The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was launched in 2013 as a non for profit multi-stakeholder initiative, drawing on investor, business and human rights and benchmarking expertise from the following organisations:

  • APG Asset Management APG
  • Aviva Investors
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • EIRIS Foundation
  • Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
  • Nordea Wealth Management.

 

In 2019, the CHRB became a part of the World Benchmarking Alliance. Below are the reports, methodologies, scorecards and announcements published by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark prior to this integration.

Previous benchmarks

2019 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report

This report provides an overview of the 2019 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, which assessed 195 companies in the agricultural products, apparel, extractives and ICT manufacturing sectors.

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2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report

This report lays out the results of the 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark of 101 companies in the apparel, agricultural products and extractives sectors. It breaks down the results by measurement theme and outlines specific calls to action for businesses, investors, governments and civil society.

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2017 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report

This report summarises the results of the first ever Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, which assessed 106 companies across the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries.

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Download the data

All our benchmark results and data are publicly available and downloadable. The full 2019 data set is downloadable as an excel document.

The company scorecards for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 iterations of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark are also downloadable as individual PDF documents or excel documents.

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Methodologies

2019

Methodology for the Agricultural Products, Apparel and Extractive Industries 2019

Methodology for the Information and Communications (ICT) Manufacturing Industry 2019

Report on the development of the CHRB methodology for ICT and Manufacturing 2019: Drafting and Public Consultations

2018

Methodology for the Agricultural Products, Apparel and Extractive Industries 2018

Methodology for the Agricultural Products, Apparel and Extractive Industries 2018, excel format

Explanatory Note for the 2018 Methodology

Japanese version of the CHRB 2018 Self-Assessment and Guidance document

2016

Full Pilot Methodology 2016 (Pilot Methodology integrated with the Methodology Addendum)

Pilot Methodology 2016

Addendum to the Pilot Methodology 2016

Core UNGP Indicators

This document sets out a stand-alone CHRB methodology to assess how companies are approaching their responsibilities to respect human rights through the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

The full CHRB Methodology covers six Themes, is grounded in the UNGPs and covers over 80 indicators. To develop this core indicator list, CHRB focused on the non-industry specific indicators that dealt with three key areas of the UNGPs; high level commitments, human rights due diligence and access to remedy.

CHRB Core UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) Indicators

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