Swedwatch´s activities and results – 2022 highlights
The responsibility of companies to uphold human rights when sponsoring big sporting events and the expectations on duty bearers to safeguard the right to a healthy environment, were among the topics researched by Swedwatch in 2022. Learn more about how our work has contributed to the empowerment of rights holders and responsible business in our annual highlights report.
Binding regulations outlining the obligations of business actors to respect human rights (…) are more urgent than ever, with the upcoming EU corporate sustainability due diligence directive being a potential milestone. Part of Swedwatch’s work in 2022 aimed to ensure that the directive adopts a risk-based approach to the full value chain. /Alice Blondel, Director
Extracts from the report
Independent and evidence-based research and investigations are at the core of Swedwatch´s work. One example from 2022 is research around companies impacts on women´s right and social tensions in Liberia and Sierra Leone, which formed the basis for local multi-stakeholder meetings as well as international discussions on business and peacebuilding.
Human right violations experienced by many migrant workers is one of several issues followed closely. In 2022 we, among other, highlighted the situation experienced by many migrants, from neighbouring countries, employed in Thailand.
Our media presence more than doubled compared to 2021. Find out more about media and press in our news room.