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We advance human rights in business.

We track over 10,000 companies, and help the vulnerable eradicate abuse.

We analysed 229 public allegations of abuse and 42 company responses across 4 key business sectors to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on existing inequalities and human rights abuses in Mexico

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Explore the Digital Platform

Blog: Introducing the new Resource Centre Digital Platform

The launch of our updated digital platform is not only a new colour palette and some pictures - it is the culmination of three years consultation, testing and development work.

Search the Latest News

Discover the latest news and views in the business and human rights space with our new filterable search engine, fuelled by our database of over 120,000 articles.

Let us know what you think

This is just the beginning of our update! We are committed to making our platform work for our users. Please give us feedback on the new site, what you like and what you don't.

COVID-19

COVID-19 has spread across the globe impacting millions of people. The outbreak has been accompanied by waves of misinformation, fears of increased government surveillance and factory shutdowns. You can find the latest news on the implications of the outbreak for business and human rights here.

COVID-19: Supply Chain Workers

Impacts on supply chain workers, vulnerable to job losses, infection and worsening labour conditions.

COVID-19: Migrant Workers

Latest news on the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on migrant workers

COVID-19: Human Rights Defenders & Civic Freedoms

Impacts on human rights defenders raising concerns about business

Natural Resources

Energy, minerals, land and water sit at the heart of the transition to low-carbon economies, and at the start of every supply chain. However, the use of our planet's resources is all too often entwined with human rights abuse. Find out why we must ensure that the transition is both fast, and fair.

Renewable Energy

A just transition to a net-zero carbon economy

Extractives & Transition Minerals

Human rights impacts of the extractive industries and industry-specific initiatives to improve companies’ human rights practices

Agriculture

Shedding light on abuses linked to the agribusiness sector and building responsible practices

Technology & Human Rights

Technology offers powerful tools for society, but restrictions to digital freedom, and developments in artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, raise serious concerns about the impacts on human rights and the future of work.

Digital Freedom

Latest news and developments on declining digital freedom and key reports, guidance and tools

Gig Economy

Human rights implications and legal and policy rights protection frameworks for gig economy workers

Automation

Impacts of growing automation and mechanisation on work and human rights

Binding Treaty

In June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council took steps to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. Read about the latest developments, our debate series, and wider steps towards Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence.

Intergovernmental Working Group

The open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG) was mandated to elaborate an international legally binding instrument. This page includes resources on sessions and developments from the IGWG.

Statements, Initiatives & Commentaries

From NGOs, academics, governments and thought leaders

Second Revised Draft: Unofficial Summary

This unofficial summary of the Second Revised Draft of the Binding Treaty includes core elements on rights of victims, human rights due diligence, legal liability of businesses and access to justice.

Gender, Business & Human Rights

Applying an intersectional approach is the most powerful way to tackle unfair treatment and transform the status quo. Gender justice must lie at the heart of business and human rights.

Tools & Guidance

Tools and guidance to strengthen connections between gender, business and human rights.

Research & Analysis

Unpack the gendered dimensions of different issues

Webinars, Videos & Podcasts

Watch and listen to different issues related to gender, business and human rights

UN Guiding Principles

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are a set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.

UNGPs Guidance & Implementation

See how companies and governments should implement the UNGPs

Background & History of Guiding Principles

Find out how the UN Guiding Principles came to exist

Text of the Guiding Principles

The full text of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Company responses

Our data

128,951
Total number of items
2,448
Attacks on human rights defenders
5,690
Company response requests