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Human rights due diligence

(credit: UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework)

This section includes general tools, guidance & examples of uses on due diligence.  For more specific information on parts of due diligence, see other categories under “Type of step taken”. 

According to the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, human rights due diligence is: “An ongoing risk management process…in order to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for how [a company] addresses its adverse human rights impacts. It includes four key steps: assessing actual and potential human rights impacts; integrating and acting on the findings; tracking responses; and communicating about how impacts are addressed.”

1. Tools & guidance

2. Examples of implementation & uses


1. Tools & guidance

UN Working Group guidance on human rights due diligence, Oct 2018


OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct, May 2018


UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, Shift & Mazars, Feb 2015


CHRB Peer Learning: Case Studies from Companies in the 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, August 2019


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


Stakeholder Engagement in Human Rights Due Diligence, Global Compact Network Germany & twentyfifty, 2014


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


Human rights impact assessment guidance and toolbox”, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Feb 2016


2. Examples of implementation & uses

Below are selected examples of corporate human rights due diligence practices.  For more examples, see references to human rights due diligence on our Company Action Platform 

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13 May 2020

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15 April 2020

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27 March 2020

New online tool helps companies assess & build on their due diligence processes

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17 December 2019
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Author: Saskia Wilkes, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme

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21 November 2019

NGO briefing analyses key features of new OECD guidance on Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting

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12 November 2019

Report assesses human rights performance of 22 largest Irish companies based on CHRB Core Indicators

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8 November 2019

Study analyses human rights performance of 50 largest Finnish companies using CHRB Core Indicators

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