Why due diligence and assurance of human rights performance are essential tools to protect people and companies – Part 2

In my previous blog, I discussed the international influence the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) has had, and continues to have, on ensuring companies respect human rights and the unparalleled support across states. In 2015, Mazars and Shift launched the UNGP Reporting Framework after a

Why due diligence and assurance of human rights performance are essential tools to protect people and companies – Part 1

In 2012 and 2013, “human rights audits” took place at two garment manufacturing factories: one at Ali Enterprises in Pakistan, the other at Tazreen Fashions. Weeks after both “audits” took place, over 400 workers’ lives were lost due to fires at the factories.  Social, or human rights, auditing was in

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