Respecting Human Rights and the COVID-19 Outbreak: addressing the immediate challenges
...This short briefing aims to raise awareness among businesses and to advocate that human rights due diligence is more important than ever...
Action 1: Conduct a mapping exercise to identify who might be most impacted by the crisis.
Action 2: Prioritise workers’ safety and/or their financial security over executive pay and/or shortterm returns to shareholders, as recommended by UNPRI.
Action 3: Get prepared to address potential discrimination in the workplace.
Action 4: Include CSR representatives and human rights experts in crisis management committees.
Action 5: Give special attention to workers along supply chains.
Action 6: Support local communities located in the influence area of businesses operations.
Action 7: Public positioning on the support of appropriate action.