State of Play - Human Rights Due Diligence, Anticipating the Next 5 Years

Report, 30 June 2010

The first in IHRB's “State of Play” report series, this report focuses on human rights due diligence. 

It examines the approach of 24 prominent companies in interpreting the concept – namely, the development of human rights and related policies, assessing human rights risks and impacts, integrating and acting on assessments, tracking performance, and communicating to stakeholders – and describes the efforts made to apply it in practice.

The Report comes at a key moment in the development of the business and human rights agenda.  It was released prior to the endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a contribution to prove human rights due diligence was not only theoretically possible, but in fact already being practiced by companies around the world.

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