Business & Human Rights

Following the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), businesses can no longer turn a blind eye to human rights impacts arising from their operations.

Human Rights in business is fast emerging as a growing area where businesses must become compliant and manage their legal and reputational risks.

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Director’s Checklist for UK company reporting requirements

Do you know what category your organisation falls into under the Companies Act 2006? i.e is it small or medium […]

Creating a human rights policy in 4 steps

A company that adopts a human rights policy demonstrates its commitment to respect human rights. What should such a policy cover? Ardea has developed this outline template to serve as a guide to companies wanting to get started on developing a human rights policy.

Suspicious financial activity & human trafficking

The Guide aims to raise awareness of the money laundering risks associated with human trafficking; to encourage all businesses to fight human trafficking by improving their due diligence and Know Your Customer practices and procedures.

Overview of key business & human rights legislation

Update on key regulatory UK changes to environmental and social reporting information Across the world, the list of mandatory obligations […]

Business and Human Rights Risk Management Toolkit

Since 2011, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human RIghts (UNGPs) have become the global authoritative standard for preventing […]

Business Briefing: UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights

This guide sets out how the UNGPs build on existing legal standards and practices and apply to business. It also details the steps they should be taking to implement them into business practices.

EU Non Financial Reporting Directive summary

What  does the new EU Non Financial Reporting Directive mean for UK companies?  This Guide provides a summary of the key legal aspects of the new UK Financial Reporting Regulations.

Human Rights at Sea: Introduction & Commentary on UN Guiding Principles

Maritime companies need to assess their major human rights risks, and then prepare due diligence plans to ameliorate those risks, and promote respect for human rights. The report brings these responsibilities to life by providing examples of company best practices and highlighting that the consequences of a failure to respect human rights can bring serious consequences for a company

Decisions makers and Human Rights in business

A guide to developing the approach and involvement of key team players. This guide is also found in the MSA toolkit.

The Business Case for Directors to address human rights issues

This guide provides guidance on why Directors should consider addressing human rights issues. It helps to build the business case.

Human Rights Due Diligence Checklist

Introduction One of the essential elements for a company to demonstrate that it respects human rights is to develop a […]

Key differences between the UNGC and the UNGPs

Comparative table explaining the key differences between the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human […]

Key differences between UN Global Compact & UNGP on Business & Human Rights

Companies can no longer reduce their corporate responsibility to volunteering initiatives and charitable donations. More than ever before private sector […]
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