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Human Rights

We draw on a global network of partners from business and civil society to tackle human rights challenges and ensure that companies in all sectors meet and exceed global human rights standards.

Overview


How We Work

We draw on a network of partners from business and civil society to tackle global challenges and ensure that companies in all sectors meet and exceed global human rights standards. Our work includes surveying and benchmarking human rights practices and policies across an industry to aid our member companies’ efforts to craft comprehensive, responsible approaches to human rights.

Expertise

  • Creation of robust human rights strategies that synthesize company efforts
  • Human rights due diligence at the corporate, market, product, or site levels that identifies unique company impacts, risks, and opportunities
  • Policies and processes for articulating corporate commitments to human rights and integrating human rights into core business functions
  • Tools to monitor and communicate performance and progress in advancing human rights
  • Multistakeholder processes and community engagements to better understand root causes and possible solutions

Business Benefits

Companies are expected to ensure that they do not infringe on fundamental human rights through their operations, products, services, or business relationships. A human rights strategy and management system helps companies meet this responsibility and brings business benefits, such as:

  • Minimizing operational, legal, and reputational risk
  • Maintaining license to operate
  • Reducing costs associated with worker overtime, turnover, and ill health—issues best managed through an integrated human rights strategy
  • Supporting local communities
  • Strengthening brand reputation with shareholders, investors, government, and the media

Meet the Team

for Human Rights

San Francisco


Dunstan Allison-Hope

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Managing Director

San Francisco


San Francisco


Roger McElrath

Roger McElrath

Associate Director

San Francisco


Farid Baddache

Farid Baddache

Managing Director, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Paris


Jean-Baptiste Andrieu

Jean-Baptiste Andrieu

Associate Director

Paris


Margaret Jungk

Margaret Jungk

Managing Director, Human Rights

San Francisco


Talk to Us  
Contact the Human Rights team with any questions.

Our Insights

on Human Rights

10 Human Rights Priorities for the Financial Sector

Primers

10 Human Rights Priorities for the Financial Sector

A primer on the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the financial sector and opportunities for positive impact

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What Are the 10 Most Urgent Human Rights Risks for Your Industry?

Blog

What Are the 10 Most Urgent Human Rights Risks for Your Industry?

We're launching a series of primers that will help you identify and act on key human rights issues in your industry.

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How Myanmar is Building a Labor Dispute Resolution System

Blog

How Myanmar is Building a Labor Dispute Resolution System

Myanmar is following these four steps to build a process that helps to protect and enforce the rights and obligations of workers and employers.

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Labor Disputes in Myanmar: From the Workplace to the Arbitration Council

Reports

Labor Disputes in Myanmar: From the Workplace to the Arbitration Council

This report—funded by the C&A Foundation—looks at how Myanmar’s dispute resolution process is working five years after its adoption and presents different perspectives on how it can be strengthened.

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Human Rights Illustrative Client List

  • AstraZeneca
  • Barrick Gold Corporation
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • General Electric Company
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Monsanto Company
  • Rio Tinto
  • Teck Resources
  • Telefónica
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Yahoo! Inc.

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