UNDP

Human Rights Risks
in Business Operations

This is a non-exhaustive list of human rights risks and impacts common to many industries, to be used as a resource together with UNDP’s Human Rights Due Diligence Training Facilitation Guide and Human Rights Self-Assessment Training Tool.

 

The content was developed with the generous pro bono assistance of the international law firm Clifford Chance with support from the firm’s APAC offices, including in Perth, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong.

 

The list, regularly updated and extended, is informed by the relevant provisions of UN Human Rights Treaties, ILO Fundamental Conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

 

Terms of Employment

 

Wages and Workhours

 

Workplace Discrimination

 

Forced and Bonded Labour

 

Youth and Child Labour

 

Health and Safety

Product Testing

 

Advertisement, Marketing and Intellectual Property

 

Unlawful, Harmful or Discriminatory Use of Products or Provision of Services