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Human Rights, Forced Labor, and Sustainability in Global Supply Chains
Listen in as Rosemary Coates and Sarah Carpenter, Director at Assent, discuss human rights, forced labor, and sustainability in global supply chains. Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, hosts this episode of The Frictionless Supply Chain.

Ready for Supply Chain’s General Data Protection Regulations?
While General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, was concerned with managing and safeguarding personal data, new legislation is emerging within the E.U. that centers around human rights and transparency in the supply chain.

The Reputational Risk of Human Rights Abuses in Supply Chains
Companies continue to be challenged by ever-changing risks, including operating in sectors that require goods and services to be sourced from a complex network of suppliers spanning across nations.

Brexit Impact Survey Report on Recruitment, Sustainability & Supply Chain
We partnered with Executive Network Group, UK to understand how 120 business leaders across industries such as construction, energy, aerospace, and manufacturing are adjusting in this new post-Brexit reality.

Governments Failure to Combat Forced Labor in Supply Chains
Media reports detailing abuses suffered by the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China cast a spotlight on society’s long-running failure to eradicate the use of forced labor from supply chains.

The Reputational Risk of Human Rights Abuses in Supply Chains
Damage Limitation and Preventative Controls.

International business and human rights makes significant move forward in logistics sector
In an industry first, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) announced new membership requirements to advance the sustainability performance of the mining sector, committing members to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

How Much Has Changed Since the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse 4 Years Ago
While global fashion brands dictate the precise designs of clothes down to the last stitch, their claim to have little power to ensure the basic rights of workers in factories is absurd, they simply don’t care.

Diversity Matters
McKinsey has been examining diversity in the workplace for several years, our latest report, Diversity Matters, examined proprietary data sets for 366 public companies across a range of industries in Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Three Challenges for The Web, According to its Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee
It's the world wide web’s 28th birthday and here’s a message from the founder and web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee on how the web has evolved, and what we must do to ensure it fulfills his vision of an equalizing platform that benefits all of humanity.

Human Rights in Supply Chains and the Responsibility of Jewelry Companies
In this report, Human Rights Watch scrutinizes steps taken by key actors within the jewelry industry to ensure that rights are respected in their gold and diamond supply chains, the report focuses on the policies and practices of 13 major jewelry brands.

Valentine’s Day and the Tainted Jewelry Supply Chains
Promising practices show potential for change, but jewelry and watch companies still need to do more to ensure that their supply chains are free of human rights abuse.

Just 8 Men Own the Same Wealth as Half the World
Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.

Apple Making Big Profits but Chinese Workers’ Wage on the Slide
Apple is hindering the improvement of working conditions in the smartphone industry, and if Apple does not take on responsibility commensurate with its status, other companies will not have the ability to make improvements either.

Data Brokers and Human Rights - Big Data, Big Business
This IHRB occasional paper was written to explore the impacts of big data on fundamental rights, highlight current expert opinion, and provoke deeper discussion and critical assessment of the roles and responsibilities of companies in the collection, storage, processing and sharing of personal data.


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