Human rights and business

World's first wide-scale project to rank companies on their human rights performance.

In December 2014, Aviva Investors, together with five collaborating NGO, investor and research organisations launched the world's first wide-scale project to rank companies on their human rights performance.  

We launched the benchmark at the 2014 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva.

It aims to use the competitive nature of the markets to encourage companies to improve their human rights performance, inspiring action to tackle this important issue of our time.

The 2016 pilot benchmark, launched in March, ranks the top 100 companies in the agricultural products, apparel, and extractive industries using a rigorous methodology, developed over two years and in consultation with over 400 companies, industry associations, investors, governments, civil society representatives, academics and lawyers.

The 2017 benchmark was launched at an event in March 2017. Find out more about the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark  .

Human rights and modern slavery

Our commitment to respect human rights
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