Government and Private Sector must take Measures to Respect the Rights of Migrant Agricultural Workers

February 1st, 2024|Categories: PRESS|

Polaris, Fundación Avina through the PERIPLO Project, and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) highly encourage government stakeholders and the agricultural sector to take action in order to protect migrant agricultural workers by promoting public policies that ensure dignified work that fully respects their rights.  

Participation, Information, and Repair are Key Topics at Regional Forum on Due Diligence in the Agricultural Industry

October 19th, 2023|Categories: PRESS|

The private sector urgently needs to shift from a voluntary model of corporate social responsibility to a standard of human rights due diligence to be able to prevent and repair abuses affecting workers and communities while also ensuring sustainability and profitability. Due diligence allows companies to proactively manage real and potential risks related to human rights. 

Representatives from the private sector and civil society organizations gathered to exchange information and explore opportunities to collaborate on human rights due diligence processes in Mexico’s agricultural industry.

December 12th, 2022|Categories: PRESS|

The fourth meeting of the Comunidad Marco sobre Debida Diligencia en Derechos Humanos (COMADH - Framework Community on Human Rights Due Diligence), created as part of the PERIPLO project and led by the Business & Human Rights Resource Center (BHRRC) and Oxfam México, was held on December 1, 2022, in Mexico City. This community brings together companies and civil society organizations interested in advancing human rights due diligence processes and promoting good practices in recruiting and hiring in the agricultural industry.  

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