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Explaining the company's efforts

Communicate

The fourth step of human rights due diligence is communicating about the company’s efforts to prevent and address human rights risks. This means that the company should be prepared to demonstrate the effectiveness of its efforts in practice. There will be a range of audiences for the company to consider, ranging from affected stakeholders to shareholders and investors, to human rights experts to governments and others who are interested in or concerned about the company’s human rights performance. Companies whose operations or business relationships involve severe human rights risks should report formally on their efforts.

Learn more: see all our resource library listings below, as well as specific sections from these comprehensive resources:



Shift's Reporting Program

August 2016 | Partners: Clinique internationale de défense des droits humains de l’Université de Québec à Montréal, Ernst & Young, Hermes EOS, Mazars, Walden Asset Management

Through our reporting program we engage with companies, governments, investors and others about how reporting can be a driver of improved business respect for human rights.

Video: Introduction to Salient Human Rights Issues

February 2016 | Shift and Mazars; UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework

What are salient human rights issues and why do they matter? This short video introduces the concept and explains how companies should focus on salient issues for both action and reporting.

Webinar: Introduction to the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework

December 2015 | Shift, UN Global Compact

This webinar explores how business can use the UN Guiding Principles Framework to report in a meaningful way on human rights risks and impacts. The webinar also features speakers from Shift, H&M and Newmont.

Mapping the Modern Slavery Act Against the UN Guiding Principles

July 2015 | Shift

This brief explains how the UK Modern Slavery Act aligns to the Guiding Principles, and how companies can meaningfully and efficiently meet expectations of both the Act and the Guiding Principles.

UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework

February 2015 | Shift, Mazars

The UNGP Reporting Framework and its 31 “smart” questions guide a company through the steps they should take to both manage human rights risks and report on them.

The Rising Tide of Human Rights Reporting Requirements

July 2014 | Anna Triponel

The UK Financial Reporting Council's new guidance lays out expectations for companies on reporting on human rights.

Evidence of Corporate Disclosure Relevant to the Guiding Principles

June 2014 | Shift

This resource analyzes corporate reporting from 43 companies between 2013 and 2014 to examine how they report on human rights in line with expectations of the Guiding Principles.

Pointing the Way Forwards on Non-Financial Reporting

April 2014 | Caroline Rees

The adoption of the EU law on non-financial reporting is a potentially pivotal moment for the advancement of responsible business conduct.

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