New Report on Corporate Disclosure Concerning Human Rights Performance (Shift, 2014)
Shift recently published a research report, “Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”, outlining their findings on how companies currently report on their human rights performance. A particular focus on the research was furthermore on how the corporate disclosure relates to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The main findings indicate that “companies already disclose information about their human rights performance in relation to the key components of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, as set out in the UN Guiding Principles. However, most disclosure on human rights is at present limited to relatively general statements about process, with little information disclosed about how these relate to specific risks or impacts, or company responses to them.” Nonetheless, the report identifies examples of how a “fuller and more specific disclosure” on human rights performance can be accomplished. Please click on the image to be redirected to the report document (PDF).