Preventing Corporate Human Rights Abuses
Stop exploitation in supply chains.
Every company has a mandate to maximize returns and minimize risk. How we define the relevant stakeholders and responsibilities in each category will determine what kind of future we build.
We need governments that recognize return and risk relate to more than short-term profits and matter to more than just shareholders, that businesses can—and do—thrive when they respect the fundamental human rights of all stakeholders.
Taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill for corporate malfeasance. ICAR stands with the public interest in supporting measures to ensure that externalizing the costs of operations—whether environmental degradation, human rights abuse, or legal bullying–onto vulnerable communities is not a viable business model.
News & Features
- Comment submission to the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force, DHS Docket on US Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
- Civil society organizations call on policymakers to define meaningful supply chain reporting requirements
- Tainted Lands: Corruption in Large-Scale Land Deals
- The Corporate Human Rights Risk Assessment, Prevention, and Mitigation Act of 2019
Comment submission to the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force, DHS Docket on US Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
ICAR submits public comment focused on supply chain disclosure on the US Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act to the Federal Register. The notice was posted by the Department of Homeland Security.
Civil society organizations call on policymakers to define meaningful supply chain reporting requirements
As part of the reform of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, the European Commission plans to develop mandatory EU sustainability reporting standards. The analysis of the non-financial reports of 1000 European companies by the Alliance for Corporate Transparency has proven how companies fail to report relevant, specific and comparable information. While this is true for all sustainability matters, it is particularly exacerbated in the case of corporate impacts and risks along the supply chain.
Tainted Lands: Corruption in Large-Scale Land Deals
Tainted Lands takes the most comprehensive look to date at how corruption is fueling the global land grabbing crisis, which has seen millions of people displaced from their homes and farmland. The report calls on companies and governments to ensure that land deals are transparent, are corruption-free, and protect the rights of local communities.
The Corporate Human Rights Risk Assessment, Prevention, and Mitigation Act of 2019
This landmark piece of legislation that would require U.S. companies to provide critical information regarding their human rights risks and impacts to investors and consumers.
U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
FCPA for Human Rights
What is the FCPA?
The Corporate Crimes Principles