The Steelworkers Humanity Fund Takes the EMPOWER & ENACT Challenge

The activities of Canadian corporations and their suppliers have been linked to human rights abuses and environmental damage across the world. Human rights and environmental defenders, especially Indigenous peoples, women and other marginalized communities face increasing harassment, intimidation, criminalization and even murder in standing up to powerful corporations with ties to the Canadian mining, energy, and garment sectors.

Appointed over a year ago, the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), lacking the power to compel testimony or the submission of documents, cannot effectively investigate allegations of human rights abuse linked to Canadian companies’ global operations and supply chains.

Now is the time to act to ensure Canadian companies respect human rights and the environment!

As part of the Month of Action for Mining Justice, we invite you to sign the e-petition to EMPOWER the CORE and ENACT mandatory human rights due diligence.

The Month of Action for Mining Justice is an annual initiative of the 38 member organizations part of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA), among them the Steelworkers Humanity Fund. The petition can be signed until September 1, 2020.

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