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The Case for Human Rights Due Diligence in Business

The Case for Human Rights Due Diligence in Business

Kate Larsen

20 years: Human Rights and Supply Chains

Businesses don't really need to care about human rights, do they? Join Kate Larsen as she makes the case as to why they should.

Businesses don't really need to care about human rights, do they? Join Kate Larsen as she makes the case as to why they should.

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The Case for Human Rights Due Diligence in Business

6 mins 7 secs

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand why is human rights due diligence important

  • Outline why business should care about human rights

  • Identify examples of bad human rights due diligence

Overview:

Our societies face too many social issues which governments cannot solve alone. Issues in our societies are often caused, and exacerbated by, a lack of business respect for human rights through due diligence. This includes child labour in mining, forced labour in agricultural sectors and the harassment of Indigenous people for their land.

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Summary
Why is human rights due diligence important?

Labour rights in supply chains, land rights, and data privacy rights are all examples of human rights. These are issues pertinent to businesses of all types and as such, have a key role to play in ensuring respect for human rights.

Why should businesses care about human rights?

Our societies face too many social issues which governments cannot solve alone. Issues in our societies are often caused, and exacerbated by, a lack of business respect for human rights through due diligence.

What are some examples of bad human rights due diligence?

- Child labour in cobalt mining
- Migrant workers in forced labour in the fishing, care work and agricultural sectors
- The harassment and exile of Indigenous people from their land

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Kate Larsen

Kate Larsen

Kate Larsen is a Director at SupplyESChange advising and training Investors and Companies on Environmental and Social issues of ESG, especially, human rights risk management in global supply chains. She has worked over 20 years on supply chain ESG including leading Asia Corporate Responsibility in the UK FTSE100 company Burberry and as a Global Director Responsible Sourcing in a US Nasdaq listed retailer.

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