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Report on South Korea mission - UN Working Group on business & human rights

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights, Published on: 1 May 2017

The Working Group welcomes the Government’s commitment to the Guiding Principles and the topic of business and human rights. It emphasizes the importance of moving from commitment to action and embedding the Guiding Principles in all commercial and business activities within the Republic of Korea and overseas, including throughout companies’ supply chains. The Working Group urges the Government to commence a national action plan on business and human rights process and facilitate fulsome multi-stakeholder dialogue...[Recommendations to businesses include] ensuring that all levels of their organization know and implement the Guiding Principles,... adopting a human rights policy and carrying out human rights due diligence,...conducting meaningful consultations with all those actually or potentially affected by adverse human rights impacts,...addressing gender inequality in the workplace,...addressing human rights risks facing migrant workers and persons with disabilities,...developing and running operational grievance mechanisms,... [and] better addressing workplace safety issues in accordance with existing health and safety standards. [refers to Costco, Hyundai Group, Hyundai Heavy Industries, LG Electronics, Lotte Shopping, Postco, Samsung] 

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Related companies: Costco Hyundai Group Hyundai Heavy Industries LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Lotte Shopping Posco Samsung