VIDEO | Unpacking the continuum of involvement in the UNGPs
Chris Caskey | April 17, 2023
As part of the UN Global Compact Network Australia’s Modern Slavery Impact Initiative (MSII), we are releasing a series of short Bite-sized Learning videos unpacking key modern slavery risk issues and topics for Australian businesses.
In our fourth video, Manager, Human Rights at the UNGCNA, Chris Caskey, spoke to Vanessa Zimmerman, Director, Chair of Human Rights Workstream and Modern Slavery Community of Practice – UNGCNA and CEO – Pillar Two, to unpack the continuum of involvement in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) – the framework companies can use to understand how they could be involved in human rights harms including modern slavery through their own activities and business relationships and what actions are expected based on their level of involvement.
In 2021, there were an estimated 49.6 million people living in conditions of modern slavery worldwide, with increasing prevalence in the Asia Pacific. As modern slavery remains a key human rights risk for Australian businesses, this video aims to raise awareness and support businesses in Australia in understanding the imperative to identify, manage and mitigate their modern slavery related risks.
This bite sized learning series was funded by the Australian Government through the National Community Crime Prevention Program: Modern Slavery Grant opportunity. The views expressed in this video are the author’s alone and are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government.
This content was funded by the Australian Government through the National Community Crime Prevention Program: Modern Slavery Grant opportunity. The views expressed in this video are the author’s alone and are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government.
Resources mentioned in this video include:
- UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – Implementing the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework: https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/documents/publications/guidingprinciplesbusinesshr_en.pdf
- ACSI – Moving from paper to practice: ASX200 reporting under Australia’s Modern Slavery Act – July 2021: https://acsi.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/ACSI_ModernSlavery_July2021.pdf