Human Rights in Supply Chains
In Australia businesses are discovering that protecting human rights is not just the right thing to do but it is also good for business. As key manufacturers and purchasers of labour, materials and products, the Australian business
community finds it cannot turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in its supply chains, regardless of whether businesses’ contributions are direct or indirect through supplier partners.
In December 2015, the results of research undertaken by the Australian Human Rights Commission in partnership with two leaders in the business and human rights field,the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility and the Global Compact Network Australia, were published in a report entitled Human Rights in Supply Chains: Promoting Positive Practice. This report provides a unique insight into the current drivers, practices, and challenges of Australian businesses in managing human rights in their supply chains. Importantly, the report provides practical guidance to assist business with identifying and addressing human rights risks in their supply chains. Download a copy of the report here.