Materials by topic > Company policies & practices > Due diligence
In the view of UN Special Representative Ruggie, the steps taken by a company to "become aware of, prevent, and mitigate adverse human rights impacts" all form part of the company's "process of human rights due diligence...to meet its responsibility to respect human rights". For additional materials related to the Special Representative's work on specific steps companies take to meet this responsibility, see this portal's sections on company policies, impact assessments and reporting.
Remarks at OECD Investment Committee [PDF] by UN Special Representative John Ruggie, re revisions to OECD Guidelines, Paris, 4 Oct 2010
Online forum for consultation on Special Representative's work, initially focused on corporate responsibility to respect human rights:
- Launch announcement [PDF], 1 Dec 2009
- Announcement of extension of consultation & additional features, 23 Feb 2010
- Online consultation forum
“Engaging Business: Addressing Respect for Human Rights” [PDF], Keynote address by Special Representative Ruggie sponsored by US Council for Intl. Business, US Chamber of Commerce, Intl. Organization of Employers, Atlanta, USA, 25 Feb 2010
"Human Rights and Socially Responsible Investment in North America: An Overview" [PDF], prepared by Elizabeth Umlas, PhD, for Special Representative Ruggie, Jan 2009
Submission by Intl. Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM): Third submission to the Special Representative - ICMM supports the development of additional practical measures to strengthen business & human rights outcomes [PDF], Jan 2008
- [DOC] Ruggie statement welcoming ICMM submission, 14 Jan 2008
Related stories and components
UN Working Group convenes open multi-stakeholder consultation on corporate human rights due diligence in practice (17 May)
Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights
"Corporate human rights due diligence - identifying and leveraging emerging practice"...
Author: Gouvernement français
Les documents préparatoires à la réunion du 6 octobre 2010 contiennent d’importants éclaircissements conceptuels et préfigurent les lignes directrices qui seront proposées par le Représentant spécial John Ruggie dans son rapport final...Les remarques...