Human rights concerns have emerged as a growing and distinct set of risks today, beyond traditional focus areas of compliance. As such, human rights due diligence has now become a business imperative for all organisations – necessitating proactive management of human rights risks to avoid impacts to individuals, demonstrate responsible business conduct to stakeholders and safeguard an organisation’s reputation.
Put simply, ignoring or condoning human rights violations within your organisation’s operations or in its supply chain can prove to be costly not only to individuals on the ground, but also to reputation and bottom line. Managing such risks is therefore not only the right thing to do, but also the prudent thing to do for your business.
Adapted from our recent whitepaper Responsible Business Conduct: Understanding Human Rights Due Diligence by Dr. Ariel Meyerstein, this presentation outlines the 10 key things professionals and organisations should know about human rights due diligence, including practical guidance and recommendations from leading global frameworks.