The Council took part in dialogues with more than 483 listed companies. A company dialogue focuses on how companies deal with difficult issues in their operations, including corruption, human rights, labour rights, health & safety, pollution and biodiversity. In this way the Council can contribute to the prevention of problems, violations and accidents in various companies and industries.
During 2019 the Council was engaging with 38 companies in proactive dialogues regarding different topics supporting the Council’s four sustainability focus areas. The Council recorded more than 585 incidents in its systematic process for reactive dialogues. More than 218 reactive dialogues concerning incidents were resolved during the year. The Council carried on direct dialogues with more than 50 selected companies concerning reported incidents, where the violations are palpable and well documented. At the end of 2019 the Council was engaged in 3 time-limited company dialogues (JBS, Pilgrim’s and China Railway Company). On the Council’s list of recommended exclusions there were 17 companies at year-end 2019.