Human Rights

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



Stories


When Shoplifting Is A Felony: Retailers Back Harsher Penalties For Store Theft

What exactly did Abbie Welch put in her purse before she snuck out of a Walmart in Knoxville, Tenn.…

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Amazon says almost 20,000 of its frontline workers have had Covid-19.

American employers continue to cut jobs at rates that dwarf the pace of layoffs in past decades, ev…

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Amazon downplayed rising injury rates at its warehouses, investigation finds

Injuries inside Amazon's warehouses continue to be on the rise, despite the company's claims that i…

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Kroger Bans BLM Buttons, Prompting Unfair Labor Practice Charges

A Kroger Co. ban on Black Lives Matter buttons in two of its supermarket chains has brought ire-and…

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Advertisers strike deal with Facebook and YouTube on harmful content

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have reached a deal with big advertisers on harmful content, offering…

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Disney filmed parts of 'Mulan' in China's Xinjiang, where millions of Muslims are being spied on and locked up

Disney filmed scenes from "Mulan" in Xinjiang, a western Chinese region where the government is det…

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KFC Looking to 3D Print Chicken Nuggets

If you're craving chicken nuggets, perhaps I can interest you in some 3D-printed ones from KFC. The…

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3 ways to launch a factory farm divestment movement

It's time for a global divestment campaign against the factory farming industry. It has now proved …

3 months, 1 week

Hero Pay Raises Disappear for Many Essential Workers

Several retailers have ended the pay raises and bonuses they gave to employees as an appreciation f…

3 months, 1 week

Tik Tok to Withdraw From Hong Kong

"We believe freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and support the right of people to e…

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Petitions


Netflix, Inc.
Netflix: Pressure GA to repeal abortion ban

Force Netflix, a big part of Georgia's lucrative film industry, to stop filming there & show there's an economic cost to endangering women's lives.

$588,777 supporting

General Motors Comp…
General Motors: Stop Offering Leather Interiors

GM produces vehicles with interiors containing leather. Animal products contribute to environmental damage and exploit animals.

$10.7 million supporting

Ford Motor Company
Ford: Stop Offering Leather Interiors

Ford sells vehicles with interiors containing leather. Animal products contribute to environmental damage and exploit animals.

$11.1 million supporting

Costco Wholesale Co…
Costco: Stop Funding Environmental Destruction

Our planet can’t wait any longer. Tell Costco to drop contracts with meat suppliers that are destroying rainforests and polluting our waters.

$3.4 million supporting

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

$75.8 million supporting

Pepsico, Inc.
End Ties to Companies With Human Rights Violations

Pepsico should cut ties with Indofood after it exited the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil due to its human rights violations

$215,355 supporting

Fidelity
Fidelity: support SASB disclosure on agriculture

Sustainable accounting standards for agriculture will go live later in 2018. Fidelity should ensure adherence to these standards.

$11.3 million supporting

Verizon Communicati…
Verizon: Stop Child Sexual Exploitation Online

Verizon should take action to combat Child Sex Abuse Material in its online platforms

$21.0 million supporting

Apple Inc.
Apple: End Forced Arbitration

Apple should end the use of forced arbitration provisions in its employee contracts and restore rights to access the court system after disputes

$21.2 million supporting

Vanguard
Support Amazon Employees' Right To Unionize

Amazon warehouse workers face grueling working conditions and should have the right to unionize so as to protect their wellbeing.

$14.6 million supporting