Areas of Focus in 2018:
ICAR and DIHR launch updated National Action Plans (NAPs) Toolkit and National Baseline Assessment (NBA) Template draft
The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) are pleased to release an updated version of the National Action Plan (NAPs) Toolkit.
ICAR and DIHR originally published the NAPs Toolkit in July 2014 with the aim of providing the first building blocks towards a common framework for developing and evaluating NAPs on business and human rights. Since its publication, various components of the Toolkit have been utilized by state actors, civil society organizations, national human rights institutions (NHRIs), and academia to inform their work on NAPs, including through the creation of official and shadow National Baseline Assessments and assessments of existing NAPs.
ICAR Launches New Report on Trade and Labor Rights
The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) is pleased to announce the release of its new report "Tools of Trade: The Use of U.S. Generalized System of Preferences to Promote Labor Rights for All."
This report examines the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which is a trade program that conditionally provides duty-free access for more than 3,500 goods from its 120 beneficiary countries to the United States.
Follow the Thread: The Need for Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry
ICAR is pleased to announce the publication of "Follow the Thread: The Need for Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry," which was developed by a coalition of 9 organizations, including ICAR.
This report comes just ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse disaster in Bangladesh. It calls for companies to adopt the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge. The Transparency Pledge draws upon existing good practices of global apparel companies and sets a floor, not ceiling, for supply chain transparency.