The Council strongly supports the UN Guiding Principles. Their implementation supports and promotes human rights, thus reducing risks for people and business. The Council also supports the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the ILO Tripartite Declaration on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy, and acknowledges the importance of the UN Global Compact and ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility.

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Corporate Compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: Anti-Slavery Performance in 2016
News & AnalysisLegislation 07 March 2017

In 2016, a new study, funded by iPoint, was conducted in conjunction with Development International. 1,961 brands were evaluated against their disclosure compliance based on the law’s Risk Verification, Audit, Certification, Internal accountability...Read More

Polish National Action Plan for the Implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020
Legislation 29 May 2017

The National Action Plan was created on the basis of the three pillars included in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The National Action Plan primarily aims to enhance the protection of human rights of individuals and to enable ...Read More

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Compendium of relevant reference materials and resources on ethical sourcing and prevention of trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation in supply chains
LegislationPublications 22 March 2018

The objective of the Compendium of Resources is to take stock of the existing legislation, policies, guidelines, recommendations, reports, studies, and other types of initiatives developed to better understand and respond to the global problem of tra...Read More

Loi 2017-399 du 27 mars 2017 relative au devoir de vigilance des sociétés mères et des entreprises donneuses d’ordre
Legislation 28 March 2017

French Law on the Corporate Duty of Vigilance According to the law, all companies headquartered in France and employing more than 5,000 employees in France, or headquartered in France or abroad and employing more than 10,000 employees worldwide, mus...Read More