UN Guiding Principles
The world’s first comprehensive guidance for companies
to report on how they respect human rights.
19 September 2017 — Mazars and Shift have launched comprehensive Assurance Guidance on human rights, for the first time giving businesses a clear direction on how to assess their human rights credentials in line with international standards. This subject matter guidance serves two purposes: one, to help internal auditors assure companies’ human rights performance, and two, to support external assurance providers’ assurance of companies’ human rights reporting.
July 2017 — The UNGP Reporting Database — a free, independent resource showing companies’ communication on human rights — now includes 92 companies from eight sectors. The latest new companies are from the palm oil, oil equipment and services, and banking sectors.
February 2017 — The investor coalition supporting the Reporting Framework continues to grow and includes signatories from Australia, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the US. See their statement of support and the names of the investors supporting the Framework.