European Commission selects three business sectors for the development of human rights guidance

Author: European Commission, CSR Europe, Published on: 14 February 2012

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry has finalised the selection of three business sectors that will be the focus of a new, year-long project to develop sector-specific guidance on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. The selected sectors are…: Employment and recruitment agencies[;] Information and communication technology (ICT)[;] Oil and gas[.] Together, these sectors face a wide range of significant human rights challenges that could benefit from detailed guidance for companies…[which] will also be valuable to businesses from other sectors…The guidance developed...will be based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights…The EC…wants to have extensive consultations with enterprises and all concerned stakeholder groups which will be coordinated by the Institute for Human Rights and Business and Shift...

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