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:
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July 2013 | Partners: Caritas-Zambia
In collaboration with partners, Shift facilitated awareness raising workshops in Lusaka, Zambia for government, business and civil society.
July 2013 | Partners: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Shift authored a discussion paper for the OECD on stakeholder engagement in the extractive industry, setting out options and recommendations for a proposed "user guide" to address this issue.
June 2013 | European Commission; Shift and Institute for Human Rights and Business
These three comprehensive guidance documents cover all aspects of implementing the Guiding Principles for companies in three sectors: information and communication technologies (ICT), oil and gas and employment and recruitment.
May 2013 | Anna Triponel
As Myanmar opens for business, how can companies ensure they hear from potentially affected people?
May 2013 | Emma Wilson and Emma Blackmore; International Institute for Environment and Development
This book explores the use and impact of company-community grievance mechanisms in the oil and gas, forestry, and mining sectors through a series of practical case studies.
April 2013 | Shift
This resource, based on extensive on-the-ground stakeholder consultations, is designed to help companies in or planning to enter the Myanmar market to develop and implement a stakeholder engagement strategy, aligned to the Guiding Principles.
March 2013 | Partners: International Finance Corporation
Shift provided expert input to the International Finance Corporation on potential good practice guidance for its private sector clients on human rights due diligence in high risk circumstances.
January 2013 | Global Social Compliance Programme, Consumer Goods Forum
This resource, developed with support from Shift, provides a framework based on current good practices for companies that are developing a social compliance management system, or improving an existing supply chain social compliance monitoring program.