Human Rights Training – 6 Principles Ensuring Empowerment and Alignment
The role of businesses in respecting human rights is to ensure that their operations and practices do not infringe on the basic rights and freedoms of individuals. This includes ensuring that their activities do not contribute to human rights abuses such as forced labor, child labor, discrimination, and environmental degradation. Businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights as outlined in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Executives and employees play a critical role in ensuring that an organization respects human rights. They are responsible for implementing policies and procedures that ensure the protection and promotion of human rights within the organization and in its operations. Therefore, it is crucial for organizations to ensure that their employees and executives are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to uphold human rights and promote a positive organizational culture.
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