Human Rights & Due Diligence

Human & Labour Rights

The responsibility for human rights and labour standards does not rest with governments alone. As part of its commitment to the UN Global Compact, the business community has a responsibility to uphold human rights and labour standards both in the workplace and more broadly along its entire value chain.

Human rights touch on a broad range of issues, including labour rights, working conditions, non-discrimination, culture, health, water, education and privacy.

Global Initiatives






Global Initiatives of the UN Global Compact

Packaging Factory

Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

The Action Platform on Decent Work in Supply Chains brings together companies who are committed to respecting human rights and fundamental principles and rights at work by leveraging their supply chains and taking collective action to address decent work deficits.

Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

African Child

Child Labour Platform (CLP)

The CLP aims to identify the obstacles to the implementation of the International Labour Organization Conventions in supply chains and surrounding communities, identify practical ways of overcoming these obstacles, and catalyse collective action.

Improving Wages to Advance Decent Work in Supply Chains

This platform builds the case for advancing decent work in global supply chains and demonstrates how labour rights and human rights are critical for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards

The ILO Helpdesk for Business provides information on a wide range of labour topics, all derived from the International Labour Organization Multinational Enterprises Declaration.

Local Activities of the Global Compact Network

Switzerland & Liechtenstein

Buildings from Below

Responsible Business Initiative

The popular initiative "For responsible companies - to protect people and the environment" was rejected.  


But what does this mean exactly for Swiss businesses? What does the counter-proposal entail? We have compiled the most important information for you and highlight the offers we as Global Compact Switzerland & Liechtenstein have developed in order to equip you on your sustainability journey.

Human Rights Due Diligence Training Programme 2021

The Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein offers a new training programme to its members on Human Rights Due Diligence. The training will be implemented by focusright.

For more information on the training, learning outcomes, dates as well as registration details, please click below.

Business Meeting

Individual Coaching on Human Rights Due Diligence

We offer tailor-made individual coaching to our members on Human & Labour Rights such as Due Diligence.

Please contact us to set up an appointment.



  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 6 - Grievance and remedy mechanisms
    29 Jun, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST
    Online Event
  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 5 - Tracking and communicating on Human Rights
    01 Jun, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST
    Online Event
  • Cobalt Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the DRC
    29 Apr, 16:30 – 17:30 CEST
    Online Event
    Pre-evening Dialogue
  • Human Rights Due Diligence: International Regulatory Developments
    15 Mar, 14:00 – 15:00 CET
    Online Event
  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 2 - Identifying Human Rights risks and impacts
    09 Mar, 14:00 – 15:30
    Online Event
  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 1 - Policy Commitment on Human Rights
    09 Feb, 14:30 – 15:30 CET
    Online Event



Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Family-friendly Workplaces

Business: it's time to act.

Decent Work, Modern Slavery & Child Labour

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

ETI Human Rights Due Diligence Framework

Decent Work Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement