Strong, organized communities that fight for their rights
Building a citizens’ movement is our best defense against the human rights violations committed by companies.
The corporate accountability movement aims to go beyond voluntary information or bland accountability measures such as corporate social responsibility reporting. It advocates for regulatory change in order to hold corporations to higher standards of transparency and disclosure, as well as human rights and environmental standards.
Can you imagine a world in which all companies were held to account? All of the affected and interested parties would benefit tremendously.
- Workers. The voice of the workers would be heard, and their working conditions would improve.
- Communities. Communities could exercise their right to decide and participate in deciding on business projects that might affect them.
- Regulatory agencies. Government institutions responsible for controlling and overseeing corporate projects would have the support of the people.
- Consumers. Consumers would pay less for better-quality products and services.
- Investors. Capital investors and lenders could invest more confidently knowing that the projects they are funding are safe, free of corruption and apply the highest standards of respect for human rights and the environment.
- Other companies. The opportunity to compete on a more level playing field, with clear rules of the game.