Tag Archives: human rights

BP, Equinor, Total and Shell join forces to create an industry framework for human rights supplier assessments

The HAGUE, 25-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Participating companies recognise the importance of working with suppliers that respect human rights, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, including the fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), … Read the full press release

Human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti will take part in the York Festival of Ideas 2018

Leading human rights campaigner and Shadow Attorney General, Shami Chakrabarti, will take part in the York Festival of Ideas 2018, discussing why women still need equality in the 21st century. YORK, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shami was the Director of … Read the full press release

SGS releases its its ninth annual Sustainability Report: 17.8% decrease of greenhouse gas emissions since 2014

SGS today publishes its ninth annual Sustainability Report. This report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 reporting framework at “Comprehensive” level, and it provides a detailed account of our sustainability approach. GENEVA, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For the … Read the full press release

Solidaridad calls on all companies that purchase gold to source verified responsible gold

Utrecht, Netherlands, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The report “The Hidden Cost of Jewellery” by Human Rights Watch (HRW) clearly demonstrates that the world’s largest jewellery brands have collectively taken limited steps to implement responsible sourcing practices for their gold. The … Read the full press release

Norges Bank to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global

OSLO, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Norges Bank has decided to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global. In addition, one company has been placed under observation. The companies Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, Korea Line Corp, Precious Shipping PCL … Read the full press release

OSCE: Ukrainian children trained on human rights principles in Odesa, 19 – 20 Nov 2015

KYIV, 24-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 50 school children from all over Ukraine were trained on human rights principles, from 19 to 20 November 2015 in Odesa, during the events organized by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and the Office … Read the full press release

The EU Parliament’s public health committee and human rights subcommittee held workshop dedicated to organ harvesting in China

The demand for organs far outstrips what is available, leading to illegal trafficking in organs all over the world. With Europeans travelling to other countries to receive one of these illegally harvested organs, it also forms a challenge for the … Read the full press release

EY released its 2013 report on how it is upholding the UNGC principles of labor, human rights, environment and anti-corruption

London, 13-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — EY is proud of its membership of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); and today shares its communication of progress report for 2013: Our vision, values and impact. The report provides examples of how EY is upholding the … Read the full press release

First summit for EU with new Chinese leadership on 16th EU-China Summit – Beijing, 21 November 2013

Brussels, Belgium, 19-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — On 21st November 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, will meet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Beijing for the 16th EU-China Summit. They … Read the full press release

UK FCO Minister for Human Rights Baroness Warsi reaffirms UK support of Victims of Torture

26-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — FCO Minister for Human Rights reaffirms UK support for victims of torture and renews drive to encourage torture convention ratifications. Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi said: “On this day in 1987, the United Nations Convention Against … Read the full press release

Cecilia Malmström at “We are the Others” conference in Berlin: The rise of right-wing extremism in Europe

Cecilia Malmström – EU Commissioner for Home Affairs ‘We are the Others’ conference Berlin, 27-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, First I would like to thank the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung for organising this conference on a very important subject. For … Read the full press release

Parliament debates: Guantanamo hunger striking prisoners, Vietnam freedom of expression and Kazakhstan human rights

19-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Parliament debated three separate resolutions on Thursday, calling for measures to enhance freedom of expression in Vietnam and to protect human rights in Kazakhstan and expressing concerns about the situation of hunger striking prisoners in Guantanamo. The … Read the full press release

Commission proposed an amendment to existing accounting legislation to enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has today proposed an amendment to existing accounting legislation in order to improve the transparency of certain large companies on social and environmental matters. Companies concerned will need to disclose information on policies, risks … Read the full press release