Corporate Social Responsibility

CORE proposes the establishment of a new body in the UK to help guide UK companies towards best practice when operating overseas and prevent harmful impacts to people and the environment. The Commission could also help resolve disputes between companies and those affected by the companies’ activities, promoting solutions when harm had been done. This body would have the effect of reducing violations of environmental and human rights standards related to UK companies’ operations abroad, and help those companies improve their corporate conduct globally.

Key objectives of a UK Commission for Business, Human Rights & The Environment:

* provide redress for overseas victims of human rights abuses involving UK companies
* promote appropriate environmental and human rights standards for UK companies operating overseas and promulgate best practice
* work with other human rights commissions and relevant bodies to share learning and build their collective capacity to strengthen the effectiveness of redress in developing countries

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