CSR Europe, Enterprise 2020, 2016

The purpose of this blueprint is to provide practical support to:

  • CSR/Sustainability managers in driving the effort of embedding human rights across the organisation
  • Human Resource, Purchasing and Risk/Legal managers in clarifying their roles and responsibilities when contributing to the embedding efforts

This is done through clarifying the concept of embedding human rights by breaking it down into six elements that can easily be applied to a business environment. A definition of each of the six elements is provided, followed by an overview of the current company practice around it and examples of specific measures and initiatives implemented by companies.

The six elements of embedding human rights are then applied to the Human Resources, Procurement and Risk functions, clarifying how each function can contribute to the overall process of embedding human rights across the organisation.