» Through voluntary initiatives:
Some companies feel it is a competitive advantage to be transparent to customers and society.
» Through legislation:
The European Union, for example, has adopted a series of legislation that requires companies in specific sectors to report on their impacts and activities. Find out more here
» Through the fundamental right to information:
Access to information is a fundamental human right and therefore it cannot be violated by any private actor. However, private actors not yet obliged to respond to freedom of information requests; except for in South Africa.
» We are part of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice
» Business Transparency News: We keep an eye on corporate transparency legislation.
» Company Ownership Transparency: We use access to information laws to test accessibility of corporate information in practice and to push for improved transparency.