Feb. 22, 2016—Increasing supply chain traceability, and integrating human rights into the adaptation and mitigation of climate change impacts are among the most significant human rights issues affecting sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals.
That's according to a new report from global risk advisory firm Verisk Maplecroft, which analyzed the top 10 significant issues that businesses are now faced with when tackling human rights matters.
A lack of information on supply chain practices and the adaptation of climate impacts ranked alongside the recruitment of migrants and refugees into forced labor as some of the biggest threats to brand reputation over the next 12 months, the researchers claim.
“The risks for business are amplified by increasing public scrutiny of unmapped tiers of the supply chain and benchmarking of company human rights performance,” said Verisk Maplecroft's principle human rights analyst Alexandra Channer.
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