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As with other social issues, LAPFF believes companies that respect the human rights of their stakeholders, including their employees, workers and the members of the communities in which they operate, perform better over the long-term
As with other social issues, LAPFF believes companies that respect the human rights of their stakeholders, including their employees, workers and the members of the communities in which they operate, perform better over the long-term

This is especially true as laws such as the UK’s Modern Slavery Act increasingly take effect.

 

LAPFF has undertaken human rights-related engagements with companies in a range of industries. LAPFF engaged during 2014 with aerospace and defense companies on the eradication of cluster munitions; this resulted in one company’s withdrawal from the production and sale of these weapons.

 

The Forum has also looked at human rights issues in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. LAPFF often asks human rights-related questions at extractives companies’ AGMs too, and the Forum has begun to engage companies on their efforts to comply with the Modern Slavery Act.

 

Human rights law includes some core labour rights, and much of LAPFF’s collaborative engagement on human rights thus far has taken the form of work on fundamental labour rights – no child labour, no forced labour, non-discrimination and freedom of association and collective bargaining.

 

LAPFF has engaged with other investors to promote safe working conditions in Bangladeshi factories and good non-discriminatory working conditions in the supply chains of UK companies operating in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup

 

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