Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Apr 2021 - Mar 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Business & Human Rights Resource Centre   (BHRRC)

    EU Transparency Register

    139172541931-81 First registered on 23 Mar 2021

    Goals / Remit

    The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is an international NGO dedicated to advancing human rights in business and eradicating abuse.

    We are a team of above 85 people, with over 25 Regional Researchers based in Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Kenya, Jordan, Mexico, Myanmar, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, UK, Ukraine, and the USA. They are supported by our two offices in London and New York.

    We aim to amplify the voices of the vulnerable, and human rights advocates in civil society, media, companies, and governments. We help communities and NGOs get companies to address human rights concerns, and provide companies an opportunity to present their response in full. And we track the human rights policy and performance of over 19000 companies in over 180 countries, making information publicly available. We engage with companies and governments to urge them to share information publicly.

    Main EU files targeted

    • EU Commission initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance
    • Directive 2014/95/EU (Non-financial reporting directive) and its review
    • European Parliament resolution of 10 March 2021 with recommendations to the Commission on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability (2020/2129(INL))
    • EU Commission Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth
    • European Green Deal
    • Future regulation on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    • EU Commission flagship initiative on responsible supply chains in the textile sector


    Head Office
    The Foundry, 17 Oval Way
    London SE11 5RR
    EU Office
    The Foundry, 17 Oval Way
    London SE11 5RR


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking



    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2021 - Mar 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year


    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Ford Global 790,000€
    Contribution Wellspring foundation 178,000€
    Contribution Various foundations 575,000€
    Contribution OSF 537,000€
    Contribution OAK Foundation 108,000€
    Contribution Kellogg Foundation 180,000€
    Contribution Laudes Foundation 745,000€
    Contribution NED 94,500€
    Contribution GIZ 156,000€
    Contribution Oxfam India 185,000€
    Contribution Others 1,000,000€
    Contribution Humanity United 150,000€

    Other financial info

    We have a Development Team of five staff, who work full-time on fundraising and grant management. We do
    not have any voluntary fundraisers working on our behalf, and we do not use external fundraising agencies or
    commercial participators to deliver any of our fundraising.
    Our approach to fundraising is driven by respect, honesty and openness. We respect the wishes and
    preferences of all of our supporters and beneficiaries, and are sensitive to the needs of every individual. We are
    open and inclusive to all, regardless of visible and invisible differences. And we are accountable for delivering a
    high standard of fundraising.
    We make every effort to ensure that our fundraising does not intrude on peoples’ privacy, that it is not
    unreasonably persistent, and that it does not place pressure on anyone to donate to our organisation. The
    Development Team monitors its own fundraising activities and presents its work to the Senior Management
    Team and Board for evaluation and approval on a regular basis.
    To strengthen our relationship with supporters, we continue to develop new approaches to supporter
    engagement. By gaining insights from our supporter base through regular communication, we are aware of
    what matters to our supporters and seek to align our database, technology and practices with supporter
    expectations. We aspire to best practice in the way we engage our supporters, and our fundraising activity has
    only generated complaints twice in the past ten years. We encourage any supporters with questions about our
    fundraising to contact us.

    EU funding to Cambodia (started in 2019) and Turkey (starting in October 2021) is funding project's implementation, not operating costs.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert group against SLAPP#E03746#Lady Nancy Zuluaga Jaramillo# #Member #B#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    • In 2018, we published a briefing, commissioned by MEP Lola Sanchez Caldentey, on key developments, human rights allegations and best practices in the European textile industry. More here:
    • We are a content member of the Alliance for Corporate Transparency, a project with the aim of providing evidence-based recommendations to improve and develop the EU NFRD. More information here:
    • BHRRC’s Executive Director Phil Bloomer co-authored a piece with ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow on EU Justice Commissioner Reynders’ announcement of the Commission’s initiative on sustainable corporate governance. More here:
    • We co-ordinated an NGO letter signed by 45 civil society organisations to Commissioner Reynders in June 2020. More information here:
    • We launched a business statement in September 2020 in support of an EU-level mandatory due diligence law. More information here:
    • We launched a compendium of perspective papers on EU mandatory due diligence as part of the German Development Ministry’s (BMZ) EU presidency activities in November 2020. The 20 contributions from academia, public sector, civil society and business explore what meaningful due diligence and corporate accountability legislation should look like. More here:
    • Co-hosted an expert talk in November 2020 on sustainable finance and its link to the corporate disclosure and mandatory due diligence agendas at EU level, with the European Responsible Investment Network (ERIN), Frank Bold, Global Witness and the Investor Alliance for Human Rights. The talk brought together experts from across business, civil society and public sector. More information here:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 11 Jan 2022 Location video call
      Subject Mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Nov 2021 Location Online
      Subject EU Sustainable Corporate Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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