Recent investigations by the South African investigative journalist group, amaBhungane, have found evidence of multinational companies in South Africa providing illegal payments to secure contracts with ... →
In 2011 the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. These 31 principles are based on three key principles; the duty of states and enterprises to protect and respect human rights and ... →
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an association of 15 Southern African States that promotes a ... →
The social grants system in South Africa is a lifeline to over 17 million people, and grant payments cover ... →
In response to pressure from bank customers, HSBC has decided to tighten its palm oil policy to be consistent with agreements regarding “ No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)” .
The bank continues ... →
For nearly a decade the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), comprised of members of the communities in the area of Xolobeni, have opposed ... →
In 2012 a report by Somo and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) described working conditions in Indian textile factories in the state of Tamil Nadu. At this stage it was clear how catastrophic the conditions for workers were, ... →
The Israeli settlement policy in the occupied areas in the West Bank is frequently medially in the focus of the interest and often produces indignation around the world and the international community refuses the settlements as contrary to international law. ... →
Co-operative Bank and Triodos Bank bring Paris Pledge signatories to 18
19 November 2015, Nijmegen
Today the UK’s Co-operative Bank and Netherlands-based Triodos Bank became the latest banks to confirm they will continue to steer clear of providing finance for ... →
In 2014 pressure became to great to fight and the South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung finally had to apologise to workers who became terminally ill from cancer in its electronic chip factories. Samsung promised time and compensation payments.
146 workers ... →