We are pleased to announce that today we launched the results of the 2020 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).
The CHRB assesses the human rights disclosures of 230 global companies across five sectors identified as presenting a high risk of negative human rights impacts. These sectors are agricultural products, apparel, extractives, ICT manufacturing and, for the first time, automotive manufacturing.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated impacts around the
world, the CHRB adapted its approach in 2020. Except for automotive companies, which were benchmarked for the first time and assessed against the full CHRB methodology, all other companies were assessed on a subset of the methodology. The 199 agricultural product, apparel, extractive and ICT manufacturing companies in scope in 2020 were therefore assessed on 13 indicators, taken from three of the six methodology measurement themes. These 13 indicators focus on three key areas of the UNGPs: high-level commitments, human rights due diligence and access to remedy.