Global Labour Rights Campaigns,



More Than Words: Criteria for an Effective Labour Rights Assessment

Following increasing union organizing activity and reports of company violations of workers’ freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, shareholders perceived contradictions between some companies’ commitments to human rights principles and their actual labour practices.

This led to investors filing shareholder proposals calling for independent third-party assessments of a company’s adherence to its publicly stated policies. This brief by the Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC) outlines the criteria for an effective labour rights assessment.