As part of Mercy Investment Services’ commitment to the dignity of each person, advocating for human rights in companies and their supply chains has been a continual focus. The latest edition of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark supports the need for shareholders’ efforts.
The 2022 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assesses 127 companies in food and agricultural products, information communications technology, and automotive manufacturing on their respect for human rights within the policies, processes and practices of their companies and supply chains. This year’s edition increased the focus on companies’ performance, noting the need to translate commitments into meaningful action and increase monitoring of suppliers’ human rights efforts. The report emphasizes both companies’ stakeholder engagement on human rights and how an effective human rights approach better equips companies to plan for a just transition to combat climate change.
This shareholder advocacy season, 36 percent of Mercy Investment Services’ 231 engagements focus on human rights. Mercy Investment Services will use the benchmark as it engages companies on their human rights performance.