Human Rights

Businesses are exposed, directly or through their supply chains, to human rights abuses from human trafficking to genocide.



Stories


New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

The case focuses on two of the company's facilities in New York. New York's attorney general, Letit…

1 week, 6 days

Clubhouse in China: Is the data safe?

Last week, the drop-in audio chat app "Clubhouse" enabled rare unfettered Mandarin-language debate …

2 weeks

Amazon Union Drive Takes Hold in Unlikely Place

Workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., are to vote next month on whether to unionize, the larges…

1 month

Biden phases out federal use of private prisons as part of racial equity actions

He also targeted discrimination against Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders. President Joe Biden on …

1 month

Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill

Business groups and major companies like Apple have been pressing Congress to alter legislation cra…

2 months, 1 week

‘No One Should Get Fired on a Whim’: Fast Food Workers Win More Job Security

The New York City Council passed a bill that would shield workers from being fired without a valid …

2 months, 1 week

Google Researcher Says She Was Fired Over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I.

Timnit Gebru, one of the few Black women in her field, had voiced exasperation over the company's r…

2 months, 1 week

Singapore approves lab-grown meat product

The approval for a U.S. start-up's "cultured chicken" product is a small victory for the nascent la…

2 months, 4 weeks

Apple head of security accused of offering iPads as bribes for concealed gun permits

A California grand jury has indicted Apple head of global security Thomas Moyer on charges that he …

3 months, 1 week

Facebook moderators forced back to the office raise alarms about Covid-19 protections.

Facebook announced in August an extension of its coronavirus-protection policy, telling employees t…

3 months, 1 week

Petitions


BlackRock Fidelity Franklin Resources,…
Genocide-Free Investing

We advocate for investment firms to make an ongoing commitment to genocide-free investing policies that would apply to future genocides or cri

$153.4 million supporting

Archer-Daniels-Midl… Bunge Limited
Bunge and ADM Boards: stop deforestation!

Join us in calling on Bunge and ADM's Board to vote YES on the shareholder proposal calling for stronger action to protect our planet.

$3.8 million supporting

Edwards Lifescience…
Empowering Employees in Governing Edwards Life Sci

Edwards Life Sciences shall adopt a policy promoting significant representation of employees on the board of directors.

$0 supporting

Woodward, Inc.
Empowering Employees in Governing Woodward, Inc

Woodward Inc. shall adopt a policy promoting significant representation of employees on the board of directors.

$0 supporting

Walt Disney Company
Empowering Workers in Governing Walt Disney Corp.

Non-management employees shall be part of new director nominees and/or other options such as labor councils, board liaison, Employee Stock Ownership

$4.5 million supporting

Amazon.com, Inc.
Facial Recognition: Privacy and Civil Liberties

The Amazon board should review customers to prevent civil liberty violations, and conduct an audit of all privacy implications.

$2.5 million supporting

Verizon Communicati…
Stop Throttling the California Firefighters

Amidst the worst fire in CA history, apparently Verizon throttled the wireless broadband communications of firefighters, trying to upsell the State.

$9.6 million supporting

Alphabet Inc. eBay Inc. Facebook, Inc.
Protect our Privacy and Security

Tell tech companies to sign the Security Pledge to protect our privacy and help build a surveillance-resistant web.

$21.4 million supporting

Monster Beverage Co…
Anti-Slavery

As defined by the International Labor Organization (ILO) Forced Labor Convention of 1930 (No.29), forced labor is “all work or service which is exacte

$64.6 million supporting

Alphabet Inc. Amazon.com, Inc. Barclays PLC
Stop Enabling Incarceration and Migrant Detention

End business activities enabling incarceration and migrant detention in the U.S. and globally.

$289.4 million supporting