Snapshot comparison by sector

Within the group of survey and interview respondents, selected targeted contacts were those in four sectors: extractives (mining and energy); financial services; pharmaceuticals and life sciences; and technology.

Companies with a written human rights policy or statement

Companies that have conducted human rights due diligence

Companies which selected legal risks or regulatory requirements as top incentives for human rights due diligence

Companies that have consulted human rights experts in due diligence process

Key human rights impacts by sector

Mining

  • Involuntary relocation/community resettlement
  • Impacts on indigenous communities in the vicinity of the operations
  • Impacts on non-indigenous¬†communities in the vicinity of the operations
  • Environmental impacts
  • Impacts on land
  • Impacts on water
  • Security
  • Potential impacts of fly-in, fly-out workforce
  • Gender discrimination and other forms of discrimination
  • Health and safety
  • Artisanal mining
  • Supply chain issues, including conflict minerals

Energy

  • Involuntary relocation
  • Impacts on indigenous communities in the vicinity of the operations
  • Impacts on non-indigenous communities in the vicinity of the operations
  • Environmental impacts
  • Impacts on land
  • Impacts on water
  • Security
  • Potential impacts of fly-in, fly-out workforce
  • Gender discrimination
  • Health and safety
  • Supply chain issues
  • Labour rights

Financial institutions

  • Involuntary relocation
  • Impacts on indigenous communities in the vicinity of the operations
  • Impacts on non-indigenous communities in the vicinity of the operations
  • Discrimination
  • Providing finance to governments known to abuse human rights or which international sanctions have been imposed for human rights abuses
  • Supply chain issues

Technology and innovation

  • Labour issues
  • Child labour
  • Living wage
  • Health and safety
  • Discrimination
  • Supply chain issues, including conflict minerals
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of expression

Life sciences and healthcare

  • Right of access to medicine
  • Right to health
  • Safety of patients taking medicines
  • Conduct of clinical research including clinical trial of medicines
  • Living wage
  • Other employment aspects
  • Child labour
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of movement
  • Supply chain issues

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