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17 Nov 2016

UN Global Compact Network Netherlands, Shift & Oxfam

Guidance provides companies with sample actions to implement UN Guiding Principles

"Doing business with respect for human rights," Nov 2016

If you need to understand what it means to do business with respect for human rights, look no further than this guide. ‘Doing Business With Respect for Human Rights’ is a comprehensive guide designed for companies of all sizes, sectors and geographies. It is intended to equip readers with practical advice and real-life examples that help to translate the high-level expectations in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into concrete action…From 2014 to 2016, the project partners worked with local Oxfam affiliates and Global Compact local networks to deliver workshops in Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey. The workshops brought companies and civil society stakeholders together for frank sharing of perspectives, challenges and ways forward on ensuring greater business respect for human rights. The resulting guide includes the perspectives of both companies as well as civil society organisations, and draws on learning from those country workshops…This website also features multimedia case stories from the four focus countries…