What is the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework?

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework is a groundbreaking new tool that helps companies report meaningfully on their human rights performance. It is the first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on human rights issues in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Framework is available for free on this website.

Unilever has already piloted the Framework in its draft form and ABN AMRO, Ericsson, H&M, Nestlé and Newmont are early adopters of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework. These companies will share their experience using it, with the aim of potentially improving the implementation guidance. Dozens of other companies have already told the project team they are using the Reporting Framework as an internal management tool and/or to improve their external reporting.

The Reporting Framework also has the formal support of over 80 investors representing over $4.25 trillion assets under management worldwide.

By catalyzing greater corporate accountability and transparency on human rights in line with the global standard on business and human rights, the Reporting Framework has the potential to positively impact millions of peoples’ lives.