The second pillar of the Guiding Principles provides a blueprint for businesses to prevent and address negative human rights impacts. This blueprint is made up of eight elements — click on the elements below to explore each one.
As companies implement the eight elements, they should also keep in mind these overarching concepts:
FEATURED: From checklist approaches to the blame game, Shift's President Caroline Rees highlights where companies stumble in their efforts to implement the Guiding Principles -- and shares insight about how to overcome these barriers. See the Viewpoint
March 2020 | Nora Mardirossian
This resource is part of a growing collection designed to help investors read and interpret corporate human rights disclosure. This specific resource focuses on excerpts from company reporting on company efforts to tackle gender-based impacts.
March 2020 | Erika Piquero
This resource is part of a growing collection designed to help investors read and interpret corporate human rights disclosure. This specific resource focuses on excerpts from company reporting on engagement with vulnerable stakeholders.
February 2020 | Partners: Mondiaal FNV
Cada vez más, las empresas reconocen su responsabilidad de respetar los derechos humanos, incluyendo los derechos laborales como son la libertad de asociación y la negociación colectiva (conocidos en su conjunto como derechos sindicales). Con este recurso práctico, Shift y Mondiaal FNV buscan equipar a las empresas con ideas y herramientas para que puedan tomar acción y cerrar la brecha entre el compromiso y lo que sucede en la realidad.
January 2020 | David Vermijs
Senior Advisor David Vermijs discusses some of the barriers that companies face when aiming to fulfill their responsibility to ensure that workers have freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining (also known as trade union rights)
October 2019 | Partners: Mondiaal FNV
Increasingly, businesses recognize their responsibility to respect human rights, including core labor rights like freedom of association and collective bargaining (jointly referred to as “trade union rights”). With this practical resource, Shift and Mondiaal FNV wish to equip companies with ideas and tools for taking action, in order to help close the gap between commitment and practice.
September 2019 | Partners: International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
In April 2019, Shift and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) co-convened a workshop to explore the challenges, experiences and leading practices of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in fulfilling the responsibility to respect human rights. This summary note, published by IOE, provides an overview of the key takeaways.
September 2019 | Jana Mudronova
Shift Advisor Jana Mudronova discusses how meaningful stakeholder engagement can lead to more reliable, trusted and meaningful data, and play a key role in informing evaluation
May 2019 | Partners: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands
Shift is supporting the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs as part of a process to engage leading Dutch business sectors in developing sector-based covenants to address “international CSR” risks.