This publication offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to a subject now on the agenda of responsible companies and at the forefront of public attention. It is targeted primarily at those who formulate policy
and at operational managers of transnational companies, tackling the question of human rights from Board level through to working with sub-contractors. It addresses the human rights issues and dilemmas that affect companies across most of their functions and throughout their organisational structure. It takes as its point of departure the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which calls upon ‘every individual and organ of society’ to uphold these internationally accepted standards.