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Entreprises pour les droits de l’homme (EDH) submission to John Ruggie re draft Guiding Principles on business & human rights

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25 January 2011

[PDF] Towards an operational implementation of human rights in business practice

Author: Entreprises pour les Droits de l’Homme (EDH)

[Contribution submitted to the consultation on 5 October 2010 convened by MEDEF at the request of John Ruggie] One of the most interesting aspects of the April 2010 report by John Ruggie, UN Special Representative [on business & human rights]…is the light that it sheds on the impact of the costs of the conflicts and disputes for those involved, and on the quality of due diligence required by companies exposed to the risks generated by violations of human rights, in the context of globalization…EDH seeks to contribute to the debate on the Ruggie report by sharing its member companies’ thinking on the topic, as well as a number of good practices designed to embed respect for human rights in a continuous improvement approach.

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25 January 2011

[PDF] [Submission to John Ruggie re draft Guiding Principles on business & human rights]

Author: Entreprises pour les droits de l’homme (EDH)

In response to your kind invitation, EDH is pleased to send you some comments and suggestions on the draft “Guiding Principles...” First of all, we would like to underline the high level of quality of the draft proposed in November. It constitutes a very clear guidance for understanding the respective roles and potential gaps of States and Enterprises for the implementation of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework. In the contribution...submitted by EDH to the International Business Consultation hosted by MEDEF in October 2010, we mentioned two interesting aspects of the UN Framework...We appreciate that these aspects, and many others, are usefully detailed in the Guiding Principles which provides pragmatic and comprehensive keys for understanding. [EDH members: AREVA, BNP Paribas, Casino, EDF, GDF SUEZ, Lafarge, sanofi-aventis, STMicroelectronics]

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