SGS Responsible Business Services - International News on Social Responsibility
In recent years, more and more government agencies, international organizations, non-government organizations and multinational corporations start to concern about Corporate Social Responsibility. Hence, the enterprises are supposed to periodically follow up latest information on top of the legislation.
In recent years, more and more government agencies, international organizations, non-government organizations and multinational corporations start to concern about Corporate Social Responsibility. Hence, the enterprises are supposed to periodically follow up latest information on top of the legislation. The current season's updates are as follow: The International Labor Organization publishes the “Facial Employment Promotion for People Living with HIV/AIDS”; new ILO data show that about 50% of global salaries are earned by 10% of high-income earners; UN report calls for change in direction to achieve SDGs, etc.
1. The International Labor Organization published the <Research on Promoting Fair Employment for People Living with HIV/AIDS>
On June 5th, the ILO released the <Research on Promoting Fair Employment for People Living with HIV/AIDS> to sort out the current legislative policies, realities and typical experiences for maintaining equal employment of people living with HIV, and the experience of the ILO and typical countries. The practice summarizes and refines; on this basis, it proposes countermeasures to further promote equal employment for people living with HIV.
2. According to new ILO data, approximately 50% of global compensation is earned by 10% of high-income earners.
According to the latest data from the ILO, the top 10% of workers accounted for 48.9% of the total global salary, while the 50% of the lowest wage earned only 6.4%. Moreover, the lowest income of 20% of the population- about 650 million workers - is less than 1% of total global labor income, a figure that has barely changed in 13 years. Overall, the findings suggest that income inequality is prevalent in the world of work.
3. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment announced the list of 40 seriously exceeded pollutant discharge units and implemented supervision on three of them
On August 5th, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment announced to the public the list of 40 key pollutant discharge units with serious automatic monitoring data in the second quarter of 2019 and supervised the discharge of major pollutants from three key pollutant discharge units.
4. UN report calls for change in direction to achieve SDGs
Drafted by an independent group of 15 scientists appointed by the UN secretary-general, the report evaluates the progress on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. According to the report, achieving the goal of sustainable development is still possible, but only if there is a change in development mode. Creating economic growth just by increasing consumption of material goods is no longer a viable option at the global level.
5. California governor signed protections for Uber, Lyft drivers and other gig workers
California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft and to as many as a million workers across other industries. This legislation called Bill 5, has attracted wide attention, it stipulates that workers can be considered independent contractors only if their work is beyond the normal scope of the business.
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