OECD blog – Corporate respect for human rights in the Chinese context

OECD Blog largeThe OECD today published a blog on ‘Corporate respect for human rights in the
Chinese context’  by GBI Director Katryn Wright. It calls for greater
stakeholder collaboration to scale efforts by companies to implement corporate
respect for human rights and was launched on the first day of the OECD
Responsible Business Forum in Paris, at which GBI is participating. The blog
outlines the state of play in policy developments, provides recommendations for
business operating in the Chinese context and notes:

‘There is a clear need for more concerted and collaborative efforts by all stakeholders to advance business and human rights in the Chinese context. This will require commitments and collaboration by business and other stakeholders. Some companies are beginning to take action, but increased support is needed from multiple stakeholders to achieve scale. Shared standards and norms need to be aligned to the UNGPs, and good practices need to be identified. Capacity-building, behaviour change and relationship-building are needed now and will require commitment and support from all stakeholders.’  

Access the full blog post here: http://oecdinsights.org/2015/06/18/corporate-respect-for-human-rights-in-the-chinese-context/

Find out more about GBI’s Outreach and Capacity work in China here: http://www.global-business-initiative.org/work/china1/

Katryn Wright is GBI Programme Director, Outreach and Capacity Building. The views expressed in the blog are the author’s and do not represent the views of the GBI member companies or partner organisations.