New guidance on business and human rights

21 June 2016

A new section on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s website has been created aimed at bringing human rights to life, explaining how they work and the protections they offer.

Included is a new five-step guide that will help board directors ensure their companies respect human rights.

Businesses have a significant impact on the way we live our lives and enjoy our human rights, whether as an employee, a customer or simply living alongside companies that share our cities and towns.

Board directors are uniquely placed to ensure that their companies know what their human rights responsibilities are and how they can meet them.

The guide also provides advice on how businesses can meet the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights.

The Commission has produced a short animation that outlines how businesses can impact on people’s human rights.