Human Rights: Contributions to the public debate 2007/2008
DTT and its member firms continue to be committed to advancing human rights in the public sphere through the commitment of the organization's leaders to relevant global initiatives. For example, in November 2007, John Connolly, Chairman, DTT, became a Principal Business Supporter Trustee of the International Business Leaders Forum.
During the past year, DTT and its member firms have published a range of reports and studies on topics related to aspects of human rights. Below are a few examples:
- In March 2007, DTT's Global Public Sector Industry group published the report " Serving the aging citizen," which discusses how the public sector and a shrinking workforce will go about caring for a growing population of elderly people.
- In collaboration with the European Commission, Deloitte Belgium completed a three-year study to provide an expert, vendor/supplier independent, and objective assessment of technical solutions available to increase Internet safety for children. The objectives of the study were to improve awareness of solutions, promote best practices, provide guidance to parents and educators, steer software vendors and services providers, and establish benchmarks that are repeatable and transparent. The resulting report " Safer Internet: Protecting our children on the net using content filtering and parental control techniques" was published in February 2008.
- In June 2008, DTT's Consumer Business Industry group published the report " Food and Beverage 2012: A taste of things to come." Based on 90 interviews with board-level executives at manufacturers, retailers, and food service companies from around the world as well as a survey of more than 1,000 consumers, the report discusses the health- and nutrition-related consequences of rising food prices to the world's populations as well as business risks and opportunities to food retailers.
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