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Handelszeitung Interview with Herbert Winistörfer

The Head of the Center for Corporate Responsibility (CCR) talks about companies respecting human rights and the results of a recently published study.

In its study entitled "Respect for Human Rights", the CCR collaborated with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) in London in analyzing the 20 top-selling German corporations and how they deal with human rights. The basis for this study were 12 core indicators based on the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. Points were awarded for each indicator: zero (no requirements met), one (basic requirements met), or two (exceeding requirements).

The analysis revealed that all the corporations surveyed fail to meet at least one of the 12 core requirements. Of 20 corporations, eight reached less than 40 percent of the 24 points achievable.

For further insights into the results, read the article "Companies and Human Rights" in the special Corporate Social Responsibility edition of the Handelszeitung of 19 December 2019.