A New Corporate Benchmark For Human Rights

A New Corporate Benchmark For Human Rights

by The Daily Eye Team January 26 2017, 6:23 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 36 secs

There needs to be specific grids that periodically track government and sector-specific companies on business and human rights parameters I would like to propose an item for the business and human rights agenda for 2017. There is an urgent need in India for major human rights groups, including local offices of global human rights watchdogs, to pool finance and human resources to develop omnibus India-specific trackers and parameters. While their ongoing efforts are laudable, these need to go beyond work on a particular project or an industry, such as the issues highlighted in a scathing report in 2016 by Amnesty International’s India arm on human rights violations on this country’s largely government-run coal mining business.


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