Business and Human Rights
The topic of business and human rights is currently in a dynamic development process. It's clear today that the primary responsibility for adherence to and enforcement of human rights resides with the states, but increasingly on the level of international law, the responsibility of individuals as well as the responsibility of legal persons is being discussed. With the resolution of the UN framework initiated by the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, Professor John G. Ruggie, for the first time on the international level, a framework exists for the various aspects in the sphere of business and human rights. Companies are asking themselves how they can fulfil their "Responsibility to Respect", as portrayed in the Ruggie framework. Together with its member companies, econsense is discussing the practical issues pertaining to the topic of business and human rights and is drafting concrete management approaches.