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

Local

Activities

Events

Publications

 

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.

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.

 

Events

  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 1 - Policy Commitment on Human Rights
    Tue, Feb 09
    Online Event
    Feb 09, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Event
    Webinar
  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 2 - Identifying Human Rights risks and impacts
    Tue, Mar 09
    Online Event
    Mar 09, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Event
    Webinar
  • Human Rights Due Diligence: International Regulatory Developments
    Mon, Mar 15
    Online Event
    Mar 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+1
    Online Event
    Webinar
  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 3 - Defining effective measures to cease, prevent or mitigate impacts
    Tue, Apr 06
    Online Event
    Apr 06, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Event
    Webinar
  • Cobalt Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the DRC
    Thu, Apr 29
    Online Event
    Apr 29, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Online Event
    Pre-evening Dialogue
  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 4 - Embedding and integrating Human Rights Due Diligence in processes
    Tue, May 04
    Online Event
    May 04, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Event
    Webinar
  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 5 - Tracking and communicating on Human Rights
    Tue, Jun 01
    Online Event
    Jun 01, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Event
    Webinar
  • Human Rights Due Diligence Step 6 - Grievance and remedy mechanisms
    Tue, Jun 29
    Online Event
    Jun 29, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Event
    Webinar

Publications

 

Business: it's time to act.

Decent Work, Modern Slavery & Child Labour