impact, whose mission is to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people, named John E. Lazar to manage the...

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Jul 15, 2011 12:17 PM ET

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Jul 15, 2011 12:15 PM ET

In an  article for Fortune today, Dan Mitchell opines that the clean tech industry could be headed for the cliff, so...

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Jul 15, 2011 11:45 AM ET
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Jul 15, 2011 11:00 AM ET

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Jul 15, 2011 11:00 AM ET

 From Glenn Croston's blog at Ecopreneurist

Water is an important issue globally, and with the world’s...
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Jul 15, 2011 10:38 AM ET

From Glenn Croston's blog at Fast Company

Harry Potter mania is once again sweeping the globe in preparation for the final movie, ...
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Jul 15, 2011 10:31 AM ET

Molecular Transformation: Change Starts from Little Things
By: Brenda Campos and Sylvia Torres
Chochabamba, Bolivia
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On our way to Bolivia: “Do not let them divide us! If we stand together we can...

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