Human rights guidance & tools for companies during COVID-19
As the scale of COVID-19's impact on people, economy and planet continues to emerge, "the relevance of the values and standards of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights grows exponentially". Thorough human rights action and due diligence are key to responsible business conduct both in the immediate and in the wake of the crisis.
Please find below a selection of COVID-19 human rights guidance & tools for companies, general or issue-specific, and developed by international organisations, NGOs, think tanks, companies & others.
- Multi-stakeholder & industry initiatives produce guidance on responsible business practices to protect garment workers during COVID-19 pandemic
- CSOs call on govt's, brands & suppliers to urgently mitigate health & economic impacts on 60 million garment workers bearing brunt of COVID-19 crisis
- COVID-19: Govts. & financiers increasingly urge companies to use (emergency) funds to support stakeholders not shareholders