The objective of this guide (the “Guide”) is to help business understand, respect, and support the rights of indigenous peoples by illustrating how these rights are relevant to business activities. The advice offered in this Guide is not prescriptive and a “one-size-fits-all” approach is impracticable. The diversity of issues and contexts, as well as a business’ size, sec tor, ownership and structure, means that the scale and complexity of the measures necessary to ensure respect for indigenous peoples’ rights and opportunities to support such rights will vary depending on a number of factors. These factors are likely to include the following: the particular indigenous peoples and their cultures, histories and preferences regarding development; the busi ness and its objectives; the proposed activi ties and the regulatory environment; and the severity of the business’ potential adverse impact, if any. This Guide encourages business to engage in meaningful consultation and partner ship with indigenous peoples on a local level and to adapt the principles discussed and practices suggested here to their distinct situ ations and contexts. It is important to note that as this Guide specifically focuses on the interaction be tween business and indigenous peoples, it does not represent a self-contained or exclu sive code that encapsulates all of the respon sibilities a business has towards indigenous peoples. The actions suggested here could be considered alongside a broader set of actions business take to respect and support the hu man rights of all people.