Since 2011, respect for human rights has been formalized by the United Nations as a fundamental responsibility of business. As a result, corporations are under ever increasing pressure to identify any human rights infringements related to their business, and to address them quickly and effectively.
Failure to respond to human rights risks affects business in four domains: regulatory reporting requirements and standards; reputational damage and eroded public trust; investor scrutiny of social impact credentials; and values alignment with today’s socially conscious workforce.
Taking decisive and successful action on human rights requires deep specialist knowledge and experience that can be limited within corporations. That's why KPMG has established a global network of professionals with specialist human rights experience who can provide clients with expert advice on these complex challenges.
KPMG professionals can support you at all stages of your business and human rights journey including managing the following:
- Health inequality in emerging markets
- Decent work and inclusive growth
- Human rights
- Inclusion, diversity and equity (IDE)