Archives for November 2016

RDR’s 2015 Corporate Accountability Index featured by WikiRate

We are excited to announce that Ranking Digital Rights’ 2015 Corporate Accountability Index has been included on the WikiRate website, a collaborative research platform that features a variety of corporate social and environmental responsibility metrics.

wikirateborder2On WikiRate.org, visitors can view the Index findings in new ways as well as compare our findings with other corporate transparency rankings and ratings. For instance, WikiRate allows users to view each company ranking both individually and next to metrics from other non-profit and ranking organisations–which can be as diverse as metrics on corporate emissions to CEO-to-worker pay comparisons.

Users can also see the 2015 Index results grouped together with other metrics by topic area. The Index rankings are included under the Human Rights category, which also features evaluations of corporate policies related to Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) and corporate whistleblowing programs, among other human rights issues.

Visitors can also vote on what they find to be the most important metrics. The RDR Total Score and the Index’s Privacy Score are currently in the top 10 of nearly 400 different measures featured on the WikiRate platform.

WikiRate’s mission is “to spur corporations to be transparent and responsive by making data about their social and environmental impacts useful and available to all.”  This includes metrics about corporate pollution, sustainable mineral sourcing, employee working conditions, and in the case of Ranking Digital Rights, corporate commitments to international human rights like freedom of expression and privacy.

By featuring such a diverse array of metrics and ratings, WikiRate enables users not only to see a wider picture of corporate policies but also to identify gaps, trends, and areas for advocacy and action. This is also one of RDR’s key goals: to provide a tool that equips advocates, policymakers, and investors with the facts they need to hold companies accountable for their freedom of expression and privacy commitments. We are glad to see our findings being used in new and useful ways, and to contribute, along with other corporate accountability rankings, to the effort to achieve greater corporate transparency across all industries.