2 National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights 2020-23

2.2 Pillar 2: the corporate responsibility to respect human rights

The growing interdependence of businesses resulting from their involvement in global value chains has pushed issues such as working conditions, human rights, corruption and the environment to the top of the political and social agenda.

 

Guiding Principles 1 to 3

Measure 5: Multi-stakeholder initiatives on business and human rights

The federal government also backs multi-stakeholder initiatives that focus on human rights issues in sectors such as textiles, cocoa and gold. As these initiatives cover other subjects such as corruption and the environment, they are dealt with in Measure 10 of the 2020–23 CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility] Action Plan.

Objective Indicator Responsibility
Support multi-stakeholder initiatives on business and human rights Federal government support for at least two projects launched as part of multi-stakeholder initiatives. FDFA [Federal Department of Foreign Affairs],

EAER [Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research]