“Business has a well-established
responsibility to respect human rights,
laid out in international principles,
standards and laws. The actions
required of companies are clear,
and implementing these standards
significantly reduces the risk of negative impacts on people through business operations. However, business respect for human rights is more than a requirement to “”do no harm””. By proactively addressing human rights, companies have the potential to break down significant barriers to development and positively impact the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. Human rights need to be an integral part of any company’s
sustainability agenda and the public
expects CEOs to personally show
leadership on issues of purpose and
impact. Pioneering business leaders are taking up the call. Forward thinking CEOs are sending clear messages to raise the bar for human rights performance, embed human rights in corporate culture, set clear expectations of suppliers and business partners, and drive innovative
collaborations with peers, government
and civil society.

CEO Guide to Human Rights

Resource Key: I6J7CH28

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  • WBCSD

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Place: Geneva, Switzerland

Institution: WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development)

Date: 2019

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“Business has a well-established
responsibility to respect human rights,
laid out in international principles,
standards and laws. The actions
required of companies are clear,
and implementing these standards
significantly reduces the risk of negative impacts on people through business operations. However, business respect for human rights is more than a requirement to “”do no harm””. By proactively addressing human rights, companies have the potential to break down significant barriers to development and positively impact the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. Human rights need to be an integral part of any company’s
sustainability agenda and the public
expects CEOs to personally show
leadership on issues of purpose and
impact. Pioneering business leaders are taking up the call. Forward thinking CEOs are sending clear messages to raise the bar for human rights performance, embed human rights in corporate culture, set clear expectations of suppliers and business partners, and drive innovative
collaborations with peers, government
and civil society.

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