"Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A complete manual on Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework". Available in many languages, download HERE
The United Nations’ endorsement of the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights underscores the global expectation that business operates with respect for human rights. BSR helps companies develop and implement strategies that ensure respect for human rights and contribute to business success.
Each Guide offers practical advice on how to implement the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in day-to-day business operations in each industry through step-by-step guidance. At each step, they summarize what the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights expect, offer a range of approaches and examples for how to put them into practice, and link users to additional resources that can support their work.
Investing the Rights Way: A Guide for Investors on Business and Human Rights provides practical insights into how the globally accepted framework of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights can help investors assess and address human rights risks in their portfolios and more effectively benchmark and engage the companies they hold.
The UN's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights state the following: "As the basis for embedding their responsibility to respect human rights, business enterprises should express their commitment to meet this responsibility through a statement of policy". This page links to 337 statements by companies that explicitly refer to human rights.
Positive initiatives on Children's Rights: This page features examples of positive initiatives by companies on children’s rights issues. They are included here as initiatives that are intended by companies/other participants to address abuses, even if some may have fallen short of some of their goals.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is the only non-profit organization drawing attention to the human rights impacts (positive & negative) of over 5100 companies, operating in over 180 countries. Their website is relied on by businesspeople, advocates, governments, investors and the UN, and also provides guidance materials and examples of good practice.
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