Human Rights

Joining Forces to Protect Human Rights

by Allison Arbib
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In a range of human rights and labor rights due diligence frameworks -- the UN Guiding Principles, the United States Department of Labor Comply Chain, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct -- as well as resources like the Responsible Sourcing Tool, companies are urge

Privacy Rights Are Human Rights

How youth can help push for privacy over profit
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By Gerard Chan | VP Legal, Global Privacy Office NortonLifeLock

Today is International Human Rights Day, an annual celebration commemorating the United Nations (UN) adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the UN has declared the theme: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights. This focus recognizes the critical role youth play as motivators, speakers, and activists around the globe.

Own Your Impact: Actions to Stand up for Human Rights

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This blog is posted on behalf of Mike McDonnell, Supply Chain Sustainability Senior Manager. Mike has been assessing supplier risks including human rights violations and environmental impact for more than 8 of his 23 years at Intel. He is dedicated to continuously improving Intel’s supply chain for the workers in it.

United Nations Global Compact Updates Guidance to Help General Counsel Drive the Corporate Sustainability Agenda

New guidance helps legal professionals become leaders in embedding sustainability into their companies’ strategies and operations
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, November 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ The United Nations Global Compact has issued updated guidance to help General Counsel advance the corporate sustainability agenda.

Responsible Mica and Minerals Initiatives Collaborate to End Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions

Organizations to Leverage Respective Strengths for Mica Supply Chains Globally
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PARIS & ALEXANDRIA, October 9, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Responsible Mica Initiative and the Responsible Minerals Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work toward ending the use of child labor and to improve working conditions in mica industry supply chains globally. 

Intel Honored for Responsible Supply Chain at Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Awards

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At this year's Responsible Business Awards, Intel won the Responsible Supply Chain Award for its ground-breaking work on human rights in the supply chain, particularly in tackling and abolishing recruitment fees.

Water for All

Safe water, sanitation and hygiene matters
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Jumping in the shower each morning, or taking a bath, is something many of us take for granted. After all, access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a basic human right.

Complimentary Human Rights Briefing

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Modern Slavery & Human Rights risks have become the most prominent social issues that businesses have to deal with in recent years. 

Ethical Corporation released a 50-page Human Rights Briefing presents how different organisations are setting strategies and creating partnerships to tackle human rights issues.   

Download the complementary briefing here: https://eloqua.ethicalcorp.com/LP=25219?extsource=ganda 

Key learnings include:

How Intel Uses Its Supply Chain to Fight Modern Slavery

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We've worked with suppliers to build a strong system to detect and address forced and bonded labor in our supply chain. Our policies require no employee passports to be withheld and no fees charged to workers to obtain or keep their employment. To date, these policies have resulted in $14 million in fees returned by suppliers to workers.

Trust and Responsibility in a Digital Age

How HPE is working to advance environmental sustainability and human rights
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  • HPE strives not only to identify the impacts to the environment and human rights caused by disruptive innovations like IoT or AI, but actively works to mitigate them
  • Conducting business ethically is a core value that anchors everything we do at HPE
  • Advancing new privacy enhancements for data processing is crucial to putting technology to work for the public good
  • HPE leads the industry with policies and programs that protect the human rights of workers in our supply chain, and we factor these increasingly stringent social and environmental standards into our purchasing decisions
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  • HPE strives not only to identify the impacts to the environment and human rights caused by disruptive innovations like IoT or AI, but actively works to mitigate them
  • Conducting business ethically is a core value that anchors everything we do at HPE
  • Advancing new privacy enhancements for data processing is crucial to putting technology to work for the public good
  • HPE leads the industry with policies and programs that protect the human rights of workers in our supply chain, and we factor these increasingly stringent social and environmental standards into our purchasing decisions

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