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[PDF] How to do Business with Respect for Human Rights: A Guidance Tool for Companies

Author: Global Compact Network Netherlands, Published on: 1 June 2010

Society is increasingly concerned about how business activities have impacts on human rights...[F]or many companies it remains a challenge to embed human rights in their day-to-day operations...[In 2008, the UN General Assembly] unanimously endorsed the framework Protect, Respect and Remedy, proposed by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary- General on Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie...Ten companies of the Global Compact Network Netherlands have joined together in a Business & Human Rights Initiative to consider the implications of the framework. They received an individual assessment; organized and participated in workshops and seminars; and now share the lessons learned through this publication...[The ten companies are: AkzoNobel, Essent, Fortis Bank Nederland, KLM, Philips, Rabobank, Randstad, Shell, TNT, and Unilever]

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Related companies: Air France KLM Akzo Nobel Fortis KLM (part of Air France KLM) Philips (Royal Philips Electronics) Rabobank Randstad Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) TNT (part of TPG) TPG Unilever