Assessing Human Rights Risks and Impacts

Perspectives from corporate practice

his publication provides an insight into the different contexts, motives, requirements and approaches of five companies that have begun to assess the human rights risks and impacts of their business activities and relationships. It gives an impression of the benefits and limitations of each chosen approach and outlines the challenges faced and the lessons learned by the companies interviewed. It does not offer universal guidance on how companies should assess human rights risks and impacts. Instead, it provides an insight into corporate practice and experience, issues that have so far been discussed mainly behind closed doors.

Tools / Guidelines / Training
Global Compact Network Germany
German Institute for Human Rights
46 pages
Human Rights Risk Assessment [HRRA]
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]