The third step of human rights due diligence is tracking the company’s performance on preventing and mitigating its human rights risks, and drawing lessons from this for the business. Tracking performance enables a company to know whether its human rights due diligence has been effective and is central to improving over time. For many companies, in addition to their own operations, tracking performance will include monitoring the performance of suppliers, customers and other business partners.
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September 2019 | Jana Mudronova
Advisor Jana Mudronova discusses how to evaluate company initiatives to respect human rights through communication with affected stakeholders.
January 2019 | Erika Piquero
Over the past few months, Shift has analyzed the human rights disclosure of 18 Canadian mining companies (traditional mining companies, along with a number of streaming and royalty companies). Our research revealed strengths and weaknesses of the sector’s reporting trends, which informed our key recommendations. Undoubtedly, analysis of the Canadian mining sector’s human rights disclosure can be a significant entry point for addressing human rights disclosure, and underlying human rights performance, of the mining industry globally.
September 2018 | Michelle Langlois
For 3 years, Shift’s Reporting Program has mapped and analyzed the human rights disclosure of over 130 companies around the world. In this special report, we are bringing the spotlight to France, where we have analyzed and dissected the reporting of the top 20 companies listed on the CAC 40 index (by market cap). The purpose of this two-part report is to evaluate the extent to which the new French legislation brings companies closer to the reporting expectations that were set by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
August 2013 | Shift
This resource reviews the limitations of audits as human rights risk assessment and management tools, and offers examples and case studies of alternative and complementary approaches pioneered by companies in different sectors.