Getting started

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This section includes general tools, guidance & examples related to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles.

1. Tools & guidance

2. Examples of implementation & uses


1. Tools & guidance

Doing business with respect for human rights, Global Compact Network Netherlands, Oxfam, Shift, Nov 2016


Tools & guidance for businesses on human rights due diligence, econsense, Nov 2014


UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework: a comprehensive guide for companies on how to respect human rights, Shift & Mazars, Feb 2015


Corporate Human Rights Benchmark to rank top 100 FTSE companies on their human rights performance, Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, Vigeo-Eiris, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Nordea Wealth Management, & VBDO, to be launched Mar 2017


Introductory guide for business on respecting human rights, German Global Compact Network, twentyfifty, German Institute for Human Rights, 2013


Understand the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum (United Nations Global Compact & Verisk Maplecroft)


"What Executives Need to Know (and Do) About Human Rights", Anthony P. Ewing, Columbia Law School & Logos Consulting Group, Feb 2013


Respecting Human Rights – Organisational Capacity Assessment Instrument, Global Compact Network Germany & twentyfifty, 2012


Employers' guide to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Intl. Organisation of Employers (IOE), Feb 2012


Interpretative guide on corporate responsibility to respect human rights, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nov 2011

2. Examples of implementation & uses

Explore the Company Action Platform to compare human rights actions by over 90 companies, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, launched Feb 2015