Businesses are increasingly required to identify and manage their involvement in adverse environmental and social impacts throughout their organisations and supply chains. Previously, drivers for developing human rights compliance programmes have included reputation risk and compliance with best practice and “soft law” standards.

However, the global legal landscape is evolving rapidly and human rights compliance programmes are increasingly becoming a regulatory requirement. Businesses should consider how to evolve existing structures to embed respect for human rights and to ensure a rights-respecting culture of integrity throughout their organisations.

See our sector guides on Human Rights Compliance Programmes below.