Resource Center

The Resource Center provides existing studies, websites, tools, databases and further information on Human Rights in general, and with focus on tourism. 

If you know further resources, please info [at] humanrights-in-tourism [dot] net (subject: Resource%20Center) (let us know) and we are glad to add them. 

Business and Human Rights: Navigating a Changing Legal Landscape

January 2022

The momentum behind the introduction of mandatory human rights and environmental reporting and due diligence requirements continues to grow. There is increasing recognition by policymakers and legislatures of the value of adopting a holistic approach to driving responsible and sustainable business conduct. In this briefing, the GBI and Clifford Chance consider these developments, focusing on what companies need to know to position themselves to navigate the changing legal landscape.
Clifford Chance
Global Business Inititative [GBI]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
30 pages

Closing the gap

Evidence for effective human rights due diligence from five years measuring company efforts to address forced labour

Momentum is growing for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence, with companies and investors lining up alongside civil society, workers, governments and unions to call for effective laws to oversee rights protections. This report provides new evidence of the urgent need for voluntary action to be strengthened with robust regulatory requirements for companies to identify human rights risks and prevent abuse.
KnowTheChain
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
Labour Rights
Due Diligence
Modern Slavery
23 pages

Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines for the Public Sector in Tourism

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent impact on the tourism sector, integrating women’s needs and concerns into tourism policy is more important than ever. The Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines for the Public Sector in Tourism have been developed to support the tourism public sector to integrate gender equality considerations and women’s economic empowerment into tourism planning and implementation.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Gender
Equality
24 pages

A Compass for Just and Regenerative Business

Being at a crucial juncture in human history, we need to shift the paradigm of business to adopt a just and regenerative mindset, embedding this into a new way of making decisions. The guide explores the role of business in taking a just and regenerative approach. Identifying practical implications of how to start applying this to current activities, it introduces the Business Transformation Compass as a navigation guide for understanding and shifting the approach businesses take to change.
Forum for the Future
World Business Council for Sustainable Development [wbcsd]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
39 pages

A Toolkit for Communicating Food Waste to Guests

his open-source toolkit can be used according to your organization’s needs. Some people may make use of the turnkey messages included, while others will find inspiration to create their own branded campaigns. The toolkit is designed to help anyone who makes decisions on how to talk to guests about the topic of food waste.
WWF
Environment
Hospitality
41 pages

Access to Remedy

August 2021

The third pillar of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) states that individuals whose rights are harmed by business must have access to remedy. To support businesses in fulfilling their obligations under the UNGPs, this report provides guidance to understand the four key roles business has in providing remedy. Moreover, it sheds light on the five elements of remedy and the changing remedy landscape and gives five recommendations for company action on remedy.
Business for Social Responsibility [BSR]
Grievance Mechanisms
5 pages

Accessibility and Inclusive Tourism Development In Nature Areas

Compendium of Best Practices

This publication showcases examples of good practices on accessible tourism in natural areas, and sheds light on critical topics such as the proper diagnosis, design and criteria of accessibility plans, private-public collaboration schemes and funding mechanisms, which are just some of the key factors and barriers that exist today to make nature-based tourism more inclusive for all.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Tourism Development
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
Environment
78 pages

Achieving the Living Wage Ambition

Reference Sheet and Implementation Guide

Part of the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition Accelerator Initiative, the Living Wage Ambition is one of ten SDG Ambition Benchmarks aiming at challenging organizations to set more ambitious targets and accelerating integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into core business management. The guide provides concrete steps to implement a living wage programme which will lead to all employees being provided with wages and benefits that are sufficient to cover at least their basic needs.
UN Global Compact
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Labour Rights
Equality
16 pages

Addressing consumer awareness and (in)action towards modern slavery

Rapid research report: review of existing evidence

Consumers are implicated in modern slavery through demand for forced labour-produced products and services. This consumer-driven market demand, however, can also be used to exert pressure for positive change through both market-based consumption choices and civic action. This research investigates how consumer attitudes, intentions and behaviour can be mobilised to address modern slavery and to identify what interventions are effective in operationalising consumer action on modern slavery.
Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights
Consumer Awareness
37 pages

Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments

The primary audience for this Toolkit is any kind of company facing security and human rights challenges in complex environments. The Toolkit will be useful for company staff working in a wide range of functions, in particular those dealing with security, government relations, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, community relations, and legal issues.
The International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC]
Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance [DCAF]
Risk Assessment
Stakeholder Engagement
Peace and Conflict
Crisis Management
200 pages

Außergerichtliche Beschwerdemechanismen entlang globaler Lieferketten

Empfehlungen für die Institutionalisierung, Implementierung und Verfahrensausgestaltung

