Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
In July 2014, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launched its multi-lingual, re-designed website. The site shines a spotlight on the human rights conduct of over 5600 companies globally: it includes advances they are making, allegations of human rights abuse, and how they are responding to concerns.
Key new features include:
Full navigation and homepages in seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish
“Big Issue” areas on topics ranging from information technology and human rights, to the UN Guiding Principles and calls for a binding international treaty
A searchable record of over 2000 approaches to companies, inviting them to respond to allegations of human rights abuse (with a global response rate of 70%)
Commentary and blog posts by BHR’s global team, and easily-accessible regional and sector-specific briefing papers
An effective search so users can get quickly to what they need.
Access the website here: www.business-humanrights.org
Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project
Launched in November 2014, this tracking project seeks to create a public database of foreign companies investing or operating in Myanmar, and their human rights commitments.
As of February 2015, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has reached out to 108 companies from various sectors and regions. Out of those, 59 companies have sent us a response or indicated they are preparing one. The record of responses and non-responses is available here.