General

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

1. Tools & guidance

2. Examples of implementation & uses

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1. Tools & guidance

"Respecting Human Rights - An Introductory Guide for Business", German Global Compact Network, twentyfifty, German Institute for Human Rights, 2013
- [Deutsch] "Menschenrechte achten - Ein Leitfaden für Unternehmen", Deutsches Global Compact Network, twentyfifty, DIMR, 2012

"Practical Guide for Human Rights and Businesses - Based on: Guiding principles on business and human rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework"" [Costa Rica]
Cegesti (Costa Rica), Dec 2013

"Report: Business and Human Rights Workshop – Putting the Ruggie-Framework and the Guiding Principles into Practice [Berlin, 15 Apr]"
CSR Europe, 26 Jul 2013
Includes information on human rights practices & policies of ArcelorMittal, Cerrejón, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Enel, Hitachi, HP, Nestlé, Total, Vattenfall.

"Business and Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (“RAFI”)", Shift & Mazars, Oct 2013
"Shift and Mazars, in liaison with the Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN, have launched a global consultative initiative to develop public reporting and assurance frameworks based on the UN Guiding Principles." Includes feedback on discussion paper.

"A guide to business and human rights: How human rights can add value to your business", UK Equality & Human Rights Commission, Mar 2013
Focuses on small businesses

"Resources on human rights for smaller businesses", Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Mar 2013
 - full guide: "A guide to human rights for small and medium-sized enterprises", developed by Global CSR, Dec 2012
  - videos: "Small and Medium sized Enterprises & Human Rights" [in English; also available subtitled in FrenchGermanItalianPolishSpanish]

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

“Why human rights matter: Background reader”, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Jan 2013
Focus on extractive industry

"State of Play: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in Business Relationships", Institute for Human Rights and Business & Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, 3 Dec 2012

"Human rights due diligence process: a practical guide to implementation for oil and gas companies", IPIECA, Nov 2012

Corporate Implementation of the Guiding Principles - A Guide on How to Review Company Performance and Implement the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, INCAS Consulting, Oct 2012

"Four Questions to Guide Human Rights Reporting", Virginia Terry, Director, Advisory Services, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), 28 Aug 2012

"Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in your Supply Chain: Handbook & Toolkit", Social Accountability Intl., Jul 2012

"Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Employers' Guide", Intl. Organisation of Employers (IOE), Feb 2012

“Respecting Human Rights – Organisational Capacity Assessment Instrument”, Global Compact Network Germany & TwentyFifty, 2012

“Human Rights Maturity Model”, Canadian Human Rights Commission, 2012
To help organizations foster and sustain such a [human rights] culture, the CHRC developed the Human Rights Maturity Model (HRMM).

“The corporate responsibility to respect human rights: An interpretative guide”, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nov 2011

 The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Relationship to UN Global Compact Commitments, United Nations Global Compact, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jul 2011

"Human Rights and Responsible Business Practices: Frequently Asked Questions", adidas Group, Jul 2011

“Human Rights Training & Engagement”, BSR (date unknown)

Understanding the corporate responsibility to respect human rights
Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum (produced jointly by the United Nations Global Compact and Maplecroft), undated

 

2. Examples of implementation & uses

"[video] Unilever's approach to implementing the UN Guiding principles on Business and Human Rights", Unilever (interview with John Ruggie, former Special Representative on business & human rights), 28 Apr 2014

"Resources on human rights for smaller businesses", Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Mar 2013
  - "De-mystifying Human Rights for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises" [PDF]: case studies: Sealock (industrial adhesives, France), StartPeople (temporary employment & recruitment agency, Poland), Van Bavel (business gifts & promotional items, Belgium), Danimex (communications technology, Denmark), Farmahem/ФАРМАХЕМ (laboratory supplies & environmental consulting, Macedonia)
  - full guide: "A guide to human rights for small and medium-sized enterprises", developed by Global CSR, Dec 2012
  - videos: "Small and Medium sized Enterprises & Human Rights" [in English; also available subtitled in French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish]

"Respecting Human Rights Through Global Supply Chains", Shift, report of workshop, Jan 2013

  • Participating companies include Anglo-Gold Ashanti, Codelco, Coca-Cola, The Walt Disney Company, Ericsson, Hitachi, McDonalds, PVH, Total and Unilever

"Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto", Rio Tinto, Jan 2013

"How Microsoft Did It: Implementing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", Dan Bross, Senior Director, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship, 4 Dec 2012

“Developing Global Human Rights Auditing Standards”, Shift, 12 Nov 2012
Mazars, Shift and the Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN collaborate to develop human rights auditing standards

"Conference report: Business and human rights: implementing the Guiding Principles one year on", Wilton Park, 27-29 Jun 2012
- Podcast recorded at the conference also provided, contributors include: Dan Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State; Alex Guáqueta, Lecturer, School of International Studies, Flinders University; Rajiv Enoch Williams, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Jindal Stainless Limited

"Embedding Respect for Human Rights Within a Company’s Operations", Shift, report of workshop, 12-13 Jun 2012

"Integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes", Intl. Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Mar 2012

“Four Steps for Human Rights Management” (video), Faris Natour, BSR, 27 Sep 2011

“Integrating Human Rights Into Business Operations”, Faris Natour, BSR, 27 Sep 2011

“The GoodCorporation Framework on Human Rights”, GoodCorporation, date unknown