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[PDF] Guide on How to Develop a Human Rights Policy

Author: United Nations Global Compact, Published on: 1 June 2010

A human rights policy can take many forms and has no uniform definition…Adopting a human rights policy is only a first step in a company’s human rights due diligence towards meeting its responsibility to respect human rights. But it sends a clear signal to internal and external stakeholders...This Guide to Developing a Human Rights Policy seeks to outline why companies should respect human rights, the principle reasons for adopting a human rights policy, its key ingredients and the best practice process to develop one. [refers to BlackRock, AXA Investment Manager, Calvert, HSBC, Barclays, Cadbury, Ford, ABB, Codelco, Mitsubishi, Coca-Cola, Alcoa, Bayer, Eni, Yahoo, ANZ Bank, Marks & Spencer, AngloGold Ashanti, AstraZeneca, Westpac, BASF, General Electric, Vale, Fujitsu, National Grid, Novartis, Pentland, HP, Adidas, Anadolu Efes, TeliaSonera, Vodafone, Balfour Beatty, DuPont, Reebok, Tesco, Carrefour, Phillips-Van Heusen, IKEA, Tata, CNOOC, Cerrejón, Shell, BG Group, BHP Billiton, GSK, Total, H&M, Marriott]

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