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European Commission publishes human rights guidance consistent with UN Guiding Principles for 3 business sectors

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17 June 2013

European Commission publishes human rights guidance for 3 business sectors

Author: European Commission

Employment and recruitment agencies, ICT companies, and oil and gas companies, can all now refer to practical, authoritative guides developed for their particular sector. The guides published today are consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. They take particular account of the experience of EU companies, but aim to be as globally applicable as possible...The guides have been developed on behalf of the European Commission by Shift and the Institute for Human Rights and Business. They are the result of an intensive multistakeholder process, involving representatives of business, trade unions and civil society organisations, as well as other experts.

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Article
18 June 2013

[PDF] Employment & Recruitment Agencies Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift, Institute for Human Rights and Business, for the European Commission

This Guide applies the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...to the specific context of employment and recruitment...agencies. Recognising that each company is different, it is intended to help E&R agencies “translate” respect for human rights into their own systems and company cultures. It summarises what the Guiding Principles expect, offers a range of ideas and examples for how to put them into practice, and links the user to additional resources that can support their work. It does not propose a set management system but rather leaves companies the flexibility they need to implement the Guiding Principles in their own particular circumstances.

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Article
18 June 2013

[PDF] Oil and Gas Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift, Institute for Human Rights and Business, for the European Commission

This Guide applies the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...to the specific context of the oil & gas ("O&G") sector. Recognising that each company is different, it is intended to help O&G companies “translate” respect for human rights into their own systems and company cultures. It summarises what the Guiding Principles expect, offers a range of ideas and examples for how to put them into practice, and links the user to additional resources that can support their work. It does not propose a set management system but rather leaves companies the flexibility they need to implement the Guiding Principles in their own particular circumstances.

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Article
9 January 2014

[PDF] 「ビジネスと人権に関する国連指導原則」 の実施に係る ICT 部門向けガイド [Japanese translation of EU's ICT sector guide on implementing UN Guiding Principles]

Author: このガイドは、Shift と人権ビジネス研究所(IHRB)により執筆されたものです, 欧州委員会 [Unofficial Japanese translation by Business Policy Forum, Japan]

このガイドは、国連の「ビジネスと人権に関する指導原則」(「指導原則」)の内容を情報通信技術 (「ICT」)部門特有の状況に当てはめたものである。その趣旨は、各社の事情が異なっていると認識した上で、ICT 企業が自社の制度や風土に人権尊重を取り入れやすくすることにある。このガイドには、指導原則の期待事項が概説されるとともに、その内容を実践していく方法について各種のアイデアと 具体例が示されており、各自の取組で役立つと思われる追加的参考資料も紹介されている。所定のマネッジメントシステムを提案するというものではなく、各社が置かれた状況において指導原則を実践していく上で必要となる柔軟性を認めている。このガイドの各部分の記述は、実践の過程において必要に応じて参照できる形になっている。このガイドは、法的拘束力を持つものではない。

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