This is Swedwatch

Swedwatch is an independent, non-profit research organisation. We investigate the extent to which companies, investors and authorities are taking responsibility for human rights and the environment. We focus on countries where there is a high risk of abuses, and we give a voice to the people affected. The aim is to reduce injustices and work to bring about positive development.



Established in 2003, Swedwatch’s work and investigations have affected change for rights holders across the globe. Our aim is to achieve long lasting changes both within the business community and for people adversely affected by companies’ operations. Read more


Corporate responsibility

All companies have a responsibility to respect human rights and the environment. Swedwatch’s work and recommendations are based on internationally established frameworks for corporate responsibility such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, as well as global commitments such as the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.

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