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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. 

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

Reporting et Droits de l'Homme en France (pt 2)

December 2019 | Michelle Langlois

Au cours de la phase 1 de cette étude, Shift a analysé le reporting en matière de droits de l'homme des 20 plus grandes entreprises françaises de 2017 et début 2018, avant que les entreprises ne soient tenues de se conformer à la loi sur le devoir de vigilance. Dans cette deuxième phase, nous examinons leurs premiers plans de vigilance et leurs rapports de mise en œuvre de 2018 et 2019.

Human Rights Reporting in France. Two Years In: Has the Duty of Vigilance Law led to more Meaningful Disclosure?

November 2019 | Michelle Langlois

This two-part study aims to uncover whether the French Duty of Vigilance Law, which imposes mandatory human rights due diligence and reporting, would have any influence on the maturity of the companies’ public disclosure, as measured against the expectations of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

Listening to Affected Stakeholders to Improve Business Human Rights Performance

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

Human Rights Reporting in the Canadian Mining Sector

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.

Human Rights Reporting in France

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.

From Audit to Innovation: Advancing Human Rights in Global Supply Chains

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.

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