Commit to not silencing activists
We, the undersigned companies, recognize that strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPPs, are not a legitimate business strategy for companies.
The private sector thrives in functioning democratic societies, where the right to freedom of expression is a respected bedrock principle and where everyone can express their views without fear of intimidation or reprisal. Lawsuits and legal tactics meant to silence civil organizations and human rights defenders aren’t just bad for societies, they’re also damaging to companies. When companies stifle free expression, they limit their ability to manage risk related to their operations and global supply chains.
As companies that are committed to operating in societies where people are able to exercise fundamental rights, we pledge to: