At the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, June 2014, two resolutions were adopted by the Council. The first, drafted by Ecuador and South Africa, directs “to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group with the mandate to elaborate an international legally binding instrument on Transnational Corporations[…]
Seeking quality guidance for your strategic report? The FRC’s Guidance on the Strategic Report misses the markSunday, June 1st, 2014
The Financial Reporting Council has published its Guidance on the Strategic Report. The non-mandatory guidelines are designed to encourage companies to provide their shareholders with a holistic and meaningful picture of their business model, strategy, development, performance, position and future prospects.
In the lead up to[...]
As part of our ongoing work around corporate transparency, we wrote to Jenny Willott MP, Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs, to request a meeting to discuss progress on supply chain transparency. View the letter here
BIS has put a good deal of effort and resources into reform of non-financial reporting,[...]
by Marilyn Croser, CORE Director
Four things that jumped out at me from the Kiobel FoI documents that have been released to CORE:
We have a problem
A section on p.52 headed ‘Prosperity and support to British business’ in a briefing for Ministers on whether to submit an amicus brief in the Kiobel case includes the line:
The report from the parliamentary committee looking at the draft Modern Slavery bill has recommended legislative measures to address the issue in company supply chains.
169. ….The CORE Coalition warned us that the purely voluntary approach has not been effective at eliminating modern slavery.
170. We recognise the[…]
To make a successful FOI request, take a big dollop of patience and a handful of top-class law studentsMonday, April 7th, 2014
Marilyn Croser, CORE Coordinator
Below is some background about our story in today’s Guardian on the way Shell and Rio Tinto successfully lobbied the UK government for support against human rights court cases in the U.S. The FCO documents were released to us at the end of February, for key quotes and analysis see this Amnesty[…]
RAID (Rights and Accountability in Development) and CORE have written to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to request that the UK government ask questions of UK mining company African Barrick Gold and its majority shareholder Barrick Gold Corporation, regarding human rights violations at the North Mara mine in Tanzania. The letter is[…]
CORE and several member organisations have released this statement on the UK government’s position on the EU non-financial reporting proposal.
The 2nd UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights begins on 2 December in Geneva. The Forum brings together representatives from civil society, government and business to discuss key issues and work that has gone on over the past year to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Indigenous people’s rights are[…]
Over the last few weeks, much of CORE’s advocacy work has focused on influencing the EU non-financial reporting reforms. All of the amendments that the European Coalition for Corporate Justice put forward to strengthen the proposal have been tabled by at least one political group, and some have the support of multiple groups. So even[…]