Die praxisorientierten Leitlinien für die Gestaltung außergerichtlicher Beschwerdemechanismen für Opfer von Menschenrechtsverletzungen entlang globaler Lieferketten wurden im Rahmen eines vom Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz in Auftrag gegebenen Forschungsvorhabens entwickelt. Der Bericht setzt neue Impulse für einen unternehmensübergreifenden Ansatz und bietet dabei Orientierung für Unternehmen bei der Umsetzung des neuen Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetzes.
Gläßer
U.
Pfeiffer
R.
Schmitz
D.
Bond
H.
Grievance Mechanisms
Supply Chain
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
521 pages

Behavioural Economics

Getting service providers and travellers to choose sustainable options

Behavioural economics draws together insights from different disciplines to help explain human decision-making and behaviours. Using behavioural economics can help us design products and services that promote the sustainable choice as the most likely choice the consumer will make. Highlighting common biases and introducing the behavioural toolset, the report recommends an action plan for the global travel & tourism private sector to support travellers to make more sustainable choices.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Consumer Awareness
Sustainability
12 pages

Beyond Pride

The Rights of LGBTI People and the Corporate Responsibility to Respect

The resource is not intended to provide exhaustive guidance on the topic; rather, it is to help enable more comprehensive discussions about the role of business in preventing and addressing risk to LGBTI people in their workforce, amongst consumers, in the communities and contexts where they operate and across their operations and value chain.
Shift
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Diversity & Inclusion
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
18 pages

Black Lives Matter & Business

The objective of this document is to support businesses wishing to positively contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement and make their workplaces better, especially for their Black colleagues and future Black recruits. It provides a business case to support the moral case for an inclusive workplace; identifies key challenges; suggests solutions, acknowledging that one size does not fit all; and signposts resources that can provide deeper understanding.
Global Compact Network UK
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality
24 pages

Born into the Climate Crisis

Why we must act now to secure children’s rights

The threat posed to children and their rights by the climate crisis is not theoretical: it is real, and it is urgent. Save the Children has partnered with an international team of leading climate researchers led by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel to quantify the extent to which children will experience extreme weather events as a manifestation of climate change, the disparities between generations, and the widening inequality between high-income and low- and middle-income countries.
Ryan
E.
Wakefield
J.
Luthen
S.
Children's Rights
Climate Change
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Supply Chain
50 pages

Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Contexts

Businesses in conflict-affected and high-risk contexts face heightened risks of involvement in serious human rights violations. To prevent and mitigate human rights risks in high-risk contexts, companies should go beyond what is required by the UNGPs by conducting “heightened” human rights due diligence, i.e. accounting for context and the business’s impact on that context.
Business for Social Responsibility [BSR]
Peace and Conflict
Due Diligence
Community Impact
7 pages

Checked Out

Migrant Worker Abuse in Qatar’s World

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (the Resource Centre) invited 19 hotel companies, representing more than 100 global brands with over 80 properties across Qatar, to participate in a second survey on their approach to safeguarding migrant workers’ rights in the country
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Modern Slavery
Migrant Workers
Hospitality
37 pages

Child Labour

Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward

What the report tells us is alarming. Global progress against child labour has stalled for the first time since we began producing global estimates two decades ago. In addition, without urgent mitigation measures, the COVID-19 crisis is likely to push millions more children into child labour. These results constitute an important reality check in meeting the international commitment to end child labour by 2025.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
United Nations [UN]
Children's Rights
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
88 pages

Child Labour Working Group: 2020 Annual Report

In 2019, the Global Compact Network UK launched a Child Labour Working Group (CLWG) to debate, discuss, and share the challenges of working to eliminate child labour and WFCL in supply chains. The Child Labour Working Group 2020 Annual Report summarises the key takeaways from UNGC UK's 2020 Child Labour Working Group meetings. Key features include an overview of child labour, discussing the challenges businesses face when tackling child labour, and highlighting possible tools and solutions.
Delgado
B.
Mizzi
M.
Children's Rights
Labour Rights
Due Diligence
Risk Assessment
12 pages

Climate Change: Building Resilience While Protecting Human Rights

Human rights and climate change are inextricably linked. Connecting the dots, the report sheds light on different risks related to physical climate impacts and risks related to the transition to a low-carbon economy and derives the responsibilities and opportunities in a business context. Exploring the changing landscape for companies, it recommends a foresight-driven approach to factor the changing macro context into the design of robust policies, strategies, and programs.
Darnton H.
Harris S.
Park J.
Climate Change
Environment
Community Impact
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
36 pages