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 of the UN Global Compact
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.
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
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.
- Tue, 29 JunOnline Event
- Tue, 01 JunOnline Event
- Human Rights Due Diligence Step 4 - Embedding and integrating Human Rights Due Diligence in processesTue, 04 MayOnline Event
- Thu, 29 AprOnline Event
- Human Rights Due Diligence Step 3 - Defining effective measures to cease, prevent or mitigate impactsTue, 06 AprOnline Event
- Mon, 15 MarOnline Event
- Tue, 09 MarOnline Event
- Tue, 09 FebOnline Event