Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact, Published on: 20 June 2016

This publication provides company managers and staff with essential knowledge of what human rights are and how they are relevant for business. It also outlines some key elements of what it means to respect and support human rights in practice. It is intended to help provide a foundation upon which companies can build the knowledge of their workforce about human rights and help strengthen the integration of human rights into their corporate culture, processes and business relationships... Readers are guided through each of the rights contained in the UN treaties – the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966) – and given a description of what each right means in general terms and how it may be relevant to a company’s activities.

[refers to 7-Eleven, Abercrombie & Fitch, Academi, Adidas, Alphabet, Amalgamated Bank, Anjin, Barneys, Beowulf Mining, Boeing, Broadspectrum, Century Miracle Jordan, Chinalco, Chiquita, Facebook, First Quantum Minerals, Ford, Forever 21, Foxconn, GEO Group, Google, Hershey, Hon Hai, Hospira, Hudbay Minerals, Kroger, Lafarge Holcim, L'Oreal, Lonmin, Lundbeck, Lush, Mars, Microsoft, Mylan, Nestle, Newmont, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Qatar Airways, Rio Tinto, Skanska, Standard Chartered, Tahoe Resources, Telenor, Tesco, Unilever, Vedanta Resources, Vodafone] 

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