Global business and human rights stocktake
UN Global Compact Network Australia | March 3, 2015
The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has launched new interactive online platforms today, revealing how companies and governments are addressing the human rights impacts of business. Key findings include:
- There is significant momentum on National Action Plans and corporate human rights policies
34 of the world’s largest 50 companies now have a publicly-available policy statement on human rights. Four governments have completed National Action Plans, 10 are in process and more than a dozen committed to or considering developing NAPs.
- There is a continuing need for joint action
There is a clear need for stronger coordination within governments as well as across government and business to protect vulnerable people. While some governments cited opposition by economic interests as an obstacle, companies highlighted a lack of willingness from governments.