Business & Human rights
Five months after the Brumadinho disaster, the Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Monsignor Bruno-Marie Duffé, visited the site as a representative of the Vatican to, as he described it, “show the solidarity and the fraternal thoughts of Pope Francis” and to witness the suffering of the affected communities. “Pope Francis says we must start by meeting with people and allowing ourselves to be moved by their situation of suffering.”
Towards the end of business as usual?
An Analysis by Louise Pigeolet, Volunteer at Entraide et Fraternité
December 2018 (available in EN-FR)
Rapport "La Vigilance Au Menu: 5 risques humains et environnementaux a identifier par l'agro-industrie"
Deux ans après l’adoption de la loi française sur le devoir de vigilance, les entreprises françaises publient leurs premiers plans de vigilance. Nous constatons que les mesures prises par les entreprises de l’agro-industrie sont succinctes et ne répondent pas aux exigences légales. Le rapport du CCFD-Terre Solidaire « La vigilance au menu » met en lumière les risques qui doivent impérativement être pris en compte dans ce secteur pour que le respect des droits humains et la protection de l’environnement ne restent pas lettres mortes.
Report "Vigilance on the Menu: 5 risk to human rights and the environment that agro-industry must identify"
Two years after the adoption of the French law on the duty of vigilance, French companies are publishing their first vigilance plans. We note that the measures implemented by agro-industry companies are insufficient and do not meet legal requirements. The report of CCFD-Terre Solidaire “Vigilance on the menu” highlights the risks that must be taken into account in this sector so that respect for human rights and the environment are not just lip service.
Online report by Bread for all and Fastenopfer (Available in FR and DE),
Vers la fin du business as usual ? Document d'analyse par Entraide et Fraternité, décembre 2018
CIDSE contribution to the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights for their fourth session (Geneva, 15-19 October 2018)
Weaving networks of resistance and struggle in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. A report by REPAM - Panamazonian Ecclesial Network - published with the support of Caritas Spain, MISEREOR, Adveniat; CAFOD and other solidarity partners. September 2018 (available in EN - ES - GE)
Public letter following the Meeting of Communities Impacted by Mining in Latin America, which took place in Brasilia from August 7 to 10, 2018. The meeting was co-organized by the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), the Iglesias y Minería network, CIDSE, and the Department of Justice and Solidarity (DEJUSOL) of CELAM. (Available in EN / ES).