The International Organisation of Employers (IOE), Business at OECD (BIAC) and BusinessEurope, their member federations and the tens of millions of companies they represent have been deeply engaged in the promotion and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The tenth anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles this year is an important moment for stocktaking and re-focusing efforts to strengthening their uptake.
The IOE, Business at OECD (BIAC) and BusinessEurope welcome the initiative to draft a roadmap for the better implementation of the UN Guiding Principles. The IOE has supported this project by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights through regional and global consultations, surveys, and research as well as the flagship report “#UNGPsPlus10- Achievements, challenges, and the way forward in the uptake and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”, which was launched in February 2021.
Based on their strong business and human rights engagement, IOE, Business at OECD (BIAC) and BusinessEurope reiterate that the UN Guiding Principles as the authorative global framework on business and human rights, created clarity of the rules and responsibility of all actors and resulted in much more focused approach in the promotion of business and human rights by particularly companies, but also investors, and international organisations and States.