This Benchmark focuses on 98 companies of the three industries: Agricultural Products, Apparel, and Extractive. It is grounded in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as additional standards and guidance focused on specific industries and specific issues.

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Teens of Tobacco Fields
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In July 2015, Human Rights Watch interviewed 26 children, ages 16 and 17, who worked on tobacco farms in North Carolina that summer. Almost all of the children inter- viewed—25 out of 26—said they experienced sickness, pain, and discomfort while...Read More

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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The agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It seeks to strengthen uni- versal peace in larger freedom. The agenda recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest g...Read More

Eliminating Child Labour in Malawi
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To examine British American Tobacco and other tobacco industry support of the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation. Analyses of internal tobacco industry documents and ethnographic data. British American Tobacco co‐founded...Read More

Tobacco’s Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming
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Methodology This report is based on interviews with 141 children ages 7 to 17 who said they had worked in tobacco farming in the United States in 2012 or 2013. During multiple field research trips between May and October 2013, Human Rights Watch ...Read More