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Essential questions for developing effective human rights policies

January 26, 2024

Growing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) expectations and expanding global regulation are propelling organizations to consider implementing a stand-alone human rights policy, according to Gartner.

Public focus on human rights

Shareholder proposals and media reports continue to put human rights concerns within companies and their supply chains under public scrutiny. Furthermore, new laws such as the European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive require subject companies to report social issues (including human rights) in their own workforce, value chain, affected communities, customers, and end users.

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