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UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework

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04 Mar 2015

Supported by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on human rights issues in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) has been launched. The framework will help companies wanting to improve their reporting on human rights and provides guidance on identifying human rights content for inclusion in an integrated report.

The framework provides a concise set of questions and offers companies clear and straightforward guidance on how to answer these questions with relevant and meaningful information about their human rights policies, processes and performance. It is also intended as an incentive to improve these policies and processes and the performance over time.

The framework is the first of two guidance frameworks around the UNGPs. The second  - expected to be published in early 2016 - will be an assurance framework. It will provide guidance for assurance providers on how to appropriately assess and assure the information reported by companies in line with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.

Please click to access the framework on the newly created UNGP reporting website.

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