Swiss NAP: Promotion of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights
The Federal Council expects companies based and/or operating in Switzerland to respect human rights in all their activities, wherever they operate. For this purpose the Swiss National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights (NAP) has been elaborated. The NAP articulates priorities and actions to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)
The UNGPs have become the internationally recognized framework providing a blueprint for concrete steps businesses should take to respect human rights (human rights due diligence). The 31 Guiding Principles are based on three pillars: The State duty to protect, corporate responsibility to respect and access to remedy.
As part of our collaboration with the Swiss Federal Administration and focusright in promoting the UNGPs, this page offers an overview on events and key resources commanded by the Federal Council to raise awareness of companies and help them to implement human rights due diligence.