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Respecting Human Rights and the COVID-19 Outbreak: addressing the immediate challenges

...This short briefing aims to raise awareness among businesses and to advocate that human rights due diligence is more important than ever...

Action 1: Conduct a mapping exercise to identify who might be most impacted by the crisis.

Action 2: Prioritise workers’ safety and/or their financial security over executive pay and/or shortterm returns to shareholders, as recommended by UNPRI.

Action 3: Get prepared to address potential discrimination in the workplace.

Action 4: Include CSR representatives and human rights experts in crisis management committees.

Action 5: Give special attention to workers along supply chains.

Action 6: Support local communities located in the influence area of businesses operations.

Action 7: Public positioning on the support of appropriate action.

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