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
- Stories of Human Rights Abuses in Supply Chains
- ICAR and civil society organizations write letter to Members of COAC Advisory Committee the
- ICAR signs on to NGO letter calling for action on IUU fishing as part of the U.S. Ocean Climate Action Plan
- ICAR signs onto letter urging Biden administration to block sugar imports from Dominican Republic, citing forced labor
Stories of Human Rights Abuses in Supply Chains
From garment workers in Southeast Asia to vulnerable Indigenous communities in the Americas, people across the world suffer at the hands of corporations abusing their power. Under ICAR’s mission to create a rights-based society, this storytelling project rises to bring the human rights abuses occurring within the value chains of brands and companies headquartered in the Global North to the forefront of corporate accountability. The stories in this campaign are hand-picked from three countries – Mexico, Uganda, and Bangladesh.
ICAR and civil society organizations write letter to Members of COAC Advisory Committee the
ICAR and civil society organizations write a letter to members of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee regarding recent proposal to keep data collected from import manifest confidential. This proposal counters the human rights commitment to keep goods made from forced labor from entering the country. Read our letter to learn more.
ICAR signs on to NGO letter calling for action on IUU fishing as part of the U.S. Ocean Climate Action Plan
ICAR signs onto letter with 11 other environmental, labor, and human rights groups with recommendations on addressing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and forced labor in seafood supply chains as part of Biden Administration's U.S. Ocean Climate Action Plan.
ICAR signs onto letter urging Biden administration to block sugar imports from Dominican Republic, citing forced labor
ICAR signs onto letter with 17 U.S.-based civil society organizations urging the Biden administration to take action on egregious and long-standing forced labor in the sugar fields of the Dominican Republic. Read full letter to learn more.
U.S. and Allied Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Organizations Call On Biden Administration to Support G7 Position and Join the UN Process to Establish a Treaty on Business and Human Rights
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
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.
U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
FCPA for Human Rights
What is the FCPA?
The Corporate Crimes Principles