Companies that respect tribal peoples to get stamp of approval

September 21, 2007

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A new scheme has been launched in the UK requiring companies to back up their social, environmental and ethical claims in exchange for accreditation.

The SEE Companies scheme requires businesses to answer thirty-five questions on a range of issues such as human rights, environmental impact and marketplace ethics. The results are then published online.

The scheme, which Survival assisted in drafting, requires companies to respect the human rights, land, culture and intellectual property of tribal peoples wherever they operate.