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For researching companies as part of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, we collate the information from all the above mentioned sources to assess the company's compliance with human rights standards (although primary data has to be published by the Company through the CHRB portal if it has not previously been made publicly available).
CHRB assesses serious allegations as well as Company policies, practices and other disclosures. This includes information from Reprisk, Vigeo Eiris and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.
All of this information is assessed to provide an initial Rating for the company who are then invited to engage with the project to clarify their score and decide whether to take further steps to enhance their business and human rights practices (including further disclosures) before their final score is calculated and they are ranked against the other 100 extractive, apparel or food and agriculture related companies in the benchmark.
Since the project is driven by an alliance of investors (Aviva, ABP and Nordea particularly, but also VBDO, as well as supported by a wider group of investors concerned about human rights) alongside the Institute for Human Rights and Business & the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre the companies concerned see this as an investor focussed initiative with civil society support.
A similar range of sources is used to draw together the data of companies operating in Crimea and Palestine for our Investment in Occupied Lands project, which is now reaching out to investors to engage with companies to press for human rights due diligence processes to be applied to these investments.