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May 2016

Business and human rights: evolution and acceptance

This guide, written in partnership with the Global Compact Network UK, sets out the context for the importance of human rights issues to business.

This guide, written in partnership with the Global Compact Network UK, sets out the context for the importance of human rights issues to business. It also identifies the human rights-related areas that management accountants should consider in relation to their organisations. This will help to inform short-term key actions and processes and to support long-term corporate objectives and overall reputation.

Respect for human rights is critical for businesses, and hence for CGMAs, on many levels. For Unilever it is fundamental for the way we do business, for our own operations, our value chain and the communities where we operate. Only when we look at our entire footprint are we able to set and implement the appropriate standards that you would expect of Unilever.

Roger Seabrook VP Finance Marketing & Sustainability, Unilever

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Business and human rights: evolution and acceptance