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100 largest companies’ human rights to be ranked

Paul Hodgson | June 21, 2016

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) will publish the first ever human rights performance ranking of the world's largest publicly listed companies in November 2016.

The CHRB has now begun its pilot benchmark process, which will rank the top 100 companies in the agricultural products, apparel, and extractive industries using a methodology developed over two years and in consultation with over 400 companies, industry associations, investors, governments, civil society representatives, academics and lawyers. The companies to be ranked come from the USA, Britain, Thailand, China, Brazil, France and India, among others, with the largest portion being extractives industry companies.

The CHRB was set up by a steering committee of six organisations: Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), Calvert Investments, Institute for Human Rights and...

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