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Sustainable and responsible business

Business and human rights

Human rights are an increasingly important aspect of corporate social responsibility. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [1 MB] define what companies and governments should do to avoid and address possible negative human rights impacts by business.

The EU has endorsed the UN Guiding Principles in its 2011 CSR strategy and has made a commitment to support their implementation. For this purpose, a number of guiding materials was published and the development of national action plans is addressed by the CSR peer review process with EU Member States.


National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights by EU Member States:

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