Trade

The Commodity Trading Sector: Guidance on Implementing the UNGPs

Report, 28 November 2018

The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) mandated the Institute for Human Rights and Business to work with all representatives from different stakeholder groups to develop Guidance for the commodities trading sector on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights (UNGPs). 

The Guidance was officially launched at the 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. It is intended to help representatives of commodity trading firms to implement the UNGPs in their company systems and cultures. It also serves as a tool for the sector as a whole in developing a shared practice of responsible trading which is consistent with international standards relevant for the respect of human rights. 
 

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