Putting people and the planet at the core of business

About CORE

CORE is the leading UK civil society network on corporate accountability. We bring together extensive experience and expertise on international development, the environment and human rights from NGOs, academics, trade unions and legal experts.

CORE’s aim is to reduce business-related human rights and environmental abuses by ensuring companies can be held to account for their impacts both at home and abroad, and to guarantee access to justice for people adversely affected by corporate activity.

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Our funders

CORE is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation and the Tinsley Foundation. We also receive financial donations from several of our member organisations: ActionAid, Amnesty International, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, Progressio, SCIAF, UNICEF UK and WWF-UK. Unseen and Quaker Peace & Social Witness provided one-off donations for our work on the Modern Slavery Act. CORE is based at Traidcraft’s London office and Traidcraft provides an in-kind contribution via a rent reduction.

Our 2014 access to justice project was co-funded by the European Commission’s DG-Justice. Contributions towards the cost of a conference held as part of the project were received from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Leigh Day.

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