BSR logo

Topics

Human Rights Blog


Jan

27

January 27, 2021

Human Rights: Data and Tech Acceleration in COVID-19: The Human Rights Impact on Vulnerable Garment Workers

Data and Tech Acceleration in COVID-19: The Human Rights Impact on Vulnerable Garment Workers

BSR examined the impacts of digital transformation on women garment workers in our new report, Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19.

#HERproject #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

Read More


Jan

17

January 17, 2021

Human Rights: Six Steps to Prevent and Address Child Labor in the Palm Oil Industry

Six Steps to Prevent and Address Child Labor in the Palm Oil Industry

In collaboration with global buyers, BSR supported the development of agribusiness group Wilmar’s Child Protection Implementation Manual, which provides a guide for establishing and implementing policies related to safeguarding and protecting children from child labor and other forms of abuse in palm oil operations as well as remedial actions.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

Read More


Jan

12

January 12, 2021

Human Rights: 2021: Optimism and Resolve for the Decisive Decade

2021: Optimism and Resolve for the Decisive Decade

It is time to turn ambition to action. In the year ahead, BSR will be focusing on three broad areas: (1) business transformation to meet ESG objectives; (2) decisive climate action to translate commitments into real change; and (3) creating an economy that is truly inclusive.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

Read More


Jan

7

January 7, 2021

Human Rights: Seven Questions to Determine a Company’s Connections to Human Rights Abuses

Seven Questions to Determine a Company’s Connections to Human Rights Abuses

The actions that a company must take to prevent, mitigate, and remedy adverse human rights impacts—what the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) call “appropriate actions”—depend on the company’s connection to that impact. A new white paper provides seven questions to help companies determine their connection to negative impacts.

#Human Rights

Read More


Dec

21

December 21, 2020

Human Rights: One Year On: A Human Rights Review of the Oversight Board

One Year On: A Human Rights Review of the Oversight Board

In 2019, BSR conducted an independent human rights review for Facebook to inform the creation of its Oversight Board. One year later, we are publishing a gap analysis on the Oversight Board and its progress.

#Human Rights

Read More


Dec

16

December 16, 2020

Human Rights: How Business Can Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

How Business Can Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

GBCAT is launching a new resource, A Guide for Business on Empowerment and Employment of Survivors of Human Trafficking, to inform companies on how they can support the long-term recovery of survivors of human trafficking.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

Read More


Dec

15

December 15, 2020

Human Rights: COVID-19 and Beyond: Technology, Responsible Decision Making, and Public Health Emergencies

COVID-19 and Beyond: Technology, Responsible Decision Making, and Public Health Emergencies

The COVID-19 public health emergency has surfaced important questions about the relationship between the right to privacy and other human rights. BSR is releasing a paper that sets out the key elements of a human rights-based approach to the use of data and technology solutions during public health emergencies.

#Human Rights

Read More


Dec

14

December 14, 2020

Human Rights: The Biden Administration and Sustainability in a Changing Asia

The Biden Administration and Sustainability in a Changing Asia

The Biden administration will be facing a changed landscape in Asia. The choices the Biden-Harris administration make on issues like climate change and human rights will not only impact governments in the region, but how businesses in Asia navigate these issues.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Sustainability Management

Read More


Nov

23

November 23, 2020

Human Rights: Why Company Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs Need Intersectional Approaches

Why Company Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs Need Intersectional Approaches

As more and more companies develop, enact, and expand women’s empowerment and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, business needs to understand women’s diverse and distinct experiences and undertake an intersectional approach.

#DEI #Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

Read More


Nov

17

November 17, 2020

Human Rights: Building toward Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence

Building toward Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence

The proposed European mandatory human rights due diligence (EU mHRDD) legislation is a significant development for corporate human rights programs. We present our recommendations on how this legislation can be as effective as possible.

#Human Rights

Read More