The Guide for Integrating Human Rights into Business Management is an online tool produced jointly by the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR), the UN Global Compact and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Now in its second edition, it offers practical guidance to companies wanting to take a proactive approach to human rights within their business operations and is of use primarily to business leaders and managers in large and medium-sized enterprises, private and state-owned, who would like to develop their understanding of human rights in business practice.
The existing Business and Human Rights Matrix, which featured in the first edition of the Guide, has also undergone considerable revision, and is now being developed into a fully interactive tool. It is hoped this will be of great practical assistance to businesses looking to integrate or improve human rights in their companies.
The Essential Steps
have been developed by BLIHR as a key component to the Business and Human Rights Matrix. The Essential Steps should be read in parallel with the Matrix tool and as a reference document for the Guide online site.