A Resource Guide to Corporate Human Rights Reporting

A Resource Guide to Corporate Human Rights Reporting


While a growing number of tools related to human rights and business provide useful guidance for companies, most do not provide detailed information on human rights reporting. This guide is intended to help companies begin a process of identifying human rights-relevant issues in their operations and to assist in translating these into meaningful and effective reporting.

The document is divided into three sections: Section 1 provides an overview of the evolving 'human rights and business' field; Section 2 discusses human rights reporting and looks at some of the key challenges and debates in this area; and Section 3 looks at the practical aspects of human rights reporting and offers helpful information for companies, including on how to choose a reporting focus from within the broad range of human rights, and how to approach the complex subject of complicity in human rights abuses as part of reporting.


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