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Omnia Strategy named WBA Ally as the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark publishes its 2020 ranking.

On 16 November, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark published its 2020 ranking, assessing the human rights disclosures of 230 global companies across five sectors.

The CHRB is one of two social rankings coordinated by the World Benchmarking Alliance, which aims to develop transformative benchmarks comparing companies’ performance on the Sustainable Development Goals. The CHRB recognises that “business can create jobs and secure livelihoods, provide products and services, support community development and provide tax revenue for the state to invest in the well-being of its people”. It is also based on the fact that “without a sound commitment to human rights and implementation through due diligence, jobs can be precarious with poverty wages, indigenous peoples can be dispossessed of their ancestral lands and individuals can be subjected to modern day slavery, amongst a range of other potential impacts”. The benchmark provides a comparative snapshot year-on-year of the largest companies on the planet, looking at the policies, processes, and practices they have in place to systematise their human rights approach and how they respond to serious allegations.

Omnia Strategy is proud to contribute to this initiative as a WBA Ally and that our Chair, Cherie Blair CBE QC, serves as a WBA Ambassador.

Cherie Blair commented, “Addressing the many challenges of the modern world requires determination, collaboration and creativity from public, private and civil society sectors.  Corporate accountability is essential for people, planet and sustainable business, and I stand with all leaders seeking positive social impact, a fair operating environment, and a safe and just world.”

For further information, follow the links below:

  • World Benchmarking Alliance here
  • Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 2020 ranking here
  • Omnia Strategy as a WBA Ally here