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Knowing if it worked


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:

The Valuing Respect Project: Developing Better Ways to Evaluate Business Respect for Human Rights

February 2018 | Partners: Regional Partners: The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, the ASEAN CSR Network and the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business; Funders: Humanity United and Norges Bank Investment Management

The Way Businesses' Social Performance Gets Measured Isn't Working

February 2018 | Caroline Rees

The way businesses' social performance gets measured isn't working - at Shift, we are starting a major new collaboration to help change that.

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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