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Human Rights Advocacy

March 2016


We work to preserve human rights throughout our company and our supply chain. We also look for ways to contribute to global initiatives on human rights, serving as a positive influence within our industry and beyond.

Through our partnership with the United Nations Foundation, we actively support the Global Goals for Sustainable Development Goals launched in 2015. BNY Mellon played a strong role in advocating for Goal 16 related to strengthening the rule of law. We believe the rule of law acts as a precursor for achieving many of the Global Goals and strengthens human rights broadly. Strengthening rule of law also leads to decreased business risk, making investments within developing and emerging markets safer and more attractive to mainstream investors. LEARN MORE