No matter where a company is established, we Americans tend to think that we have certain human rights that carry into every aspect of our lives; and that includes the workplace. Once one person hurts another person, for example, rights have been violated. Any situation can turn on the company for being their responsibility at any time and they could be held responsible. When things go wrong, the first thing the media, or anyone does, is go to the boss. Why didn't the boss know about the problem? If s/he did know about the situation, what did they do to prevent it? The public, governments, employees and investors all want to know about the leadership and policies of a company before they go into business with them. Without a strong policy protecting human rights, a company would not go very far in the west.