Swedish Govt. launches its National Action Plan implementing UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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24 August 2015

Action plan for business and human rights

Author: Government Offices of Sweden

The Government believes that business and respect for human rights go hand in hand and must be part of an active corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy. The Government has therefore drawn up a national action plan for business and human rights.

In June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The national action plan aims to translate the UN Guiding Principles into practical action at national level. The plan responds to the European Commission’s request that Member States draw up national action plans.

So far, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Lithuania have developed national action plans.

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24 August 2015

full text: "Action plan for business and human rights"

Author: Government Offices of Sweden

This document is Sweden’s national action plan for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Its aim is to support Swedish businesses in transforming the UN Guiding Principles into concrete action. The plan sends a clear message about the Government’s expectations of modern business: successful and competitive companies of the future are those that make human rights and corporate social responsibility part of their core business. Consumers, investors and other stakeholders expect this.

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