In March 2017, the inaugural Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was published. According to CHRB, it “provides the first-ever comparative snapshot of the human rights performance of the largest 98 companies across the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries. The companies were selected on the basis of their size (market cap) and revenues.
Launched in March 2016, the CHRB Pilot Methodology is the product of over two years of development through multi-stakeholder consultation with over 400 organisations.”
The six themes measured are: embedding respect and human rights due diligence; governance and policy commitments; performance – company human rights practices; performance – responses to serious allegations; remedies and grievance mechanisms; and transparency