BITC and the international picture
The Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, is just one of the many ways Business in the Community works, along with its members, for a fairer society and more sustainable future across the globe. Throughout August, we'll be highlighting some of our international work. Find out more on the pages about our international work.
Sustainable Development Goals:
Relates to SDGs 5, 10 and 16 - Gender Equality; Reduced Inequality; Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Five years after the endorsement of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the Guiding Principles) by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011, companies are increasingly taking action to fulfil their responsibility to respect human rights.
In order to deliver on their responsibility to respect human rights, companies must embed respect for human rights throughout their business, values and corporate culture.
The blueprint aims to clarify 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.