Translating Human Rights Commitment into Business Practice


The complexity of production networks and business relationships can make it challenging for businesses to determine how to ensure that human rights are respected throughout their operations. In this Academy session, experts will provide you with practical tools and approaches for identifying and prioritizing salient human rights issues — namely those human rights that are most at risk of being negatively impacted by your business. You will also have the opportunity to learn from peer companies’ experiences and lessons learned.


By completing this session and related learning materials, you will learn to:

  • Identify your company’s human rights risks

  • Map out potential risks across your operations and value chain, including among suppliers, contractors, joint venture partners and customers

  • Prioritize your company’s actions under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and to identify next steps

  • Utilize tools that can help you determine the severity and likelihood of your company’s potential human rights impacts