Calls to action
Civil society joint action statements, signed or coordinated by CORE
Time for constructive engagement on the UN Binding Treaty
Monday, 14 October 2019
CORE and 58 other organisations have signed a statement demanding that the EU and its Member States act in good faith to work to deliver a Binding Treaty on business and human rights. This can complement and reinforce national and regional rules, such as mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence.
A call for EU human rights and environmental due diligence legislation
Thursday, 3 October 2019
CORE and 87 other NGOs and trade unions across Europe are calling for effective EU due diligence legislation to ensure that companies operating in the EU adhere to human rights and environmental standards, and to ensure access to justice for victims of corporate abuse.
Government must act on supply chain abuses
Tuesday. 4 June 2019
CORE and 15 other NGOs, unions, investors and multi-stakeholder organisations have signed a joint statement asking the Government to take tough action to ensure companies make serious efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains.
International Call on Banks: Don’t finance the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline
Thursday, 30 May 2019
A coalition of African and international organisations is calling on South Africa’s Standard Bank and Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) to withdraw from their role as lead arrangers for a massive oil pipeline under construction in Uganda and Tanzania.
49 global CSOs call for justice for Nigerian villages devastated by Shell oil spill
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
CORE and other international organisations are calling on the UK Supreme Court to allow two Nigerian fishing communities to appeal against a ruling that oil giant Shell cannot be held responsible for pipeline spills that devastated their livelihoods. The recent ruling that Zambian communities can sue mining giant Vedanta in the UK for abuses caused by its Zambian subsidiary, only strengthens the Nigerian communities’ appeal.
25 NGOs and trade unions call for a UK law on mandatory human rights due diligence
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
We are civil society organisations who want companies to be more accountable. Today, we are launching a new campaign calling for an effective law to require companies and investors to take action to prevent human rights abuses, worker exploitation and environmental harm in their global operations, activities, products, services, investments and supply chains.
Brumadinho dam: NGOs urge companies and investors to use leverage and require Vale to remedy the situation
Thursday, 21 February 2019
CORE and 85 other organisations addressed a letter to companies and investors of the mining and steel industry following the rupture of the Brumadinho tailings dam, on January 25, urging them to exercise their due diligence and to require Vale S.A. to adequately repair the victims of these events and provide guarantees of non-repetition.
Much to fear from post-Brexit trade deals with ISDS mechanisms
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
CORE has signed a joint letter calling for UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox to take seriously the concerns of civil society and set out a trade policy that puts people and planet before corporate interests.
Joint Statement Calls on Government for Central Modern Slavery Registry
Monday, July 23rd, 2018
NGOs call on Swedish mining company Boliden not to block access to justice
Friday, July 6th, 2018
Campaigners Call on UK Supreme Court to Allow Nigerian Communities’ Appeal in Landmark Case Against Shell
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
NGOs Call on Unilever CEO to Match Rhetoric with Action
Friday, April 20th, 2018
Human Rights Organisations Call on Liam Fox to Stop Export of Surveillance Equipment to Honduras
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Letter to the President of the European Commission on Human Rights Expertise for the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Letter to Tanzanian President on Gold Mine Human Rights Abuses
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Letter on Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Letter to Thai Prime Minister re Criminal Defamation of Migrant Workers
Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Letter to Honduran Ambassador in the UK regarding Berta Cáceres
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Joint CSO Letter to Thun Group Banks on Human Rights Responsibilities
February 14, 2017
An open letter in response to the Thun Group’s recent paper considering Principle 13 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), from BankTrack and 34 other signatories from international civil society and academia.
Open letter to brands and retailers purchasing Assam tea
Monday, June 13th, 2016
Open letter from civil society organisations to brands and retailers purchasing Assam tea attending the TEAM UP 2016 conference on tea and sustainability, regarding raising wages in Assam and request to remove litigation in the Guwahati High Court preventing updated minimum wage payments on Assam tea estates.
Recommendations to London Stock Exchange’s AIM for removal of United Cacao Ltd.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
In a letter sent to the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), over 60 indigenous organizations and NGOs from Peru, Europe, and the United States raise grave concerns related to ongoing illegal deforestation for palm oil and cacao in the Peruvian Amazon by United Cacao Limited SEZC. The groups have called for the company to be immediately removed from trading on AIM, citing the company’s breaches of AIM rules and illegal clear-cutting of Peruvian rainforest.