Is the Reporting Framework final, or will it evolve in the future?

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework is the result of two years of research and consultation with business, civil society groups, investors and governments across all regions. Companies can begin using it straight away to drive better and more transparent management of human rights issues across their value chains, with the potential to positively impact millions of peoples’ lives around the globe.

In the first year after the launch, the project team will work with a number of early adopters, including Unilever – the first adopter – and ABN AMRO, Ericsson, H&M, Nestlé and Newmont to learn from their experience and identify ways to further improve the implementation guidance and supporting resources. The project team will also continue to welcome feedback also from others using the Reporting Framework, whether companies, investors, civil society, government or other experts and practitioners. It is anticipated that this process of learning will continue in the future to contribute to further updates of the guidance, and that at some point the Framework itself should be reviewed and could be revised.