Binding Treaty Demand #4: solidarity in responsibility for transnational corporations
Impunity prevails with transnational corporations (TNCs) that systematically violate human rights. We need an international treaty to ensure that communities affected by TNC crimes have access to justice.
Ivan Gonzalez from the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) explains that Transnational Corporations (TNCs) break down their operations throughout a global production chain, and how this is used to avoid responsibility when the rights of workers or of the communities where TNCs operate are violated. There is a need to establish responsible solidarity between the parent company and its subsidiaries. This is why trade unions are engaging in the UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights.
In the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity we have always stressed the importance of focussing on holding transnational corporations accountable for human rights violations.