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As the use of tools designed to monitor workers accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to consider the human rights impacts that may arise from workplace monitoring tools when implementing such technologies in the workplace.
How should a company’s responsibility to respect human rights according to the UNGPs manifest itself in the context of content governance? BSR shares its four-part approach to human rights and content governance.
How can companies play a role in tackling systemic racism and discrimination?
BSR takes a look at four trends to watch in China’s manufacturing and supply chain environment in 2021, a year still shaped by COVID-19.
Data protection is rarely discussed during dialogue about the need for a new social contract. However, the existing social contract was developed in the pre-digital world, not today’s data-rich environment, and a modern social contract must address a whole host of new risks and opportunities arising from how employee data are collected, shared, and used.
Earlier today, Facebook published an executive summary of a human rights impact assessment that BSR conducted on behalf of Facebook in Cambodia and its response to those recommendations. We welcome this disclosure as part of Facebook’s increasingly strategic approach to human rights due diligence.
This blog is the second in a series of two about human rights assessments in the technology industry. While the previous blog described challenges related to these assessments, this blog proposes solutions.
In the first Tech Against Trafficking Accelerator, CTDC partnered with Tech Against Trafficking members and partners across different workstreams related to privacy-preserving mechanisms, data standards, and increased platform engagement.
This blog is the first in a series of two about human rights assessments in the technology industry.
In December, Uber published its first-ever U.S. Safety Report, sharing the company’s approach to serious safety incidents—such as injuries, fatalities, and sexual assault or misconduct—and describing its recent safety investments. Uber deserves praise for voluntarily reporting on these important challenges, and its publication provides important lessons for other companies on the value of reporting.
Today, BSR is releasing a human rights review to inform the governance and operations of the Facebook Oversight Board so that it is consistent with human rights-based approaches, principles, standards, and methodologies.
BSR interviews UPS Director of Sustainability Patrick Browne on the types of new technologies UPS has deployed, the impact they have had so far, and plans to further integrate tech into their sustainability strategy for 2020 and beyond.