Engagement tools, guidelines, webinars, websites, and documents - explore our Human Rights resources.

Key Resources - Free Prior & Informed Consent / Indigenous Peoples

Investors & Indigenous Peoples Working Group - a project of First Peoples Worldwide.

Key Resources - Bangladesh

Invested in Better Working Conditions for Garment Workers in Bangladesh (CE Vol 39 No. 4)

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh: The Accord is an independent agreement designed to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces. It includes independent safety inspections at factories and public reporting of the results of these inspections.

Bangladeshi Workers Pay Price for West's Cheap Clothes: BBC coverage of Rana Plaza collapse.

Remembering the Victims of Rana Plaza. ICCR and other groups are calling attention to the need for greater financial aid for the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster.

Pricing in Today's Garment Industry: Implications for a Living Wage and Safe Working Conditions. A webinar by ICCR's David Schilling and Agnes Terestchenko

New casualties in Bangladesh garment factory underscore that "business as usual" is unnacceptable, say investors. ICCR press release.

Investor Statement on Bangladesh. ICCR statement on the Rana Plaza Disaster. 


Key Resources for Human Trafficking

Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern Slavery: Report of Recommendations to the President. A description of modern-day slavery, presented alongside the President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships April 2013 recommendations on this issue to President Obama.  

Human Trafficking Statistics. From the Polaris Project.

New Tools to Abolish Slavery: The White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking. Two Corporate Examiner pieces concerning the White House and the fight against human trafficking.

Moral Fibers: Making Clothing Slavery-Free. ICCR staff and members discuss child labor in cotton production in The Corporate Examiner.

Abolishing Slavery and Trafficking is Everyone's Responsibility. Ad placed by ICCR in US Airways' in-flight magazine.

Leveraging Corporate Power in the Fight Against Human Trafficking. Investor recommendations to combat human trafficking vis-a-vis the London Olympics.

Celebration Without Exploitation: Toolkit for Planning Trafficking-Free Sporting (and Other) Events. Toolkit to plan a trafficking-free event.

The (Human) Cost of Doing Business. The Corporate Examiner on human trafficking as it pertains to the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and Coca-Cola.

ICCR's Human Trafficking Investor Statement. ICCR's members issue a Human Trafficking Investor Statement.

Key Resources for the Supply Chain

Reference Tool on Supply Chain Social Performance Management Systems. The Global Social Compliance Programme's Supply Chain reference tool.

Effective Supply Chain Accountability: Investor Guidance on Implementation of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and Beyond. Supply chain issues as they pertain to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and more generally.

Know the Chain:  KnowTheChain was created as a resource to promote greater transparency and dialogue around the issue of slavery in supply chains. 

Are Western consumers ready to pay more for apparel?  PBS television report on working conditions in Cambodia's garment industry.

The Responsible Sourcing Network's Expectations of Companies Reporting Conflict Minerals: The paper encourages companies to establish baselines in their inaugural reports and specify steps they will take to improve transparency in their conflict minerals sourcing 

The Global Social Compliance Program: An initiative of over 50 companies to collaborate on supply chain issues with common standards and tools to increase harmonization of approaches and improve working conditions. 

Clean Clothes Campaign: Improving working conditions in the global garment industry.


Key Resources for Conflict Minerals

Investors Applaud DC District Court Decision to Uphold Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Act (Conflict Minerals Disclosure) 

Institute for Human Rights and Business: A global center of expertise on the relationship between business and internationally recognized human rights standards.

Business and Human Rights Resource Center: A comprehensive website for all aspects of business and human rights, tracking the positive and negative impacts of over 5,000 companies. 

Shift: A non-profit organization working with governments, businesses and their stakeholders to put the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into practice. Shift pulishes reports and public guidance materials that help build the field globally. 

Guidelines for checking labor recruitment agencies. From the International Tourism Partnership.


ICCR/Investor Letters:

Investor letter calling for a Modern Slavery Act in Australia (2017)

Investor Letter in Support of the U.S. DoL’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) (2017)

February Letter to the Alliance
December, 2015 Letter to the Accord
2013 ICCR Investor Statement


Other Resources

Social Sustainability Resource GuideHow to build sustainable communities through multi-party collaboration

Investing the Rights Way. A guide for investors on business and human rights


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