For most companies, implementing respect for human rights will be a journey.
To manage human rights challenges effectively, a company needs to understand how different parts of its business and its value chain can have a negative impact on people, and then take action. Putting this into practice requires more than just developing good policies and processes. It’s also about the people who will inform, approve and implement them. To ensure that human rights issues are managed effectively, you need to get people and teams across the business onboard and working together.
Driving change amongst different people, teams and functions – and bringing them with you – may seem like a challenge. And it is. You need to be a team player, a driver and a leader. But by building these capabilities, you can have a profound and sustained impact to support your company to meet its responsibility to respect human rights. And that, in turn, is good for the business, too.