Discrimination

 For further reports & articles, see the Resource Centre’s general sections on DIscrimination.

1. Tools & guidance
2. Examples of uses

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1. Tools & guidance

“The corporate responsibility to respect human rights: An interpretative guide”, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nov 2011
Official UN guidance, in particular see question 1 “What are human rights?” and question 35 “How should human rights impact be assessed?”

For further tools & guidance, see the Resource Centre’s Tools & Guidance Portal.


2. Examples of uses

“Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto Rio Tinto”, in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, Jan 2013
See case study 6 and 7.

“How Microsoft Did It: Implementing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”, Dan Bross, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship, 4 Dec 2012
“The Global Human Rights Statement reinforces (rather than replaces) Microsoft’s existing policies in areas such as privacy, equality, and labor rights.”

“Amman Declaration And Programme of Action For Promoting Gender Equality”, Jordan National Centre for Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Intl. Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, 7 Nov 2012

“UN experts call for more protection of human rights of vulnerable groups affected by business activities”, UN News Centre, 3 Nov 2012

“Submission for the public consultation on the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights”, Intl. Dalit Solidarity Network, 26 Apr 2012
“With reference to the general principle of implementation of the Guiding Principles in a non-discriminatory manner…IDSN is pleased to submit recommendations regarding the protection of rights of Dalits and other people affect-ed by caste discrimination.”

“Human Rights and Responsible Business Practices: Frequently Asked Questions”, adidas Group, Jul 2011
Example of including non-discrimination in corporate structure.

 

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