New Good Practice Note: Organizing the Human Rights Function within a Company (Shift and UN Global Compact, 2014)

The United Nations Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group endorsed a Good Practice Note on companies’ internal organisation of the human rights function. In order to comply with their corporate responsibility to ‘respect’ human rights, companies must effectively embed and consistently organise this responsibility within their business structures – at all levels, functions and relationships. The Good Practice Note identifies and analyses a number of possible ‘models’ which companies have adopted and furthermore outlines their advantages and potential limitations. Based on those experiences, the Good Practice Note lastly “draws out some ‘emerging good practice guidance’ for companies, highlighting a series of questions that may help inform corporate decision-making on how best to organize the human rights function.” Please click on the image to be redirected to the Good Practice Note (PDF).

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