Business Policies on Human Rights: An Analysis of Their Content and Prevalence Among FTSE 100 Firms [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 109 (3):289-299 (2012)
Abstract
The new millennium has witnessed a growing concern over the impact of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on human rights. Hence, this article explores (1) how wide-spread corporate policies on human rights are amongst large corporations, specifically the FTSE 100 constituent firms, (2) whether any sectors are particularly active in designing human rights policies and (3) where corporations have adopted such policies what their content is. In terms of adoption rates of human rights policies, evidence of exemplary approaches in individual companies contrasts with a less satisfactory engagement pattern across the sample, as 42.8% of firms do not seem to address human rights at all. With regard to the content of corporate human rights policies, the study found shallow commitments to dominate, where companies focus on a narrow range of negative rights, i.e. on respecting human rights, rather than positive ones, i.e. initiatives to protect or fulfil human rights.
Keywords Human rights  Corporate social responsibility  Multi-national enterprises  UN Declaration of Human Rights
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 10,948
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

View all 15 references

Citations of this work BETA
Similar books and articles
Mercy Berman & Jeanne M. Logsdon (2011). Business Obligations for Human Rights. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 22:189-201.
Charles Jones (2013). The Human Right to Subsistence. Journal of Applied Philosophy 30 (1):57-72.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

Added to index

2011-12-11

Total downloads

1 ( #437,916 of 1,100,830 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #289,727 of 1,100,830 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.