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Business & Human Rights Website Officially Launched

2005-01-28 

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has officially launched the world’s first website devoted to the topic of business and human rights: www.business-humanrights.org.
The site offers news and information on the worldwide social and environmental activities of most major multinational companies. It further contains regularly updated links to a wide range of materials published by the United Nations and other intergovernmental organisations, companies and business organisations, NGOs, policy experts and academics, social investment analysts, journalists, governments and courts. 
The site currently contains materials in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German. Updated hourly, it receives over 47,000 visits per month. 

New features introduced include:
 
>      Weekly Updates - including company responses:  The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre plans to send free alerts – highlighting top stories of the week – to thousands of decision-makers worldwide. To promote balance and encourage companies to address issues raised, they will invite companies to reply to items criticizing their conduct.  A sign-up form is available on the website (www.business-humanrights.org) of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, which plans to send out the first update in early February.
 
>      2000 individual company sections: The site includes information about 2000 companies, including news articles and information provided by the companies themselves. The website also indicates whether or not a company is a Global Compact participant.
 
>      A section on Business & the UN Millennium Development Goals.