During its ten first years, the FDHT has received nearly 400 requests for financial support and accepted more than 200 of them. A large number of these requests concerned Social Standards and Social Auditing .
In the Spring of 2008, the coordinating group that has been working for 3 years on social auditing produced a document of around 90 pages centered on 3 points.
1. The first was an assessment of the first 10 years of Social Auditing. The result was not very positive.
i) social audits: what system and how is it used?
ii) what goes wrong when auditing?
iii) what is at stake?
2 – Chapter 2 showed that attempts at improvement and even new approaches were being made.
3. The third Chapter raised several questions that seemed to be priorities.
i) Strengthening the position of (...)
The Human Rights at Work Foundation was created in Geneva by François Beaujolin — expert of 40 years in the fight for economic inclusion and social justice. The Foundation does not intend to play an operational role, rather, it finances, or more often, co-finances activities or projects by other institutions (associations, social actors, etc.) (...)
Given the limited financial means of the FDHT Foundation, two areas will be the main focus of attention in the years to come.
1 – The reinforcement of the right to organize within companies
Trade unionists continue to be the black sheep of companies throughout the world. They are persecuted and sometimes killed. They are still discriminated (...)
While globalization increases the flow of economic exchanges and industrial investments in the world, it also considerably raises the social inequalities in the world, as well in the Developed countries as in the Emerging economies. All the workers around the world are affected by these un-regulated dynamics.
The globalization of the economy (...)